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D.J. Crook
D.J. Crook


West Barnstable, Mass.

High School:
Worcester Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 213



H.S. Coach:
Tony Johnson


Nittany Lions Rush Past UMass, 48-7

Penn State is 4-0 for the first time since 2008


Blue Squad Topples White, 37-0 in 
Front of 72,000

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium


Blue Beats White, 67-47, as Spring Practice Wraps Up

Nittany Lion season-opener set for Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium


Coach Bill O'Brien Spring Practice Press Conference


Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

D.J. Crook made good progress and played a significant role as a member of the scout team offense during his first season with the Nittany Lions. The Massachusetts prep passing yardage record-holder is among the first players on the practice field every day. A noted hard worker, Crook took full advantage of the opportunity to be an unsung contributor on the scout team to help the offense prepare for each opponent. His efforts in the strength and conditioning program have helped him add 15 pounds since last season. The former Barnstable High School standout led the White squad in passing during the 2014 Blue-White game, finishing 10-for-17 for 68 yards. An engineering student, Crook will be among a host of young quarterbacks looking to bolster the depth this season behind Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year Christian Hackenberg. Crook will be joined this fall by running back Johnathan Thomas as the Nittany Lions from Massachusetts.

2013 - Freshman Season
Redshirt season. Crook was a vital member of the scout team. He enrolled at Penn State in January 2013.

High School
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.

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