William Crest Jr.

#86 William Crest Jr.

WR | r-Jr. | 6-2 | 210 | Baltimore, Md. | Dunbar

2016 (r-So.)

  • Added depth at quarterback and running back
  • Also used on special teams
  • Saw action on a season-high 15 plays against Oklahoma

2015 (r-Fr.)

  • Played in 11 games in 2015
  • Saw action at quarterback and receiver
  • Finished with one catch for nine yards against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • Relieved Skyler Howard at Kansas and rushed for 56 yards on five carries, averaged 11.2 yards per carry; long of 26 yards
  • Completed three passes for 71 yards at Kansas, including a career-best 45-yarder
  • Finished with three carries for 15 yards against Oklahoma State with a long of six yards
  • Relieved Skyler Howard against Maryland and rushed for a career-high 28 yards
  • Went 6-for-6 against Liberty for 50 yards, including a career-long 23-yard connection with Jacky Marcellus
  • Rushed four times for 24 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Southern

2014 (Fr.)

  • Received a medical redshirt
  • Played in one game before shoulder injury sidelined him the remainder of the season
  • Completed 3-of-4 for seven yards with a long of nine yards against Towson
  • Also ran five times for 27 yards, a touchdown with a long of 13 yards

High School

  • Three-year starter for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High
  • 2013 Maryland All-State First Team quarterback
  • Completed 122-of-216 passes for 2,232 yards and 17 touchdowns
  • Ran for 672 yards and eight touchdowns
  • Helped lead the Poets to two state championships (2012, 2011) and three state playoff appearances (2013, 2012, 2011)
  • As a senior, he led Dunbar to a 9-4 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs
  • Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
  • Elite 11 regional quarterback
  • 2012 Maryland All-State Third Team quarterback as a junior
  • As a junior, he helped lead the Poets to a 13-1 record, the state championship and a No. 12 ranking in the Maryland


  • Birthday is March 21
  • Son of William Sr., and Beverly R. Crest
  • One of three children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
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