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Alge Crumpler
TE #83
Height:
6-2
Weight:
262
College:
North Carolina
Experience:
9

Biography

6’2” • 262 lbs. • Born: 12.23.77 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 9/2 • UFA (Atl) – 2008 • North Carolina

Pro Bowls (4): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

PRO: Alge Crumpler, a multi-dimensional tight end that signed with Tennessee as a free agent in the 2008 offseason, enters his second campaign in a Titans uniform in 2009. The ninth-year veteran and four-time Pro Bowler looks is a reliable receiving option in the Tennessee aerial attack. In 2008, he started all 15 games in which he appeared and snared 24 receptions for 257 yards and a touchdown. Prior to joining the Titans, Crumpler spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, appearing in 108 games with 93 starts and notching 316 receptions for 4,212 yards and 35 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2-inch, 262-pounder has the ability to stretch the field as he ranks first in average yards per reception (minimum 200 catches) among all active NFL tight ends. In addition to his pass-catching skills, Crumpler is also known for his physical presence at the line of scrimmage, having been a key blocker for a Falcons offense that led the NFL in rushing in three out of his last four seasons. The hard-working veteran enjoyed one of his best seasons in 2005 when he registered career-highs with 65 receptions and 877 yards. He followed that campaign up with a career-best eight touchdown receptions in 2006. Crumpler was originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

2009 (16/14/0/0): Caught 27 passes for 222 yards with a touchdown … Tied for the team lead in receptions twice in 2009 (at NYJ, vs. STL).

at Pittsburgh (9/10): Started at tight end and snared two reception for five yards. Houston (9/20): Started at tight end and grabbed four receptions for 44 yards. at N.Y. Jets (9/27): Started at tight end and tied for the team lead with four receptions for 41 yards … Kept the Titans’ scoring drive before the half alive with an eight-yard reception on third-and-four … Set up the Titans’ second touchdown by hauling in a 27-yard catch down to the Jets’ eight-yard line in the third quarter. at Jacksonville (10/4): Started at tight end and caught three passes for 23 yards. Indianapolis (10/11): Played as a reserve at tight end and grabbed three passes for 14 yards. at New England (10/18): Started at tight end but did not collect a reception. Jacksonville (11/1): Started at tight end and snared two passes for 14 yards in the Titans’ 30-13 victory. at San Francisco (11/8): Started at tight end in the Titans’ 34-27 victory. Buffalo (11/15): Started at tight end in the Titans’ 41-17 win. at Houston (11/23): Started at tight end and snared two receptions for 18 yards in the Titans’ 20-17 Monday Night Football victory. Arizona (11/29): Started at tight end and snared one reception for eight yards in the Titans’ 20-17 come-from-behind victory. at Indianapolis (12/6): Saw action as a reserve at tight end and caught two passes for 14 yards. St. Louis (12/13): Started at tight end and tied for the team lead with four receptions for 41 yards with a touchdown in the Titans’ commanding 47-7 victory … Hauled in a 20-yard reception helping set up a Rob Bironas field goal in the second quarter … Made a leaping, one-yard touchdown reception on fourth-and-goal in the final stanza. Miami (12/20): Started at tight end in the Titans’ 27-24 overtime win. San Diego (12/25): Started at tight end. at Seattle (1/3): Started at tight end in the Titans’ season-ending 17-13 victory.

6’2” • 262 lbs. • Born: 12.23.77 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 9/2 • UFA (Atl) – 2008 • North Carolina

2008 GP/GS: 15/15 (Playoffs 1/1) • Career GP/GS: 123/108 (Playoffs 5/5) • Wilmington, N.C.

Pro Bowls (4): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

PRO: Alge Crumpler, a multi-dimensional tight end that signed with Tennessee as a free agent in the 2008 offseason, enters his second campaign in a Titans uniform in 2009. The ninth-year veteran and four-time Pro Bowler looks is a reliable receiving option in the Tennessee aerial attack. In 2008, he started all 15 games in which he appeared and snared 24 receptions for 257 yards and a touchdown. Prior to joining the Titans, Crumpler spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, appearing in 108 games with 93 starts and notching 316 receptions for 4,212 yards and 35 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2-inch, 262-pounder has the ability to stretch the field as he ranks first in average yards per reception (minimum 200 catches) among all active NFL tight ends. In addition to his pass-catching skills, Crumpler is also known for his physical presence at the line of scrimmage, having been a key blocker for a Falcons offense that led the NFL in rushing in three out of his last four seasons. The hard-working veteran enjoyed one of his best seasons in 2005 when he registered career-highs with 65 receptions and 877 yards. He followed that campaign up with a career-best eight touchdown receptions in 2006. Crumpler was originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

TITANS TIDBITS:

• Crumpler and his wife Jenn took up dance lessons this offseason at the Fred Astaire studio in Brentwood. The couple enjoys the Cha-cha, Rumba and West Coast swing.

