Rufus Crawford

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Rufus Crawford
Born: (1955-05-21) May 21, 1955 (age 67)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Career information
CollegeVirginia State
Career history
As player
1978Seattle Seahawks
1979–1985Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star (1981)
RecordsCanadian Football Yardage Record
Career stats

Rufus Crawford is an American actor and retired football player who was a running back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1979 through 1985.[1] He broke the Canadian Football League yardage record which had stood for 28 years. He started his career in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.[2][3]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Catwalk TV host Documentary
1996 Lethal Tender Cop #1
2000 Jill Rips Man in bar
2000 Left Behind: The Movie Security Guard #1
2002 Paid in Full Tommy
2005 Cinderella Man Lewis Coach
2007 The Tracey Fragments Bus cop
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Pedestrian
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings Referee
2012 The Samaritan Construction foreman
2014 Gore, Quebec Nick Gleason
2018 Anon Herbert Uncredited


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Catwalk Sid Lee Episode: "First Gig"
1996 Due South Museum Guard Episode: "The Mask"
1996 Conundrum Cop #2 Television film
1996 Beyond the Call Thibodeaux
1998 Naked City: A Killer Christmas Paramedic
1998 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Len Episode: "The Perfect Heist"
1998, 2000 Twitch City Sharpshooter 2 / Good cop 2 episodes
1999 The Famous Jett Jackson Coach Episode: "Front Page"
1999 Coming Unglued Officer Television film
1999 Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story 2nd Trial Judge No 3
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Officer Perez Episode: "Double Exposure"
1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger Warrant cop Television film
1999, 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney Assistant Manager / Referee 2 episodes
2000 Alley Cats Strike Ken's dad Television film
2000 Harlan County War Bill Worthington
2000 Who Killed Atlanta's Children? Terrorist #1
2002 The Red Sneakers Chargers' coach
2002 Keep the Faith, Baby A. Philip Randolph
2002 Crossed Over Officer
2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story Dennis Brandley
2002 Charms for the Easy Life Lynched man
2003 Deacons for Defense Deacon
2004 Crown Heights Mr. Moses
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Parking Attendant Episode: "Spy Games"
2011 Breakout Kings Man walking dog Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Certain Prey Strip joint owner Television film
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Morton Witsel Episode: "Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas"
2017 Designated Survivor Uniformed police chief Episode: "Lazarus"
2018 Imposters Jerry Cook Episode: "Old Unresolved Shit"
2020 Condor Man (Soup Kitchen) Episode: "A Former KGB Man"


  1. ^ Durka, Chris (May 2015). "In Conversation With. . . "Rufus Crawford"" (PDF). Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni Association.
  2. ^ "Rufus Crawford". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  3. ^ Upi (1981-06-08). "Ferragamo Has A Tough Debut". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-15.

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