Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Returning starting wide receiver ... preseason second team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... selected to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver ... named to the preseason watch list for the College Football Performance Awards’ All-Purpose Performer of the Year award ... dynamic play-maker with the football ... one of the ACC’s most athletically-gifted receivers with combination of speed, elusiveness and hands ... will be counted on for leadership within the receiving unit ... in 25 career games (13 starts), has caught 90 passes for 1,237 (13.74) yards and nine TDs, rushed 11 times for 55 yards (5.00) and completed one-of-two (.500) pass attempts for 21 yards ... also has returned 43 kickoffs for 904 yards (21.02) and returned 18 punts for 188 yards (10.44) ... has amassed 2,384 all-purpose yards ... on Duke’s all-time charts, ranks tied for first for most TD receptions of 50+ yards (5), tied for eighth for most 100-yard receiving games (5), 20th for receiving yards per reception and 26th for pass receptions ... has 13 career games with 100+ all-purpose yards including a career-best 272-yard outing against Miami in 2012 ... has five career games with 100+ receiving yards including a career-high 203-yard performance versus Miami in 2012 ... owns 17 career games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high 10 catches at Stanford in 2012 ... enters the 2013 season with a streak of 14 consecutive games with 2+ pass receptions ... has led Duke in all-purpose yardage in each of the past two seasons ... holds ACC record and shares NCAA standard for longest pass reception (99 yards from Sean Renfree vs. Miami, 2012) ... among active players in the ACC, ranks third in all-purpose yards, fourth in all-purpose yards per game (95.36), fifth in pass receiving yards, tied for fifth in TD receptions, sixth in pass receptions, sixth in pass receptions per game (3.60) and seventh in pass receiving yards per game (49.48) ... only ACC player and one of just six returning WRs nationally to have recorded 75+ pass receptions, 1,000+ receiving yards, 14.00+ yards per reception average and eight or more TD catches last season, joining Stedman Bailey of West Virginia, Noel Grigsby of San Jose State, Austin Hill of Arizona, Marqise Lee of Southern California and Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt ... one of five players in Duke history to register 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Wes Chesson (1970), Clarkston Hines (1987-88-89), Donovan Varner (2009) and Conner Vernon (2012) ... one of three players in school history to record 70+ pass receptions in a season, joining Chesson (1970), Roger Boone (1988) and Vernon (2010-11-12) ... in the annual Spring Game, led the Blue team to a 27-12 victory by catching four passes for 71 yards and two TDs.
2012: Honorable mention All-ACC selection by both the league’s media representatives and head coaches ... recipient of Duke’s Micah Harris Trinity Teammate Award, an honor presented annually to the member of the Duke football program who displays the highest teammate qualities such as inspiration, unselfishness and commitment to the team ... started all 13 games ... caught 76 passes for 1,074 yards (14.13) and eight TDs ... rushed three times for 13 yards (4.33), returned five punts for 66 yards (13.20) and returned five kickoffs for 90 yards (18.00) ... led the Blue Devils in all-purpose yardage (1,243), yards per reception, receiving yards and TD receptions ... in the ACC, ranked tied for third in receiving yards per game (82.62), tied for third in TD receptions and fifth in receptions per game (5.85) ... nationally, ranked tied for 35th in receiving yards per game and tied for 42nd in receptions per game ... established ACC record and matched NCAA standard for longest pass reception with 99-yard effort from QB Sean Renfree against Miami ... set school single-season record for most TD receptions of 50+ yards with five, breaking the previous standard of four set by Eron Riley in 2007 ... scoring catches of 50+ yards came against FIU (60), Virginia (54), Virginia Tech (62), Clemson (77) and Miami (99) ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals rank second for pass receptions, tied for third for 100-yard receiving games (5), tied for fourth for pass receiving yardage and tied for seventh for TD receptions ... also matched school single-season records for most games with 1+ reception (13) and most games with 2+ receptions (13) ... caught 5+ passes in 10 games to mark the second-highest single-season total in school history ... with fellow WR Conner Vernon (85), set ACC single-season record for most receptions (161) by two teammates, breaking the previous mark of 156 set by Chris Givens (83) and Michael Campanaro (73) of Wake Forest in 2011 ... paired with Vernon (85-1,074) to become the first tandem in ACC history to register 75+ pass receptions in the same season and just the second duo in ACC history to post 1,000+ receiving yards in the same season, joining E.G. Green (1,007) and Andre Cooper (1,002) of Florida State in 1995 ... with Vernon, set Duke single-season records for receiving yardage by two teammates (2,148), bettering the previous standard of 1,793 set by Vernon (746) and Donovan Varner (1,047) in 2009 ... with Vernon, became the fourth Duke duo with 5+ TD receptions each in a season ... teamed with Vernon to form one of just four tandems nationally to have 1,000+ receiving yards each, joining Markus Wheaton (1,244) and Brandin Cooks (1,151) of Oregon State, Eric Ward (1,053) and Darrin Moore (1,032) of Texas Tech, and Stedman Bailey (1,622) and