Jamison Crowder (born June 17, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke. The Redskins selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

 

 

Early years

A native of Monroe, North Carolina, Crowder was a three-year letterman at Monroe High School under coach Johnny Sowell. He helped Monroe to a three-year record of 29-10 with three state playoff berths. As a junior, he had 26 catches for 618 yards with 19 total touchdowns. He participated in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas played December 18, 2010 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Crowder also participated in basketball and track & field. He helped Monroe to a 32-1 record and the 2010 1A state basketball championship, leading this to be named Rocky River Conference Player of the Year in basketball. As a senior, he rushed for 641 yards and 11 touchdowns, caught 41 passes for 790 yards and nine touchdowns and had four returns for scores. He was a 2010 first team All-state (1A) choice by NCPreps.com and named Rocky River Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.

Crowder was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit,[2] as well as the No. 65 athlete in the nation according to ESPN.com.

College career

Crowder played college football at Duke University from 2011 to 2014. As a true freshman he played in all 12 games and recorded 14 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown. Crowder became a starter his sophomore year in 2012, starting all 13 games. He finished the year with 76 receptions for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns.[3] As a junior in 2013, he started all 14 games. He finished with an ACC record 108 receptions for 1,360 yards and eight touchdowns.[4][5] Crowder again started all 13 games as a senior in 2014. In his final college game, the 2014 Sun Bowl, he tied the ACC's all time receptions record with 283.[6] He ended the year with 85 receptions for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns.

Crowder finished his career with 283 receptions for 3,641 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also returned a school-record four punt returns for touchdowns.

Professional career

2015 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 8 in185 lb30⅜ in8¾ in4.46 s1.56 s2.58 s4.26 s6.99 s37 in10 ft 3 in10 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[7]

Washington Redskins

Crowder was picked by the Washington Redskins in the 4th round with the 105th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[8] He signed a four-year contract on May 11, 2015.[9]

In Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys, Crowder recorded his 59th reception of the season, breaking the team record for receptions by a rookie previously owned by Hall of Fame receiver, Art Monk.

Personal

In June 3, 2015, five photographs were posted on Crowder’s Instagram account that showed a woman, supposedly an ex-girlfriend of Crowder's, with a cut lip and multiple bruises on her body alleging that he was responsible.[10] His agent, Tory Dandy, has denied any accusations of domestic violence, but Crowder is currently under investigation.[11]