Colorado Buffaloes freshman left cornerback Kenneth Crawley is set to play his first NCAA game on Saturday against Colorado State. Like right cornerback Greg Henderson last season, he will be in the starting lineup.
Crawley's Colorado coaches and teammates have confidence that he will learn quickly, via Brian Howell of Buffzone.com:
"He plays with confidence, but he's a freshman and I'm sure there's going to be a bulls eye on his jersey," CU defensive coordinator Greg Brown said.
Henderson said Crawley has come to him for advice, but that he sees great potential in his new teammate.
"He's coming along real well," Henderson said. "The challenge is that there are a lot of great receivers in this league, so he's just got to be on his A game and just be confident in himself and he'll be all right.
"The first couple of games you're going to be nervous and you get the goose bumps and all of that. But, you're going to settle in and you'll be good. He's a great player and he has great athletic ability, so I have nothing to worry about with him."
The Buffaloes' season opener against the rival Rams is set for 2:00 p.m. MT on Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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