• Crumpler comes from an athletic family. His Father, Carlester Crumpler Sr., played at East Carolina and spent several training camps with the Buffalo Bills. His older brother, Carlester Jr., was an All-American selection at East Carolina and played for the Seattle Seahawks (1994-99) and the Minnesota Vikings (1999).

• Crumpler was given the first name Algernon after his father’s favorite book “Flowers for Algernon.”

• Crumpler has been extremely philanthropic throughout his career. He serves as the honorary chair for the Boys and Girls Club capital campaign in his hometown of Greenville, N.C. and is involved in numerous charitable endeavors in the Atlanta area.

• Crumpler proudly serves on the Educational Foundation Advisory Board at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (15/15, 1/1 – Tennessee): In his first season with the Titans, started all 15 games in which he appeared and grabbed 24 receptions for 257 receiving yards and a touchdown. Tied for the team lead in receptions once in 2008 (at DET).

• At Baltimore (10/5), grabbed two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Titans’ 13-10 comeback victory over the Ravens. Gave the Titans a 13-10 lead with an 11-yard touchdown reception with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter.

• At Kansas City (10/19), snared two receptions for a season-high 38 yards in the Titans’ commanding 34-10 road victory over the Chiefs. Set up the Titans’ first touchdown of the game with a 28-yard reception down to the Chiefs’ six-yard line in the first quarter.

• Against Indianapolis (10/27), snared a season-best four receptions for 35 yards in the Titans’ 31-21 victory over the Colts on Monday Night Football.

• At Chicago (11/9), registered three receptions for 35 yards in the Titans’ 21-14 road win. Hauled in a 20-yard catch over the middle late in the first quarter.

• Against Pittsburgh (12/21), snared three catches for 30 yards in the Titans’ 31-14 victory.

• At Baltimore (1/10), started at tight end and grabbed two receptions for nine yards.

2007 (14/10 – Atlanta): Saw action in 14 games with 10 starts and collected 42 receptions for 444 yards (10.6 avg.) while scoring five touchdowns.

• Against Carolina (9/23), tallied six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown.

• At Carolina (11/11), hauled in two catches for 39 yards with one touchdown. Snared the game-winning 30-yard touchdown reception with 20 seconds remaining in the game. His touchdown reception also gave him over 4,000 (4,010) career receiving yards.

• At St. Louis (12/2), registered season highs in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (65). His 21-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter converted a third-and-20 late in the contest. Became the Falcons all-time receiving leader at tight end with his 306th career reception, a three-yard grab, earlier in the fourth quarter.

• Against Seattle (12/30), tallied his fourth career multiple touchdown game with two scores on 67 receiving yards. Notched a 55-yard touchdown catch, which was his second longest career reception for a touchdown.

2006 (16/16 – Atlanta): Started all 16 games at tight end for the second consecutive season and led the team with 780 receiving yards, 56 catches and a career-high eight touchdowns. Was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl. His eight touchdowns and 13 catches of 20 or more yards ranked second among NFL tight ends.

• Against Pittsburgh (10/22), earned NFL Offensive Player of the Week honors after posting a career-high three touchdown catches, in addition to 117 receiving yards on six receptions (19.5 avg.). His 117 receiving yards marked his second highest career total behind a 118-yard effort vs. Tampa Bay (11/14/04).

• At Cincinnati (10/29), led team with 72 receiving yards on four receptions, adding his fifth touchdown of the season.

• At Washington (12/3), registered a team-high 62 receiving yards on two catches with one touchdown. The score moved him past Jim Mitchell for the most touchdowns by a Falcon tight end in team history.

• At Philadelphia (12/31), tied a season-high with six receptions for 64 yards with one touchdown.

2005 (16/16 – Atlanta): Started all 16 games at tight end, leading the team with a career-high 65 receptions for a career-high 877 yards and five touchdowns as he was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl. His 65 receptions and 877 receiving yards surpassed his totals from 2004, setting new franchise records in both categories for his position. Ranked second among NFL tight ends with 15 catches of 20 or more yards and 13.5 average yards per catch, while also ranking fourth in receiving yards (877) and tied for second in receptions (65).

• Against New England (10/9), recorded a touchdown reception for the second consecutive week as he led the team with six catches for 99 yards.

• At Detroit (11/24), registered 104 receiving yards and tied career-highs with seven receptions and two touchdown catches.

• Against New Orleans (12/12), tallied three catches for 94 yards (31.3 avg.), including a season-long 48-yard reception from Matt Schaub.

2004 (14/14, 2/2 – Atlanta): Started all 14 games he played in and recorded 48 receptions for 774 yards and a then career-high six touchdowns, earning his second Pro Bowl nod. Led or tied for the team lead in receiving nine times and caught at least one pass in every game played. Had 17 catches of 20 or more yards to place him second among NFL tight ends, while finishing eighth in receptions (48), sixth in yards receiving (774), first in average yardage per catch (16.1) and tied for fifth in touchdowns (6).

