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Georgia hires former Miami DB Dallas Crawford to support staff

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Former Miami defensive back Dallas Crawford has joined the Georgia coaching staff.

Crawford, who will serve in a support staff role, was hired earlier this month, according to a document obtained by multiple outlets through an open records request Friday. His hiring went into effect last Monday.

Crawford’s Twitter account also now has a Georgia logo as the profile photo and the bio says he is a coach at the school.

Crawford, a Fort Myers, Florida native, played at Miami from 2011-15. He was a running back during his first three seasons, then switched to safety ahead of his junior season in 2014.

During his time at Miami, Crawford spent three seasons with then-Hurricanes offensive coordinator James Coley, who became Georgia’s wide receivers coach last year.

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In December, Georgia lost support staffer Kevin Beard, a former Miami wide receiver, to Florida International, where he was hired to become wide receivers coach. Tennessee then hired him to the same position earlier this month.

Beard spent last season as an offensive quality control coach with the Bulldogs.

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Crawford rushed for 558 yards and 12 touchdowns on 137 carries when he started six games at running back in 2013. Defensively, he had 87 tackles (2.5 for loss), one fumble recovery, two passes defended and one interception during his Miami career.

Georgia also has hired Jacob Stroot, who will earn $125,000, as director of football technology. Brett Greene had been director of video operations but left this offseason to become director of video for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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(You can follow Kevin on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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