|Ht / Wt:||5'8" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||June 17, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 4 (105)|
A three-time letterman wide receiver for Monroe High School in Monroe, NC, Jamison Crowder developed his skills under the tutelage of Coach Johnny Sowell. Crowder made an impact as a junior by hauling in 26 receptions for 618 yards and totaling 19 touchdowns. As a senior, Crowder capped his high school football career by combining for 1,431 rushing and receiving yards, and hitting pay dirt 13 times including four return touchdowns. He was named to the first team all-state team by NCPreps.com and named the 2010 Rocky River Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Crowder, rated as a 3 star recruit by Rivals.com, and committed to playing for Duke University. He accumulated some impressive highlights playing wide receiver in Durham from 2011-2014. In 2012 Crowder was elevated to the starting lineup, starting every game and finishing with 1,074 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions. Crowder finished with 108 catches (an ACC record), 1,360 receiving yards and eight touchdowns his junior year. He started all 13 games and amassed 85 receptions, 1,044 yards and six touchdown catches in his senior campaign of 2014. When Crowder's college career was all said and done, he totaled 283 receptions (an ACC record), 3,641 receiving yards and 27 total touchdowns.
Crowder was chosen by the Washington Redskins with the 105th overall pick (4th round) in the 2015 NFL Draft. They signed Crowder to a four-year contract with an average annual salary of $706,406 . At that year's NFL combine, he recorded an official 40 time of 4.56, a 37 inch vertical jump, and pressed out 10 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press.
Crowder got his first NFL start against the Atlanta Falcons. In that October 11 game he hauled in a career-high 8 passes for 87 yards. His first touchdown was caught on November 15 against the New Orleans Saints, followed by his second touchdown reception in a January 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys. That game against Dallas also served as the setting for a career high in receiving yards (109). Crowder finished the season with 59 receptions, breaking the team record previously held by Hall of Fame wide out Art Monk. Crowder's rookie season highlights can be found here.
A promising rookie season led to hopes of a breakout campaign in 2016. He showed big-play ability in 2016, hauling in a 55-yard touchdown pass and returning a punt 52 yards against the New York Giants on September 25. He returned another punt 85 yards for a score against the Baltimore Ravens on October 9 and was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. On November 20 against the Green Bay Packers, he had 102 receiving yards and a touchdown catch, marking his fourth career 100-yard game. His 2016 highlight reel can be found here.
Crowder was born on June 17, 1993 and currently wears number 80 for the Washington Redskins. His Madden 17 rating is 74. Crowder's Twitter handle is @jamisoncrowder.