Supplemental Draft Next Move for Crosby

Former Union star and Clemson wide receiver will try his luck in the NFL.

According to several published reports, former Clemson wide receiver Roscoe Crosby has officially thrown his name into the upcoming 2005 Supplemental Draft for the National Football League.

Crosby, who played at Clemson in 2001, and then practiced briefly with the team again in 2003, has been out of organized football for almost two years.

Orginally signed by the Tigers in February 2001, Crosby was ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the country by several recruiting services.

As a true freshman, he caught 27 passes for 465 yards and four touchdowns which was a Clemson record for receptions by a first-year player.

However those numbers were somewhat overshadowed by an early season knee injury against Wofford and a broken nose suffered in the postgame victory celebration against nationally ranked Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

After finishing up the first season of his collegiate career, Roscoe turned to baseball, and the $1.75M contract he signed with the Kansas City Royals out of high school. It was then when it was determined that it would be best for him to fix an elbow problem that had been plaguing him since his days at Union.

Crosby then sat out the 2002 season after he had Tommy John Surgery and it appeared that he may be done playing football at Clemson when he withdrew from classes in March 2003.

However, he was granted a medical waiver and he returned to Clemson to play football in 2003. He played 12 snaps in the season opener against Georgia before withdrawing from school the following week for family reasons.

In a published report on, Crosby said that he has been working out twice a day since November, hoping for the opportunity to play in the NFL.

Crosby also ran a 4.4 forty-yard dash during Clemson's Pro Day in March and came close to duplicating that number in a workout for scouts earlier this month in Columbia.

Crosby, along with a handful of other former college players, will await his fate in the Supplemental Draft on July 14. Top Stories