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2014: Returning starting wide receiver ... returning All-ACC and All-American return specialist ... returning two-time All-ACC wide receiver ... named to the preseason Watch List for the Maxwell Award, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top player by the Maxwell Football Club ... candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, an honor presented annually to the outstanding receiver in the nation by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation ... named to the preseason Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, an honor given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in college football ... preseason All-America selection by Athlon Sports (2nd team PR & 4th team AP), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (4th team WR), Sporting News (2nd team WR) and USA Today (1st team WR) ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (2nd team WR & PR), Lindy’s Sports (1st team WR), Sporting News (1st team WR), and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (1st team WR; 2nd team PR) and USA Today (1st team WR) ... charted as the No. 5 wide receiver in the nation by Lindy’s Sports ... earned Best Hands label among ACC WRs from both Lindy’s Sports and Sporting News ... tabbed as the top deep threat WR in the nation by Sporting News ... charted as the No. 19 WR prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft by CBS Sports ... member of Duke’s WR/TE unit ranked No. 22 nationally by Athlon Sports ... in 39 career games (27 starts), has caught 198 passes for 2,597 yards (13.12) and 17 TDs, rushed 19 times for 126 yards (6.63) and one TD and completed 1-of-3 (.333) pass attempts for 21 yards ... has returned 43 kickoffs for 904 yards (21.02) and 43 punts for 589 yards (13.70) and two TDs ... has amassed 4,216 all-purpose yards ... has scored 120 career points on 20 TDs ... only active player among the Big 5 conferences to have posted 1,000+ receiving yards in each of the past two seasons ... top returning wideout nationally for receiving yardage after ranking ninth in the country with 1,360 yards a season ago ... leads all active WRs nationally with nine TD receptions of 50+ yards ... only returning player nationally to have recorded 100+ receptions, 1,000+ receiving yards and 12.00+ yards per reception average a season ago ... enters the 2014 season with active streaks of 28 consecutive games with 1+ pass receptions and 28 consecutive games with 2+ pass receptions ... one of three players returning nationally to have caught 100+ passes a season ago, joining East Carolina’s Justin Hardy and Marshall’s Tommy Shuler ... one of five active ACC players to have earned both first team All-ACC and Academic All-ACC honors, joining teammates Kelby Brown, Will Monday and Laken Tomlinson as well as Florida State’s Jameis Winston ... only player in ACC history to have caught 100+ passes in a single season (108 in 2013) ... among active players nationally, ranks first in punt return average (minimum 40 returns), second in punt return yards, third in receiving yards, tied for third in punt returns for TDs, fourth in receptions, fourth in receptions per game (5.08) and fourth in all-purpose yards and ninth in punt returns ... among active players in the ACC, ranks first in pass receptions, first in receiving yardage, first in all-purpose yardage, first in punt return yardage, first in punt return average (minimum 40 returns), second in pass receptions per game, second in receiving yards per game, second in TD receptions, second in punt returns, tied for second in punt returns for TDs, third in total TDs, fourth in all-purpose yards per game, tied for fourth in kickoff returns, sixth in total TDs per game (0.51) and sixth in kickoff return yardage ... on the ACC’s all-time charts, enters the 2014 season ranking ninth in pass receptions, tied for ninth in 100-yard receiving games (12) and 20th in receiving yardage ... sits 85 receptions and 1,152 receiving yards shy of the ACC career records held by former Duke standout Conner Vernon (283 receptions, 3,749 yards; 2009-12) ... is five 100-yard receiving games shy of the ACC standard held by former Duke standout and 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Clarkston Hines (17; 1986-89) ... on Duke’s all-time charts, ranks first for TD receptions of 50+ yards (9), tied for first for most consecutive games with 2+ receptions (28; streak active entering 2014), second for most games with 5+ receptions (23), second for most games with 10+ receptions (5), second for most consecutive games with 5+ receptions (9), second for punt return average, third for pass receptions, third for pass receptions per game (5.08), third for 100-yard receiving games, tied for third for punt returns for TDs, fourth for receiving yardage, fourth for receiving yards per game (66.59), fourth for all-purpose yardage, fifth for punt return yardage, fifth for all-purpose yards per game (108.10), tied for sixth for most consecutive games with 1+ pass reception (28; streak active entering 2014), tied for seventh for TD receptions and tied for eighth for most games with 2+ receptions (31) ... has 23 career games with 100+ all-purpose yards including a career-best 279-yard outing against Pittsburgh in 2013 ... has 12 career games with 100+ receiving yards including a career-high 203-yard performance versus Miami in 2012 ... owns 31 career games with 2+ pass receptions, 23 career games with 5+ pass receptions and five career games with 10+ pass receptions including a career-high 12 catches against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... has led Duke in all-purpose yardage in each of the past three seasons