by Joey Sabet
Crawford Jones made his debut for the University of Houston football by throwing for 316 yards and five touchdowns, but was unable to rally the Cougars all the way back in a 44-41 loss at Marshall. In his next appearance Jones threw for 368 yards and three scores, closing out Robertson Stadium with a convincing 40-17 win over Tulane.
Now the senior has something else to look forward to – a job in the Astros broadcast booth.
Jones was named the winner of the Astros’ “You Make The Call” radio apprentice contest last summer, and will start next season as a paid member of the Astros radio broadcast team, serving as a roving reporter during home games as well as conducting pre- and post-game interviews and covering press conferences.
As an athlete and interview subject in recent weeks Jones had time to understand dynamics of interviewing, something he believes will serve him well in what he hopes is a long and prosperous career behind the microphone.
“I’m looking forward to it,’ Jones said. “It’s something I’ve been lucky enough to be on this side of it, and I look forward to getting on the other side of it. Hopefully it will give me a unique perspective.
“I look forward to the challenge, and it’s going to be completely different.”
Maybe he can call Milo Hamilton for some tips.