DURHAM, N.C. – Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America second team as a return specialist, the organization announced Wednesday.
Crowder, a 5-9, 175-pound junior, has also received All-America second team honors from Sports Illustrated and All-ACC first team recognition this season for his success in the return game. He averages 16.0 yards per punt return with a pair of touchdowns covering 82 and 76 yards.
Coupled with his school-record 96 receptions for 1,197 receiving yards, Crowder averages 128.4 all-purpose yards per game with 10 total touchdowns – seven receiving, two on punt returns and one rushing. He ranks among the ACC’s top three in receptions, receiving yards, yards per punt return, punt return touchdowns and all-purpose yards and is just two catches shy of tying the league’s single-season reception record.
A native of Monroe, N.C., Crowder has amassed 401 yards on 25 punt returns and has taken eight of those back 20 or more yards. On Duke’s single-season charts, he ranks third in punt return yards and fourth in punt return averages. His two touchdowns came against Pitt (82 yards) and N.C. Central (76 yards).
Crowder is one of three Duke players to receive All-America honors this season, joining redshirt sophomore safety Jeremy Cash and redshirt freshman safety and kickoff returner Devon Edwards. The three All-America selections are the most by a Duke team since 1994 when Duke had four.