and is aiming to become the first player in Duke history to lead the team in all-purpose yardage in four consecutive seasons ... sits 1,537 all-purpose yards shy of the school career record of 5,753 held by Chris Douglas (2000-03) ... sits 784 all-purpose yards shy of becoming the 10th player in ACC history to reach 5,000-yard plateau ... bidding to join Hines as the only two players in ACC history with three 1,000-yard receiving seasons ... aiming to join Stan Crisson (1961-62-63), Hines (1987-88-89), Eron Riley (2006-07-08) and Vernon (2010-11-12) as the only players in school history to lead the squad in receiving yardage in three consecutive seasons ... holds Duke & ACC record and shares NCAA standard for longest pass reception (99 yards from Sean Renfree vs. Miami, 2012) ... holds Duke bowl game records for pass receptions (12) and receiving yardage (163) set against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... also holds school bowl game standard for longest TD reception with 59-yard score from Anthony Boone vs. Texas A&M ... holds ACC single-season records for pass receptions (108 in 2013) and most combined pass receptions by two teammates (161) with Vernon in 2012 ... also paired with Vernon to become the first tandem in ACC history to register 75+ pass receptions in the same season (2012) and just the second duo in ACC history to post 1,000+ receiving yards in the same season (2012), joining E.G. Green (1,007) and Andre Cooper (1,002) of Florida State in 1995 ... with Vernon (85) and Desmond Scott (65), holds ACC single-season record for most players (3) with 65+ pass receptions (2012) ... holds ACC single-season record for receiving yardage by a sophomore (1,074 in 2012) ... holds Duke career record for most TD receptions of 50+ yards (9) ... shares Duke all-time record for most consecutive games with 2+ pass receptions (28 [active]; with Hines & Vernon) ... holds Duke single-season records for pass receptions, pass receptions per game (7.71 in 2013), receiving yards (1,360 in 2013), most games with 5+ pass receptions (13 in 2013), most games with 10+ pass receptions (4 in 2013) and TD receptions of 50+ yards (5 in 2012) ... shares Duke single-season records for most games with 1+ pass reception (14 in 2013; with Braxton Deaver) and most games with 2+ pass receptions (14 in 2013; with Deaver) ... one of two players in Duke history with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Hines (1987-88-89) ... one of five players in Duke history to register 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Wes Chesson (1970), Hines, Donovan Varner (2009) and Vernon (2012) ... only player in Duke history to record multiple seasons with 70+ receptions ... enters the season five TDs shy of becoming the fourth player in Duke history with 20+ TDs and 30 points short of becoming the 13th player in school history with 150+ points ... has caught TD passes from three Duke QBs — Boone (7), Brandon Connette (2) & Renfree (8) ... the 17 TD receptions have averaged 43.35 yards per catch ... scoring catches by QB have averaged 29.71 yards (Boone), 61.00 yards (Connette) and 50.50 yards (Renfree) ... has multiple 50+ yard TD receptions from all three QBs — Boone (3), Connette (2) & Renfree (4) ... has 12 TD catches of 20+ yards and four TD grabs of 60+ yards ... has played 2,190 career snaps.
2013: Second team All-America selection as a punt returner by the Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated and Phil Steele ... first team All-ACC pick as a wide receiver by both the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and the league’s head coaches ... first team All-ACC choice as a return specialist by the conference’s head coaches ... only player to receive 2013 first team all-conference honors at two positions ... second team All-ACC pick as a return specialist by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... named to the ACC All-Bowl Team by ESPN ... recipient of the Duke football program’s Carmen Falcone Team MVP award ... Academic All-ACC selection ... four-time ACC Player of the Week choice ... joined Heisman Trophy recipient Jameis Winston of Florida State as the only two players to earn 4+ ACC Player of the Week citations on the year ... ACC Receiver of the Week selection following wins over Troy and Wake Forest ... ACC Specialist of the Week honoree after games against N.C. Central and Pittsburgh ... started all 14 games ... caught 108 passes for 1,360 yards (12.59) and eight TDs ... rushed eight times for 71 yards (8.88) and one TD ... returned 25 punts for 401 yards (16.04) and two TDs ... compiled 1,832 all-purpose yards ... scored 66 points on 11 TDs ... established ACC single-season record for pass receptions, bettering the previous standard of 98 set by Kenneth Moore of Wake Forest in 2007 ... on the ACC’s single-season charts, additional totals rank fifth for receptions per game (7.71) and fifth in receiving yardage ... set Duke single-season records for pass receptions, pass receptions per game, receiving yardage, most 100-yard receiving games (7), most games with 5+ pass receptions (13), most games with 10+ pass receptions (4), most receptions by a WR-TE combination (154 with Braxton Deaver), most games with 1+ pass reception (14; tied with Deaver) and most games with 2+ pass receptions (14; tied with Deaver) ... on Duke’s single-season lists, additional totals rank second for most all-purpose yards, second for most receptions by two teammates (154 with Deaver), second for most receiving yards by two teammates (1,960 with Deaver), tied for second for most TD receptions of 50+ yards (4), tied for second for most receptions by three teammates (193 with Deaver & Brandon Braxton), third for most punt return