MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Former Memphis Tigers football star Xavier Crawford was sentenced to 37 more years behind bars for the brutal rape and robbery of an elderly woman in 2009.
The 67-year-old woman was attacked in the driveway of her Raleigh home on February 17, 2009. The victim was hospitalized for 18 days for extensive facial injuries.
Last month, it took the jury approximately an hour and a half to return a guilty verdict on both charges of aggravated rape and aggravated robbery.
Crawford, 42, received the maximum sentence on both convictions; 12 years for aggravated robbery and 25 years without parole for aggravated rape. The sentence will be served consecutively to his current 8 year sentence for a probation violation on aggravated assault and DUI charges.
Crawford still has to stand trial on charges he raped and kidnapped a female relative. Prosecutors say it happened on the same day he raped and robbed the Raleigh woman.
Investigators say Crawford is also accused of raping a school teacher in 2005 and he's suspected of raping women in Florida and Alabama.
Crawford, known to many as 'The X-Man,' was once one of the most sought after football players in the country.