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Who is Patriots cornerback Keion Crossen?

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Who is Patriots cornerback Keion Crossen?

Age: 22

Position: Cornerback 

College: Western Carolina 

Drafted: Selected in the 7th round (243rd overall) in the 2018 draft by the New England Patriots. 

Experience: Played 11 games in 2018 as a core special teamer and cornerback. Most recently saw action as one of the cover men on Tyreek Hill in the AFC Championship Game. 

2018 stats: 14 tackles in 11 games played. 

Did you know? Crossen starred in both football and track and field at Western Carolina, and he holds the school record in the 100-meter dash. 

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Carles Gil voted finalist for 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year Award

Carles Gil voted finalist for 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year Award

Carles Gil's hard work with the New England Revolution finally is paying off. 

The 26-year-old forward has been voted a finalist for the 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year Award along with New York City FC's Heber and Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo. The award is given annually to the player who had an outstanding debut season in the MLS after previous professional experience.

The winner of the award is decided by the media, MLS Players, and club technical staffs and will be announced on Oct. 16 ahead of the Revs' playoff matchup with Atlanta United.

Gil becomes the second New England player to be voted a finalist since the award was introduced in 2007 -- Jermaine Jones was a finalist for the Revolution in 2014. Gil tallied 10 goals and 14 assists through 34 games  -- a team high. He was voted JetBlue Revolution Team MVP by the fans, Players' Player of the Year by his teammates and named the Midnight Riders' Man of the Year by New England supporters. 

NYCFC's Heber notched 15 goals and four assists through 22 games while Pozuelo tallied 12 goals and 12 assists through 30 games for Toronto FC. It'll be a close vote, but Gil has a strong case for winning the award -- especially considering he helped propel the Revolution into the 2019 playoffs when no one thought they had a chance. 

He'll be back in action Saturday for the first-round of the 2019 MLS Playoffs against Atlanta United at 1 p.m. ET. 

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'20 Under 25': Ranking the top young Boston athletes for 2020

'20 Under 25': Ranking the top young Boston athletes for 2020

With Tom Brady still excelling at 42 and Zdeno Chara the oldest active player in the NHL, Boston is well represented in the over-40 athlete set. 

But look at the other end of the spectrum, and you can see that there's a bright future for Boston's teams, with a host of up-and-coming stars succeeding before their 25th birthday.

Rafael Devers is leading the American League in several offensive categories, and the Red Sox third baseman should be in the MVP conversation at only 22 years old.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown should make even bigger leaps this season for the Celtics, now that they're assuming larger roles.

Between David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy, the Bruins have young offensive and defensive stars who should lead the team for a long time to come.

And from N'Keal Harry and Sony Michel on the offense to J.C. Jackson and Chase Winovich on the defense, the Patriots look to have several young players who can take the reins and keep New England's run of success going for a third straight decade.

But which of those athletes has the brightest future? We asked fans to rank the under-25 set from 1-100 on what their peak video game rating would be at the peak of their careers — and when all was said and done, four players grabbed a rating of 90-plus.

Click here for NBC Sports Boston's "20 Under 25" rankings for 2020.>>>>>

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