• Against Tampa Bay (11/14), set a career-high with 118 receiving yards on four receptions, which was the first 100-yard receiving game of his career. The performance included a 49-yard touchdown catch from Michael Vick in the fourth quarter as the Falcons clung to a 17-14 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game.

• Against New Orleans (11/28), totaled four receptions for 103 yards, including the game-winner from 20 yards out. All four catches went for over 20 yards (24, 32, 27, 20). Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career for his efforts.

• Against Carolina (12/18), registered three receptions for 38 yards and surpassed Junior Miller (46 receptions in 1980) for the most single-season catches by a tight end in Falcons history.

• Against St. Louis (1/15) in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, had two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown.

2003 (16/16 – Atlanta): Started all 16 games at tight end for the first time in his career and finished with the most catches (44) and yards (552) for a Falcons tight end since Junior Miller (1980) had 46 receptions for 574 yards. Also tallied three touchdown receptions. Helped the Falcons’ rushing attack to their fourth-highest per-carry average in franchise history (4.48).

• At Dallas (9/7), led the team with 94 receiving yards on five catches.

• At Carolina (9/28), hauled in three receptions for 76 yards, including a career-long 63-yard catch.

2002 (16/9, 2/2 – Atlanta): Played in 16 games with nine starts and totaled 36 receptions for 455 yards with five touchdowns. Caught at least one pass in 15 games and tallied three or more receptions in a game on six occasions.

• Against New Orleans (11/17), recorded three receptions for 21 yards, including a game-clinching four-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

• At Philadelphia in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game (1/11), tallied four receptions for 62 yards.

2001 (16/12 – Atlanta): Started 12 of 16 games at tight end, recording 25 receptions for 330 yards (13.2 avg.) and three touchdowns with a long reception of 57 yards.

• Against Carolina (9/23), made first start of his career and caught two passes for 13 yards when the team opened with a two tight end set.

• At New Orleans (10/21), scored the first touchdown of his career on a 57-yard reception for the Falcons first score of the game. Finished with a team-high five receptions for 78 yards.

• Against Dallas (11/11), was on the receiving end of Michael Vick's first career touchdown pass of five yards.

COLLEGE:

• At North Carolina, played in 44 career games with 32 starts and snared 68 receptions for 760 yards and five touchdowns. Was named All-ACC first-team during his last three seasons at North Carolina.

• As a senior, was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, which is given to the top tight end in college football, after catching 23 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and adding 45 knockdown blocks.

• Hauled in 20 passes for 191 yards with 45 knockdowns as a junior.

• During his sophomore campaign, caught a career-high 24 passes for 278 yards with four scores.

• Named co-recipient of the Tar Heels' Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award after registering nine tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams as a freshman.

• Majored in communications at North Carolina.

PERSONAL:

• Married to Jenn, couple splits time between Nashville and Atlanta with daughters, Kendal, Ava and Campbell.

• All-Mideast AAAA Conference choice as a linebacker and tight end at New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.) High School, playing every position on the field except quarterback and guard during his three-year prep-career. Led the team in tackles with an average of 11 per contest as a senior linebacker.

• Three-time state champion in the discus and title holder in the shot put for the school's track team in 1996.

• Fans can follow Crumpler on Twitter at GetCrump.

• List of favorites: (movie) “The Negotiator”; (TV show) “SportsCenter”; (actor) Samuel L. Jackson; (actress) Halle Berry; (vacation getaway) Bahamas; (hobby) playing golf; (candy) Snickers; and (food) grilled salmon.

• Born Algernon Darius Crumpler on Dec. 23, 1977 in Greenville, N.C.

Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 155 373 4,743 12.7 30.6 63 39 74 11 220 6
2010 NE 16 6 52 8.7 3.3 27 2 1 0 4 0
2009 TEN 16 27 222 8.2 13.9 27 1 2 0 9 1
2008 TEN 15 24 257 10.7 17.1 28 1 3 0 11 1
2007 ATL 14 42 444 10.6 31.7 55T 5 5 1 22 0
2006 ATL 16 56 780 13.9 48.8 46 8 13 2 38 0
2005 ATL 16 65 877 13.5 54.8 48 5 15 1 42 1
2004 ATL 14 48 774 16.1 55.3 49T 6 17 2 32 1
2003 ATL 16 44 552 12.5 34.5 63 3 8 2 26 1
2002 ATL 16 36 455 12.6 28.4 33 5 6 0 26 0
2001 ATL 16 25 330 13.2 20.6 57T 3 4 3 10 1
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 155 12 79 6.6 15 0 0 0 1 0
2010 NE 16 5 18 3.6 7 0 0 0 1 0
2009 TEN 16 3 20 6.7 15 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TEN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ATL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ATL 16 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2001 ATL 16 3 32 10.7 14 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 155 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 NE 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 TEN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ATL 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 16 8 8 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 ATL 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 ATL 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 ATL 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 ATL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 155 6 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2010 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 TEN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 TEN 15 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2007 ATL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 ATL 16 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2005 ATL 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL 14 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2003 ATL 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2001 ATL 16 1 1 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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