The Massachusetts prep passing yardage record-holder, D.J. Crook enrolled at Penn State in January 2013. He is among five new quarterbacks vying for playing time this fall. Crook was a four-year starter at Barnstable High School on Cape Cod, throwing for 8,126 yards and 77 touchdowns during his brilliant career. Crook attended Worcester (Mass.) Academy in 2012 and was named a team captain under Coach Tony Johnson. He shared Worcester Academy Athlete-of-the-Week honors after throwing for 235 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-13 win over Northfield Mt. Hermon. Crook ran for two touchdowns in Worcester Academy's 27-21 loss to Salisbury (Conn.), which was led by fellow Nittany Lion freshman quarterback Austin Whipple.
Crook threw for a Massachusetts prep record 8,126 yards and 77 touchdowns, starting 38 games at Barnstable High School. He was a four-year All-Old Colony League selection. As a senior for Coach Chris Whidden in 2011, Crook helped the Red Raiders to their first playoff berth in 10 years. As a junior, Crook set school records with 2,813 passing yards and 33 touchdown passes. A four-year letterman, he was selected team captain as a senior and took part in the Shriners All-Star game. Crook was an honor roll student and contributed more than 50 hours of community service his senior year of high school.
Full name is Douglas Crook. He is the son of Doug and Tina Crook, and has two younger sisters, Kayla and Sydney. Both of his parents are teachers and his father is a former head football coach at Barnstable High School. He enjoys lifting weights and working out. Crook plans to major in mechanical engineering. Born March 16, 1993 in Worcester, Mass.