|Birthdate||January 8, 1993|
The Raiders placed Crowell (Achilles) on injured reserve Friday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: This news seemed inevitable after word surfaced that Crowell suffered a torn Achilles while working out Monday. The veteran tailback was considered an option to take over the starting role for the Raiders this season, though he was slated to be in competition with first-round pick Josh Jacobs. Jacobs should now be viewed as the top candidate to start in the backfield, though the Raiders also sport the likes of Jalen Richard, Doug Martin, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren on the roster and it wouldn't be surprising if the team adds another veteran. Crowell, who was on a one-year contract, will aim to be healthy for the 2020 season either in Oakland or elsewhere.
May. 3, 2019 2:27 PM EST
Childhood and High school
Isaiah Crowell was born on January 8, 1993 in Columbus, Georgia. He played football and ran track at George Washington Carver High School. With a career total of four thousand eight hundred seventy two yards rushed and sixty one touchdowns on four hundred twenty nine carries, it is no wonder he was ranked as number one running back recruit by Scout.com.
He began playing for the Universit yof Georgia in 2011. The September 10 game got him promoted to a starting role because he scored two touchdowns. He ended the season with one hundred eighty five carries for eight hundred fifty yards rushed, five touchdowns, and eight receptions for fifty nine yards. Other highlights include being named freshman of the year and playing in the Outback Bowl.
Due to an arrest on a weapons charge, he was kicked out of the University of Georgia. He then transferred to Alabama State for the 2012 season. After the 2013 season finished, he declared his intent to enter the NFL Draft for 2014.
Crowell participated in the NFL combine with a thirty eight inch vertical jump. Other strengths include a hard and fast running speed that is effective in attacking. His weaknesses were going down too easy and his immaturity that could make him difficult to coach.
2014 NFL Season
He signed a contract with a base salary of $513,333 with the Cleveland Browns and made his rookie debut in a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ran thirty two yards on five carries and scored two touchdowns. A week later, in the first Browns home opening win in a decade, he ran fifty four yards on eleven carries. He finished the season with a total of six hundred seven rushing yards, eight touchdowns, and nine receptions. He is one of five rookies to break six hundred yards
2015 NFL Season
He got a career high sixty two receiving yards, most of the yardage from a fifty three yard catch, against the San Diego Chargers. Crowell finished with a total of seven hundred six yards on one hundred eighty five carries and five touchdowns. He ranked third overall in rushing yards. Against the Baltimore Ravens, he scored the first touchdown reception of his career. He also became the first one hundred yard rusher of the season for the Browns. He finished the year with a total of seven hundred six yards on one hundred eighty five carries and four touchdowns.
2016 NFL Season
Crowell made a career high eighty five yard touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. It was the second longest rushing run in team history. He ran a total of nine hundred fifty two yards, seven touchdowns, and forty receptions for the season.
Crowell was in the middle of controversy in July 2016 when he posted a photo of a person slitting the throat of a cop. He apologized later. Follow him on Twitter.