Meet starting left tackle Logan Crandall. A 2006 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, Logan has always stood out on the football field. After playing high school ball and wrestling at Cedar Springs, Logan went on to coach for Cedar Springs, as well as play in the semi-pro ranks with the Lakeshore Cougars since 2008. He is currently the offensive line coach for Holland West Ottawa High School.
Off the field, Logan is currently an engineer. He enjoys working out, playing basketball, and hanging out with his dog, Bo. His biggest idols are his parents, as well as every football coach he played for in Cedar. “Oh yeah, also new Hawks QB Manny Hodges,” said Crandall. “That guy is going to set this league on fire and is too cool!”
“The day after the Cougars season ended in the playoffs last year, Hawks owner/head coach David Lange reached out to me and said he was going to do everything he could to bring me home to the Hawks,” said Crandall, when asked why he chose to become a member of the West Michigan Hawks. “After that, I set out to recruit a handful of talented former teammates and bring them to the already formidable team in place. Coach Kapolka has done a fantastic job building the high school team into a powerhouse and I wanted to help bring another exciting football product to Cedar Springs. It’s an opportunity for former high school players to continue their football careers and help build excitement about football in the community! I couldn’t be happier about my decision to come home and play for the Hawks!”
Lange had nothing but great things to say about Logan, as well. “Logan was not only a guy that we wanted, but a guy that we needed. A Cedar Springs product, and a good one. Why wouldn’t we want him? He’s big, he’s fast, and he knows how to create holes for our running backs. Logan is a great athlete, a true leader, and someone the line can look to. He has great speed for his size and I think he will be a tremendous addition to the line.”