|No. 82 – New York Jets|
|Born:||June 17, 1993|
Monroe, North Carolina, U.S.
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||177 lb (80 kg)|
|High school:||Monroe (Monroe, North Carolina)|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Jamison Wesley Crowder (born June 17, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A native of Monroe, North Carolina, Crowder was a three-year letterman at Monroe High School under coach Johnny Sowell. He helped lead Monroe High School to a three-year record of 29–10 with three state playoff berths. As a junior, he had 26 catches for 618 yards with 19 total touchdowns. He participated in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas played December 18, 2010, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Crowder also participated in basketball and track & field. He helped Monroe to a 32-1 record and the 2010 1A state basketball championship, leading this to be named Rocky River Conference Player of the Year in basketball. As a senior, he rushed for 641 yards and 11 touchdowns, caught 41 passes for 790 yards and nine touchdowns and had four returns for scores. He was a 2010 first team All-state (1A) choice by NCPreps.com and named Rocky River Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Crowder was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit, as well as the No. 65 athlete in the nation according to ESPN.com.
Crowder played college football at Duke University from 2011 to 2014 under head coach David Cutcliffe. As a true freshman, he played in all 12 games and recorded 14 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown. Crowder became a starter his sophomore year in 2012, starting all 13 games. He finished the year with 76 receptions for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior in 2013, he started all 14 games. He finished with an ACC-record 108 receptions for 1,360 yards and eight touchdowns. Crowder again started all 13 games as a senior in 2014. In his final college game, the 2014 Sun Bowl, he tied the ACC's all-time receptions record with 283. He finished the 2014 season with 85 receptions for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns.
Crowder finished his career with 283 receptions for 3,641 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also returned a school-record five punt returns for touchdowns.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft 8+3⁄8 in
|4.56 s||1.56 s||2.58 s||4.26 s||6.99 s||37 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day|
Crowder was picked by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round with the 105th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract on May 11, 2015.
On September 13, 2015, Crowder made his NFL debut against the Miami Dolphins. On October 11, 2015, Crowder caught eight passes for 87 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in his first start. On November 15, 2015, Crowder caught his first touchdown, an eleven-yard reception from quarterback Kirk Cousins, against the New Orleans Saints. On January 3, 2016, Crowder caught his second touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys, a three-yarder. Crowder also caught 5 passes for a career-high 109 yards, his first game with over 100 receiving yards. Crowder recorded his 59th reception of the season, breaking the team record for receptions by a rookie previously owned by Hall of Fame receiver, Art Monk.
Crowder finished the season with 59 receptions for 604 yards and two touchdowns.
On September 18, 2016, Crowder caught his first touchdown of the season against the Dallas Cowboys, an eleven-yard reception. On September 25, 2016, Crowder caught four passes for 78 yards against the New York Giants, including a 55-yard touchdown, his second touchdown of the season. Crowder also recorded a 52-yard punt return. On October 9, 2016, against the Baltimore Ravens, Crowder returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, becoming the first Redskins player to do so since Santana Moss in 2008. For the play, Crowder was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, his first such award. On October 16, 2016, Crowder caught his fifth touchdown of his career against the Philadelphia Eagles, a sixteen-yarder. On October 23, 2016, Crowder caught 7 passes for 108 yards against the Detroit Lions, his second 100+ yard game. On October 30, 2016, Crowder caught a career-high 9 passes for 107 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals, his third 100+ game. Crowder also caught his fourth touchdown of the season, a 33-yarder. On November 13, 2016, Crowder caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Crowder reached the 100 career reception mark in just 25 games, the third fastest in franchise history outside of Gary Clark (22) and Charlie Brown (23). Crowder caught a 4-yard touchdown, his fifth touchdown of the season. On November 20, 2016, Crowder caught three passes for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. The Redskins had two 100-yard receivers (Crowder and Pierre Garcon) and a 100-yard rusher (Robert Kelley) in a single game for the first time since Week 1 of the 1999 season (Michael Westbrook, Albert Connell, and running back Stephen Davis against the Dallas Cowboys). The Redskins featured two 100-yard receiving performances in a single game for the first time since 2014 season (Pierre Garcon and Desean Jackson at Philadelphia Eagles). It was Crowder's third straight game with a touchdown. Crowder recorded his fourth 100-yard game of his career. Crowder recorded a 44-yard touchdown, his second longest receiving touchdown of his career and his sixth touchdown of the season. With Crowder's six touchdowns, he became the first Redskin to record at least six touchdowns in a season within the first two years of a career since 2009 (Fred Davis). On November 24, 2016, Crowder caught eight passes for 88 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. On December 4, 2016, Crowder caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. Crowder caught a 26-yard touchdown, his seventh touchdown of the season.
Crowder finished the season with 67 receptions for 847 yards and seven touchdowns.
During Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants in Week 12 on Thanksgiving Day, Crowder finished with 141 receiving yards and a touchdown as the Redskins won 20–10. Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 66 receptions for 789 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
In the 2018 season, Crowder recorded 29 receptions for 388 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
On March 15, 2019, Crowder signed a three-year, $28.5 million contract with the New York Jets with $17 million guaranteed. Crowder made his debut with the Jets in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. In the game, Crowder caught 14 passes for 99 yards as the Jets lost 17-16. He tied Al Toon's franchise record for receptions in a game by a wide receiver. In Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins, Crowder caught eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the 26–18 loss. This was Crowder's first touchdown of the season and as a member of the Jets. In the following week against the New York Giants, Crowder caught five passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the 34–27 win. In Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, Crowder caught six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns during the 42–21 loss. Overall, Crowder finished the 2019 season leading the team in all major receiving categories with 78 receptions for 833 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
During Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, Crowder finished with seven catches for 115 receiving yards, including a 69-yard touchdown as the Jets lost 17–27. In Week 4, against the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football, he recorded seven receptions for 104 receiving yards in the 37–28 loss. During Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, Crowder finished with eight receptions for 116 receiving yards and a touchdown as the Jets lost 10–30. In Week 13, against the Las Vegas Raiders, he had five receptions for 47 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 31–28 loss. In Week 16, against the Cleveland Browns, he recorded his first career touchdown pass on a 43-yard trick play to Braxton Berrios in the 23–16 victory.
Crowder has a younger brother named Jamaris who was born with Down Syndrome. Crowder graduated from Duke in December 2014 with a degree in sociology while minoring in African and African American studies.