ASU rugby player

Christopher Crawford

An Arizona State University rugby player accused of kicking an opponent in the face during a match last year has been sentenced to one day in jail.

Christopher Crawford also was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, Maricopa County Superior Court officials say.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault three months ago.

Crawford kicked a University of Arizona player during a game in Tempe in February 2017.

Crawford allegedly delivered the kick wearing cleats during a stop in play while the victim was tying his shoe lace.

The UA player was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital and underwent facial reconstruction surgery due to his injuries.

Crawford turned himself into police several days after the incident.

The two universities' rugby teams are club sports at the schools.