yards, third for most receiving yards by three teammates (2,321 with Deaver & Braxton), third for most pass receptions by a WR-TE-RB combination (167 with Deaver & Jela Duncan), third for most pass receptions by a WR-RB combination (121 with Duncan), fourth for receiving yards per game, fourth for punt return average and tied for seventh for TD receptions ... became just the third player in Duke history to register 8+ receiving TDs in consecutive seasons, joining Clarkston Hines (1987-88-89) and Eron Riley (2007-08) ... joined Hines (1987-88-89) as the only two players in Duke history to register 5+ 100-yard receiving games in consecutive seasons ... in the ACC, ranked first in receptions, second in receptions per game (7.71), second in receiving yardage, second in receiving yards per game (97.14), second in punt return average, second in punt return yardage, second in all-purpose yardage, tied for second in punt returns for TDs, fourth in all-purpose yards per game (130.86) and fifth in TD receptions ... nationally, ranked first in punt returns of 20+ yards (8), tied for first in pass receptions of 60+ yards (4), tied for first with punt returns for TDs of 70+ yards (2), tied for second in punt returns for TDs, tied for third in pass receptions of 50+ yards (5), ninth in receiving yardage, 12th in receptions per game, 18th in receiving yards per game, 31st in all-purpose yards per game and tied for 44th in TD receptions ... part of a Blue Devil offense that was one of three nationally (Duke, Alabama & South Carolina) to have a pair of 100-yard receivers (Crowder & Deaver ) in a bowl game and one of two offenses (Duke & Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers and one 100-yard rusher (Josh Snead ) in a bowl game ... established Duke bowl game records for pass receptions and receiving yardage with a 12-catch, 163-yard performance against Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl ... the 12 receptions matched the second-highest bowl game total nationally, trailing only Clemson’s Sammy Watkins’ 16-catch performance against Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl ... receiving yardage total marked the seventh-highest of the bowl season ... added a 59-yard TD catch against the Aggies to set school bowl game record for longest scoring reception ... also reached the 10-catch plateau against Memphis (11), Navy (10) and Wake Forest (11) ... other 100-yard receiving games came versus Memphis (140), Pittsburgh (141), Troy (149), Virginia (113), N.C. State (134) and Wake Forest (121) ... posted the fifth-highest single-game all-purpose yardage total in school history with a 279-yard performance against Pittsburgh ... against the Panthers, totaled 141 receiving yards, 29 rushing yards and 109 punt return yards ... had 100+ punt return yards against both N.C. Central (113; 4th highest single-game total in school history) and Pittsburgh (109; 6th highest single-game total in school history) ... punt return average of 36.33 (3-109) against Pittsburgh marked the second-highest single-game total in school history, trailing only George Clark’s standard of 39.67 (3-119) versus Wake Forest in 1944 ... season punt return average marked Duke’s highest since 1944 when Clark set the school standard at 19.71 ... two punt returns for TDs came against N.C. Central (76 yards; 8th longest return in school history) and Pittsburgh (82 yards; t5th longest return in school history) ... became just the third player in Duke history to register two punt returns for TDs in the same season, joining Elmore Hackney (1937) and Jay Wilkinson (1961) ... against Pittsburgh, accounted for three TDs with a 62-yard reception, 7-yard run and 82-yard punt return to become the first Duke player score TDs via reception, rush and return since Scottie Montgomery accomplished the feat versus Wake Forest in 1999 ... became the seventh player in Duke history to lead the team in all-purpose yardage in three consecutive seasons, joining George Clark (1944-45-46), Jay Wilkinson (1961-62-63), Troy Slade (1973-74-75), Mike Grayson (1981-82-83), Scottie Montgomery (1997-98-99) and Jabari Marshall (2006-07-08) ... on the field for 1,002 snaps.
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 ... established ACC single-season record for receiving yardage by a sophomore ... 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) ... on the field for 939 total snaps.
2011: Played in all 12 games ... caught 14 passes for 163 yards (11.64) and one TD while rushing eight times for 42 yards (5.25) ... completed one-of-two (.500) pass attempts for 21 yards (21.00) ... 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 in kickoff return average ... had a season-high four catches for 47 yards against Stanford ... 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 ... sealed Duke’s 31-27 road win over FIU on a 16-yard run around left end on 3rd-and-7 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 rookie ... punt return average marked Duke’s best since 2001 when Ronnie Hamilton (15.55) led the ACC ... 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 ... posted 190 all-purpose yards at Stanford, marking the seventh-highest single-game total by a Duke rookie ... 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 berths ... listed as the No. 65 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a senior, 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 catches for 618 yards with 19 total TDs ... participated in 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 DB 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 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in African and African American studies ... also pursuing a certificate in markets and management.