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ASU Football: Koron Crump awarded extra year of eligibility

The sack-machine will be back.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 15 Arizona State Spring Game Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Arizona State Sun Devils senior linebacker and 2016 sack-leader Koron Crump was awarded an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA Friday evening following an injury-plagued 2017 season where he missed conference play.

Crump played just two full games in 2017 before he tore his ACL against Texas Tech. In his short-lived season, Crump picked up right where he left off, earning four sacks, which was just three less than ASU sack-leader A.J. Latu.

The 6-3, 218-pound St. Louis, Missouri native previously attended Fort Scott Community College (Kansas) before he transferred to ASU as a junior and led the team with nine sacks in 2016. He totaled the fifth-most sacks in the Pac-12, returned an interception for 59 yards and had 10.5 tackles for loss in his mega debut season.

With Crump’s return, he’ll likely to line up aside redshirt sophomores Khaylan Thomas, Malik Lawal junior Jay Jay Wilson or sophomore Abe Thompson who all headline ASU’s returning linebackers.