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18 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Jay Crayton

In which BracketCat counts down the 18th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Jay Crayton.

#18 Andre McDonald
He has no real relation to today’s post, other than sharing a jersey number, but a picture of Andre McDonald (18) seemed as good a way as any to start the day.
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#18 Jay Crayton

True Freshman | 5-10 | 183 lbs. | Kansas City, Missouri
Jay Crayton
Jay Crayton
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Jalan Terrell “Jay” Crayton (b. Feb. 19, 2001) is a walk-on defensive back from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. His cousin, Patrick, played six seasons in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.

Jay Crayton played for the Hawklets under head coach and former Wildcat Tony Severino.

He helped Rockhurst to earn a trip to the state finals in 2018 and a district championship in 2017, earned all-district honors as a defensive back from the Missouri High School Coaches Association in 2018, and also played quarterback and running back in high school.