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55 Channing Crowder
  • Linebacker
  • 6-3, 245
  • 2003-2004, 2L
  • Atlanta (North Springs)

Drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft (70th overall) by the Miami Dolphins...

A true sophomore who had significant playing time at linebacker in his two seasons with the Gators…

CAREER: Played in 20 games with 16 starts….

2004: ESPN All-American Linebacker…First-Team All-SEC Defense (Coaches)…Second-Team All-SEC (AP)…Named UF's Outstanding Linebacker…Co-recipient of the Defensive Captain Award…Third on team with 73 tackles…Gators' leader in tackles six games (EMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU and MSU)…Third on squad with 8.5 tackles for loss…Intercepted first career pass and returned it 22 yards versus Arkansas…Recorded a career-high two quarterback sacks against LSU…Notched an SEC and career-best 18 tackles and forced the second fumble of his career against Mississippi State…Saw action in nine games (EMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, MSU, Georgia, FSU and Miami), making seven starts (EMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, MSU and Georgia)…Suffered a mid-foot sprain in the first quarter of Georgia game and missed most of the game…Did not see action against Vanderbilt or South Carolina due to the injury…Recorded one tackle against Florida State in limited action…Recovered his third career fumble and notched three tackles in the Peach Bowl versus Miami…Earned the Defensive Best Effort Award at the conclusion of 2004 spring drills…

2003: Named as The Sporting News' SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year…Named to The Sporting News' All-Freshman team and Rivals.com All-America team…Named to the Scripps/FWAA All-America Team…Named Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)…Named the Collegefootballnews.com Freshman of the Year…Selected to the SEC-All Freshman Team (Coaches)…Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's All-Freshman Team…Played in 11 games (all but SJSU and Ole Miss) with nine starts (Miami, FAMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Iowa)…Nine starts is the most by a freshman linebacker in school history…Led the nation in tackles by a freshman… Ranked first among linebackers, first among UF's true freshmen and tied for ninth on the team with 816 plays despite missing two games…Became the first true freshman of 2003 to start for the Gators and was the first true freshman LB to start since Travis Harris started four games in 2000…Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Oct. 1, prior to the Mississippi game, and missed the game against the Rebels…Returned vs. eventual national champion LSU 10 days after surgery to lead the linebacking unit with seven tackles…Led the linebackers with 106 tackles (avg. 9.6 per game), the second-highest total on the team…Also had five TFLs, two sacks, four pass breakups and a forced fumble…Led the defense with 12 tackles and one pass deflection vs. Arkansas…Led the defense vs. Vanderbilt with a then career-high 15 tackles including a TFL…Pressured Kentucky's Jared Lorenzen, forcing a game-turning interception, that set up TD to give UF the win…Led the defense with 15 total tackles vs. Georgia, also recorded five TFL and 0.5 sacks…Finished his first game tied for third on the defense with six tackles, including four solo hits, and a pass breakup vs. Miami…Led the defense with 14 tackles versus South Carolina, also recorded a pass breakup…Ranked second on the defense with 11 tackles vs. Tennessee...Also had a pass breakup, was in on a sack and had a TFL…Was one of four freshmen to record a sack in 2003… An original member of the 2002 signing class but delayed his enrollment at UF until January of 2003 due to knee rehabilitation…He joined the Florida team and practiced with the squad prior to the 2003 Outback Bowl….

PREP: A highly-regarded linebacker from Georgia who garnered prep All-America recognition… Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top 30 linebackers…Collected All-America honors from PrepStar and that publication ranked him among the Southeast's top 10 linebackers…Garnered All-America honors from Rivals.com and that group ranked him among the nation's top 15 outside linebackers…114 tackles in 2001 with 7.5 QB sacks for North Springs HS while also rushing for over 800 yards…Named one of the top four linebackers in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…Named to the AJC's Super 11…Team MVP in 2001…Also visited Penn State, Georgia, South Carolina and N.C. State…High school coach was Kevin Whitley…

MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Career Defensive Stats:
Year Ut-At Tt Tbl Qbs Ff Fr Pd Int
2003 65-41 106 5 2 1 0 4 0
2004 44-29 73 8.5 2 1 3 1 1
Total 109-70 179 13.5 4 2 3 5 1

Career Highs:
Total Tackles: 18 (Mississippi State, 2004)
QB Sacks: 2 (LSU, 2004)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (Twice, last vs. Mississippi State, 2004)
Interceptions: 1 (Arkansas, 2004)

Florida Football 2004

#55 Crowder,C.



 Games played: 9

 All purpose avg/game: 2.4

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   4    6     10    2.0-5     0.0-0     0  1-6     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   3    7     10    0.5-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   6    2      8    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   8    3     11    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     1-22    0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   6    4     10    3.0-17    2.0-16    0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  11    7     18    2.0-3     0.0-0     1  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   3    0      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................  44   29     73    8.5-27   23.0-16    1  3-6     1-22    1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0



Florida Football 2003

#55 Crowder,C.



Games played: 11

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   4    2      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   2    0      2    1.0-5     1.0-5     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  12    4     16    1.5-6     0.5-4     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............   3    3      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct. 11      at LSU.................   2    2      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   7    5     12    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  11    4     15    0.5-3     0.5-3     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   9    4     13    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   6    8     14    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   5    0      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   3    5      8    1.0-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................  64   37    101    5.0-17   25.0-12    0  0-0     0-0     0   4    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

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