Black Knights Continue Preparations For Season Opener
2012: Played in nine games as a reserve ... rushed seven times for 42 yards ... averaged 6.0 yards per carry ... returned six punts for 14 yards ... had three kickoff returns for 56 yards ... appeared in the San Diego State game, both on offense and on special teams ... finished with three carries for 16 yards ... rushed three times for 27 yards versus Northern Illinois ... long rush of 17 yards established a season best ... also returned one kickoff for 19 yards against the Huskies ... played on special teams in the Wake Forest game ... recorded first career punt return against the Demon Deacons ... returned two kickoffs for an average of 18.5 yards opposite Kent State ... long return went for a season-best 21 yards.
2011: Played in 11 games, starting twice ... rushed 26 times for 123 yards and a touchdown ... caught one pass for one yard ... rushed twice for 21 yards at Northern Illinois ... long run of 19 yards tied his career-high ... started the San Diego State game ... posted season highs with seven rushes and 39 rushing yards versus the Aztecs ... returned one kickoff 19 yards versus Tulane ... marked first kickoff return of his career ... returned one kickoff for a career-best 23 yards at Miami (Ohio) ... drew second start of the season versus Fordham ... carried the ball three times for 12 yards and a touchdown against the Rams ... marked first TD of his career.
2010: Appeared in nine games ... 29 carries for 87 yards ... averaged 3.0 yards per carry ... three catches for 38 yards ... long reception of 17 yards ... established career standard for rushing yards at Duke with 44 on nine carries ... career-long run of 19 yards ... made his collegiate debut against North Texas ... rushed 13 times for 27 yards ... hauled in two passes for 32 yards against Air Force ... one of seven plebes to earn varsity letter.
High School: Three-sport letterwinner at West Rowan High School in Mt. Ulla, N.C. ... earned three monograms in football, three in basketball and four in baseball ... captained both football and basketball teams as a senior ... two-time All-Rowan County pick ... named All-North Piedmont Conference twice ... set school and county records with 79 catches and 1,262 yards in 2009 ... helped West Rowan to state 3A titles in 2008 and 2009 ... named Offensive MVP of 2009 state championship game ... voted team offensive MVP ... 2008 North Piedmont Conference Punter of the Year ... named all-state as a punter by NCPreps in 2008 ... earned 2009 NPC Special Teams Player of the Year honor ... averaged 41.7 yards per punt ... two-time all-conference pick on baseball diamond ... named American Legion Area III All-Star ... played third base and centerfield during baseball career ... named North Carolina High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Given name is Jonathan Neil Crucitti ... parents' names are Rusty and Linda Crucitti ... grandfather, Martin Crucitti, earned silver star, bronze star, purple heart and oak leaf cluster as member of U.S. Army infantry in World War II ... majoring in U.S. History.