Pro Highlights

  • Spent the first 11 games on the team’s practice squad as a rookie in 2015 before being signed to the active roster just hours before kickoff in Week 13 at Detroit.
  • Played in two games last season and rushed for 21 yards on nine carries (2.3 avg.), adding a tackle on special teams.
  • Also appeared in the NFC Wild Card contest at Washington, seeing time on special teams.
  • Was signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.


A three-year letterman, he played in 46 games with 17 starts and amassed 5,151 all-purpose yards, the second-highest total in Bison annals…Recorded three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons despite serving as the No. 2 back until his final year at North Dakota State…Tallied 20 games with 100-plus rushing yards in his career, the second most in school history…Helped the Bison win the national title in each of his three seasons…Graduated with a degree in university studies…Senior season (2014): Started all 16 games, setting school records for all-purpose yards (2,419), rushing yards (1,994) and rushing attempts (368)…Also caught 30 balls for 397 yards (13.2 avg.), the second most by a running back in school history…Compiled 21 rushing TDs, two shy of the school record, and earned second-team Sports Network All-American and second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors…Named MVFC Player of the Week after matching a career high with three TDs, including a career-long 80-yard score, and 139 yards on 17 carries (8.2 avg.) in a 34-14 season-opening win at Iowa State (Aug. 30)…Rushed for a career-high 227 yards on 26 carries (8.7 avg.), highlighted by a 70-yard TD to open the scoring in the first quarter and a 45-yard TD to erase a 32-31 deficit with 9:28 to play in a 39-32 quarterfinal win vs. Coastal Carolina (Dec. 13)…Rushed 26 times for 166 yards (6.4 avg.) and three TDs in the semifinal win vs. Sam Houston State (Dec. 19), adding two catches for a career-high 66 yards (33.0 avg.)…Junior season (2013): Played in all 15 games and rushed for 1,277 yards on 190 carries (6.7 avg.) with 11 TDs…Also added six catches for 34 yards (5.7 avg.)…Returned 11 kickoffs for 288 yards (26.2 avg.)…Registered a season-high 22 carries for 165 yards (7.5 avg.) and three TDs at Southern Illinois (Oct. 19)…Posted a season-high 195 yards on 13 carries (15.0 avg.) in the semifinal win vs. New Hampshire (Dec. 20)…Carried the ball nine times for a team-high 86 yards and a score in a 35-7 win vs. Towson (Jan. 4) in the national championship in Frisco, Texas…Sophomore season (2012): Appeared in all 15 games with one start…Named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team after rushing 194 times for 1,038 yards (5.4 avg.) and nine TDs…Added seven catches for 54 yards (7.7 avg.) and three kick returns for 41 yards (13.7 avg.)…Carried the ball seven times for 75 yards (10.7 avg.) and a TD vs. Robert Morris (Sept. 1) in his first collegiate game…Rushed 19 times for 122 yards (6.4 avg.) and two TDs in the win at Northern Iowa (Sept. 29)…Freshman season (2011): Attended North Dakota State, but was not eligible to practice with the football team.


Given name John C. Crockett; nickname is “Taz”…Born in Minneapolis, Minn. …Single…High school: Played RB, CB, S and KR at various points during his career at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn., where he rushed for 2,849 yards and 60 TDs on 363 attempts (7.8 avg.)…Also caught 36 passes for 627 yards (17.4 avg.) and six TDs…Named first-team all-state by The Associated Press following a senior season that saw him rush for 1,802 yards and 34 TDs on 180 carries (10.0 avg.)…Also added 26 receptions for 495 yards (19.0 avg.) and five TDs that season…Named MVP of the North Suburban Conference and earned all-metro and all-conference honors from KARE 11…Was named a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Football…His school compiled a 35-3 record during his career, including the Minnesota 4A state championship in 2007 and 2009…Earned four letters in basketball and was named all-conference three times…Also ran track three years and holds the school record in the high jump…Community involvement: Visited elementary schools and participated in the Polar Plunge to raise money for underprivileged kids while he was in college…Residence: Minneapolis.