Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Projected starter at wide receiver ... also a leading candidate to handle Duke’s kickoff and punt return chores ... preseason All-ACC selection by Lindy’s Sports (3rd team) as a return specialist ... dynamic play-maker with the football ... owns excellent speed and quickness ... possesses strong hands ... as Duke’s primary slot receiver, expected to replace Donovan Varner, who in 2011 became the school’s all-time leader in pass receptions before graduating with 207 career catches for 2,660 yards and 13 TDs ... in 12 career games, has caught 14 passes for 163 yards and one TD, rushed eight times for 42 yards, completed one-of-two (.500) pass attempts for 21 yards, returned 38 kickoffs for 814 yards and returned 13 punts for 122 yards ... has amassed 1,141 all-purpose yards ... has seven career games with 100+ all-purpose yards including a career-best 190-yard outing against Stanford in 2011 ... owns four career games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high four catches versus Stanford in 2011 ... among active players in the ACC, ranks ninth in career kickoff return yards ... in the post-spring weightlifting evaluation, led all WRs in bench press (290 lbs.), squat lift (365 lbs.) and vertical jump (34’0”).
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 ... 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 along with 59 tackles, two interceptions, two caused fumbles and 10 pass breakups ... 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 member Issac Blakeney ... born June 17, 1993.