Tevon Austin (1,289) of West Virginia ... with Vernon, combined to be one of just four duos in the country to record 75+ pass receptions each, joining Bailey (114) and Austin (114) of West Virginia, Moore (92) and Ward (82) of Texas Tech, and Marqise Lee (118) and Robert Woods (76) of Southern California ... with Vernon and WR Desmond Scott (66), was the only trio of players nationally with 65+ pass receptions and established the school single-season record for most catches by three teammates (227) ... caught a season-high 10 passes at Stanford ... against the Cardinal, paired with Scott (11) to become the second duo in Duke history to post 10+ catches apiece in a single game, joining the tandem of Corey Thomas (13) and Marc Wilson (10) against Virginia in 1995 ... posted five 100-yard receiving games against FIU (102), Stanford (112), Virginia Tech (127), Clemson (167) and Miami (203) ... the 203-yard performance versus the Hurricanes marked the seventh-highest single-game total in Duke history ... totaled 272 all-purpose yards (203 receiving & 69 KOR) against Miami to register the seventh-highest single-game total in school history ... ACC Receiver of the Week honoree following the eight-catch, 203-yard, two-TD performance against the Hurricanes ... caught game-winning, five-yard TD pass from Renfree with 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter in 33-30 victory over North Carolina ... became the fifth player in school history to register a game-winning TD reception in the final period, joining Howard Pitt (vs. SMU, 1952), Tom Hall (vs. Georgia Tech, 1977), Mark Militello (vs. N.C. State, 1983) and Marc Mays (vs. Northwestern, 1990) ... became just the third player in Duke history to open a season with two straight 100-yard receiving games, joining Clarkston Hines (1988) and Richmond Flowers (1998) ... enjoyed league play at home by catching 24 passes for 495 yards (20.63) and five TDs in the four contests against Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson and Miami ... on the field for 939 total snaps.
2011: Played in all 12 games ... caught 14 passes for 163 yards and one TD while rushing eight times for 42 yards ... completed one-of-two (.500) pass attempts for 21 yards ... returned 38 kickoffs for 814 yards (21.42) and 13 punts for 122 yards (9.39) ... led Duke in all-purpose yardage (1,141) ... became the first freshman to lead Duke in all-purpose yards since Ronnie Drummer in 2004 ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 96th nationally in kickoff return average ... had a season-high four catches for 47 yards against Stanford ... logged three-reception days versus Tulane and North Carolina ... first collegiate TD reception covered 45 yards from Sean Renfree at North Carolina ... had a season-best 61 receiving yards as well as a 21-yard pass completion to Anthony Boone against the Tar Heels ... first career pass attempt was an incomplete toss versus Tulane ... sealed Duke’s 31-27 road win over FIU on a 16-yard run around left end on third-and-seven from the Duke 16 yard line with 1:36 remaining in the fourth quarter ... returned a season-high six kickoffs against both Stanford and FIU to match the second-highest single-game total by a Duke freshman ... had a season-best 136 kickoff return yards in the win at FIU ... logged a season-high 57 punt return yards including a 26-yard effort versus Virginia Tech ... season-best 29-yard return came at North Carolina ... punt return average marked Duke’s best since 2001 when Ronnie Hamilton (15.55) led the ACC ... did not qualify for ACC or NCAA statistical leaders due to lack of total attempts ... the 38 kickoff returns matched the second-highest single-season total in Duke history while the 814 kickoff return yards stand as the fourth-best single-season total in school history ... both kickoff return and kickoff return yardage totals established Duke freshman records ... kickoff return average ranks fifth on the Duke charts for rookies ... posted a season-high 190 all-purpose yards against Stanford, marking the seventh-highest single-game total by a Duke rookie ... recorded 180 all-purpose yards at North Carolina for the 11th-best single-game total by a Blue Devil freshman ... carded the fourth-best single-season all-purpose yardage total for Duke freshmen ... played a total of 249 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Monroe under coach Johnny Sowell ... helped Monroe to a three-year record of 29-10 with three state playoff appearances ... listed as the No. 65 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a senior, logged over 1,400 total yards and 24 TDs ... rushed for 641 yards and 11 TDs, caught 41 passes for 790 yards and nine TDs and had four returns for scores ... 2010 first team all-state (1A) choice by NCPreps.com ... Rocky River Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 ... as a junior, had 26 receptions for 618 yards and 19 total TDs ... three-time all-conference and all-county selection ... member of the North Carolina squad for the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas played December 18, 2010 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... helped Monroe to a 32-1 record and the 2010 1A state basketball championship ... Rocky River Conference Player of the Year in basketball as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Brenda and James Crowder ... father played football at North Carolina A&T ... cousin, Terrell Smith, lettered four seasons as a defensive back at Duke (2000-01-02-03) and earned All-ACC honors in 2003 ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football program members Issac Blakeney and Quay Chambers ... born June 17, 1993.