Keion Crossen
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Crossen with the Houston Texans in 2019
No. 27 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-17) April 17, 1996 (age 26)
Garysburg, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Northampton County
(Gaston, North Carolina)
College:Western Carolina
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Total tackles:88
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Keion Crossen (born April 17, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He played college football at Western Carolina.

College career

A two-sport student-athlete during his time in Cullowhee, Crossen stood out on the football field while also lending his talents to the Western Carolina track & field teams where he was the SoCon champion in the men's 100-meter dash at the 2016 outdoor championships, setting a school-record with a time of 10.33 which also qualified him for the NCAA East Preliminary. On the football field, Crossen was a two-year starter in the defensive secondary for the Catamounts, amassing 165 career tackles in 46 games over his four-year career including 106 solo stops and five tackles for loss. He finished with three career interceptions and a total of 19 pass break-ups - seven in both his junior and senior seasons.[1]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Crossen was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2] Crossen helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.[3]

Houston Texans

On August 31, 2019, Crossen was traded to the Houston Texans for a conditional future draft pick.[4] In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs, Crossen recovered a fumble lost by punt returner Tyreek Hill during the 51–31 loss.[5]

New York Giants

On August 16, 2021, Crossen was traded to the New York Giants in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick.[6]

Miami Dolphins

On March 17, 2022, Crossen signed a three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Keion Crossen Bio - Western Carolina University". www.catamountsports.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (April 28, 2018). "2018 NFL draft: Patriots select CB Keion Crossen with the 243rd overall pick". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII". NFL. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Thomas, Oliver. "Patriots reportedly deal corner Keion Crossen to Texans". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs". www.espn.com. Associated Press. January 12, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 16, 2021). "Giants acquire DB Keion Crossen in trade with Texans". Giants.com.
  7. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins sign CB Crossen". MiamiDolphins.com. March 17, 2022.