Duke Football BIO
3 Jamison Crowder
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.