General: Original walk-on who eventually earned a scholarship and became a starter ... Started 16 career games, most of them at left guard ... Also played the center position ... In 2006, was one of eight players from the state of Alaska playing for FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly Division I-A) schools, and was one of 14 in 2007.
2007: Starting left guard ... George W. Ballantine Award winner ... Started and played the entire game at center vs. Northeastern (in place of the suspended Trevor Rees) ... One of 14 FBS (formerly Division I-A) college football players from the state of Alaska, and the only one who hails from a town/city other than Anchorage or Fairbanks ... Named team's offensive player of the week vs. Iowa.
2006: Worked his way into the starting lineup, making starts (at right guard) in NU's final four Big Ten games ... First career start came at Michigan against its talented defensive front ... Tabbed NU's offensive player of the game for his effort against the Wolverines ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week (vs. Miami).
2005: Backup offensive center/guard ... Played in four games (Northern Illinois, Arizona State, Michigan State and Ohio State) ... Twice named the team's Offensive Practice Player of the Week.
2004: Saw limited action ... Named team's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Kansas.
High School: Two-time first-team all-state and three-time all-conference selection ... Two-time Northern Lights Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Totaled 97 tackles (56 solo) seven sacks and two interceptions as a varsity football player ... Returned one interception for a touchdown ... Ran for 381 yards on 60 carries (6.4 yards per carry) and scored seven touchdowns ... Football team has the No. 1 ranked defense in the state senior year ... Captained football, baseball, basketball and wrestling teams, earning multiple letters in each sport ...All-state first baseman, second-team all-region in basketball and two-time state qualifier in wrestling ... Competed in Alaska's Shriners Bowl ... Wendy's High School Heisman State Award winner ... Class valedictorian and member of National Honor Society ... Student Council vice president and a member of the National Helpers Peer Counseling ... Coached by Kelly Blake.
Personal: Born Adam Robert Crum on 11/6/85 ... Son of Joe and Chris Crum ... Father played football at Arkansas; two brothers also played college football ... Chose NU over Washington State ... Psychology major.
The Crum File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: Life's Been Good -- Joe Walsh, Enter Sandman -- Metallica, Some Beach -- Blake Shelton,
XXL -- Keith Anderson, So So Long -- Dierks Bentley
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Lou Gehrig
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: I would want to be in "Back to the Future." I really love that movie, probably seen it about 100 times
Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
A: All About Me
Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
Q: My favorite television show is:
A: 3 way tie -- South Park, Seinfeld and Friends
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
A: I am a huge movie buff that remembers not only movie quotes, but theme songs, director's names and obscure actor's names
Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is...
A: Ohio Stadium (Ohio State)
Q: The best book I have ever read is...
A: "Watership Down" by Richard Adams
Q: My favorite place to visit is...
A: My hometown of Homer, Alaska. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen,
and each time I go home I take pictures to remind me of its beauty
Q: The person that inspires me the most is...
A: My mother. I have watched her go through the most extreme and dire situations with unflappable patience
and a sure-handed faith that everything would be just fine.
Q: My favorite food is...
A: All food! I can't help it, I love food!
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
A: A quarterback -- I had the best arm of all my friends and I was always the QB on the playground
Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
A: I would want to sing. I have always wanted to sing, but sadly I am atrocious at it.
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: I have learned that with hard work, a great attitude, and the love of your family you can complete any goal you aspire to.
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: That's a tough one. I would have to say either fellow offensive lineman Kurt Mattes, or defensive lineman Marshall Thomas.
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: Its close location to the city of Chicago
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: The pride of knowing you are playing big-time football as well as receiving a world-class education
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Enthusiasm, determination, pride and fun
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Walking-on to this football team and earning a scholarship, as well as a starting spot
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
A: Reading the morning newspaper at breakfast before the game ... it calms me
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: The intimate setting, and when it is full, how it can be extremely loud
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: A clip of our team celebrating after we beat Illinois and are on our way to the Rose Bowl
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Playing baseball
Q: The three words that best describe me:
Q: My football-related superstition is:
A: My superstition is that I don't have one. I try to deliberately do things different each week so I don't fall into a routine,
which is in itself a superstitious behavior
Crum's Career Stats
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd
2005................ 4 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2006................ 8 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2007................ 12 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL............... 24 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0