He intends to play professional baseball for the Kansas City Royals organization this summer and play college football for the Tigers in 2003.
"We welcome Roscoe back to our team," said Head Coach Tommy Bowden. "He is a talented player who has a lot of options in two sports. He is an outstanding player and a fine young man who can make a difference."
Crosby did not attend Clemson this past fall, as he was in Arizona working within the Kansas City Royals minor league system.
He had 27 receptions for 465 yards and four touchdowns in 2001.
He set a Clemson record for receptions and reception yards in a
season by a first-year freshman. His 139 receiving yards in a
victory over Duke on December 1, 2001 remain a Clemson record for a
freshman. He also caught a scoring pass in Clemson's Humanitarian
Other Notes of interest:
Willie Simmons returned to Clemson on Thursday and will go through spring practice. He intends to return to Clemson for his final season of eligibility. The graduate student started Clemson's first eight games last season and threw for 1554 yards, including a career high 293 yards at Florida State.
Tony Elliott will return for his final year of eligibility. He earned his degree in December, but still has another year of
Offensive tackle Nick Black will remain at Clemson as a
student, but has decided he will not play football in 2003. Black
suffered a broken leg against Florida State last year.
Clemson had five players rank in the top 20 of NCAA final
statistics for the 2002 season. Justin Miller ranked fifth in the
nation in interceptions with eight in his 13 games, a figure that
also led the ACC. Miller was also declared the ACC kickoff return
champion with his 35-yard average for his 13 returns in 13 games.
Derrick Hamilton was he ACC's all-purpose running yardage
champion for 2002 with an average of 144.8 yards per game. He ranked
20th in the nation in that area. Kicker Aaron Hunt finished 18th
nationally in field goals per game with 17 in his 12 games. He was
second in the ACC in that area.
John Leake and Rodney Thomas both finished in the top 12
nationally in tackles per game. Leake finished seventh with 169 in
his 13 games, while Thomas was 11th with 167 in 13 games.
Clemson will begin Spring practice on Saturday, March 1 and
conclude the session with the Spring Game on Saturday, April 5.
Crosby Expected to Return to Clemson
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