Channing Crowder life and biography

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Channing Crowder biography

Date of birth : 1983-12-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : State College, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Channing has always had an affection for animals – and not just his Rottweiler, L.T. While at the University of Florida, he wrestled alligators and wild boars. “The alligator was about eight feet and we just grabbed the snout and snatched it up,” Crowder said. “It was one of those late nights in Gainesville. We were bored and there was nothing better to do.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Third-round draft choice (70th overall) of Miami in 2005, with a choice obtained from Chicago in the Marty Booker-Adewale Ogunleye trade from 2004.

PRO

2010 - Has started three times and was inactive first four games this season while recovering from a groin injury ... Made his season debut in a start on Oct. 17th at Green Bay and had three tackles ... Started one preseason game and did not play in last three preseason games.

2009 - Started 13 games ... Finished with 51 tackles, one interception and one sack ... Was inactive at N.Y Jets (11/1) and at New England (11/8) with a shoulder injury ... Led the Dolphins with nine tackles, including one sack, vs. Tampa Bay (11/15), tackling Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman for a three-yard loss ... Finished tied for second on the team with six stops at Buffalo (11/29) ... Had four tackles and an interception vs. New England (12/6), picking off a Tom Brady pass with 35 seconds left in the game to seal Miami’s 22-21 win ... It was his first career interception ... Suffered foot injury in first quarter vs. Houston (12/27) and did not return to the game ... Placed on injured reserve on December 30 ... Missed season finale vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10).

2008 - Played in 15 games with 13 starts ... Was inactive at Kansas City (12/21) due to a knee injury ... Finished the season with a career-high 114 tackles (95 solo) and added six passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Recorded 100 or more tackles for second time in NFL career ... Tied for the team lead in tackles with ten stops vs. N.Y. Jets (9/7) ... Led the team in tackles with eight stops and added one forced fumble at Arizona (9/14) ... Set a single-game career high with 13 stops and added two passes defensed at Houston (10/12) ... The13 tackles against the Texans surpassed his previous career best of 12 tackles that he achieved on two occasions, at Philadelphia (11/18/07) and at Pittsburgh (11/26/07) ... Paced the defense with ten tackles vs. Baltimore (10/19) ... Registered five tackles and added one fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (10/26) ... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles vs. Seattle (11/9) and with six stops vs. Oakland (11/16) ... Recorded seven tackles which tied for the team high at St. Louis (11/30) ... Tied for the team lead in tackles with five stops at Buffalo in Toronto (12/7) ... Finished second on the team in tackles with ten stops and added two passes defensed vs. San Francisco (12/14) ... Was inactive for the first time in 2008 at Kansas City (12/21) due to a sore left knee ... Returned to the lineup the following week at N.Y. Jets (12/28), and led the team with nine tackles ... Registered six tackles during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Baltimore (1/4/09).

2007 - Played in 11 games, including 10 starts ... Was inactive for three contests ... Spent the final two games of the year on injured reserve ... Averaged more than seven tackles per outing as his 78 total stops led the club ... Also was credited with a half-sack ... Totaled 25 tackles over the first three weeks of the season, including a high of nine in week three contest at N.Y. Jets (9/23) ... Was inactive for contest two weeks later at Houston (10/7) with an ankle injury that forced him from the previous week’s game vs. Oakland (9/30) in the second quarter ... Over a four-game span starting with contest vs. N.Y. Giants (10/28) in London, accumulated 40 tackles, including 12 apiece in the final two; at Philadelphia (11/18) and at Pittsburgh (11/26) ... Also had a half-sack in the Steelers game ... Was inactive for contests at Buffalo (12/9) and vs. Baltimore (12/16) with foot/knee injuries before being placed on injured reserve on December 22 ... Underwent a right knee arthroscopy on December 18 ... The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

2006 - Played in all 16 games, including 14 starts at weakside linebacker ... Only two games he did not start (vs. Buffalo 9/17, at N.Y. Jets 10/15) occurred when Dolphins opened with five and six defensive backs, respectively ... Finished second on the squad with 104 total tackles ... Also recorded a sack, a forced fumble and four passes defensed on the year ... Key part of a defense that ranked fourth overall in the NFL, as they allowed an average of 289.1 yards per outing ... Reached the double-digit tackle plateau four times over the course of the year, including a stretch of three games in a row ... Produced 10 stops at N.Y. Jets (10/15), a figure which tied for the team lead that day ... Followed that up with a team- and season-high 11 tackles vs. Green Bay (10/22) ... In Dolphins’ next game, at Chicago (11/5), recorded a team-best 10 stops in Miami’s 31-13 victory as the Dolphins held the Bears to 292 yards of total offense and a 4.0-yard average per offensive play ... In 21-0 win over New England (12/10), notched four tackles and forced a Daniel Graham fumble that was recovered by Will Allen at the Patriots’ 39, leading to an Olindo Mare field goal five plays later ... Collected 10 tackles at Buffalo (12/17) ... Included in his total in the Bills game was a 9-yard sack of Bills QB JP Losman, the first sack of Crowder’s career.

2005 - Started 13 of the 16 games in which he played during his rookie season ... Opened 11 games at the weakside spot and two in the middle ... The Dolphins opened in either five or six DBs in the only three games he did not start (at Buffalo, 10/9; vs. Tennessee, 12/24; at New England, 1/1/06) ... Along with RB Ronnie Brown and CB Travis Daniels, it marked the first time since 1996 that three or more Dolphin rookies opened at least 10 games ... Ranked second on the team with 90 tackles, the highest total by a Dolphins rookie since Zach Thomas tallied 164 in 1996 ... It also was the fifth-highest total among NFL rookies in 2005 ... Added two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and four passes defensed on the year ... Replaced an injured Zach Thomas (shoulder/ankle) at middle linebacker for games at Oakland (11/27) and vs. Buffalo (12/4) ... Posted a season-high 10 tackles on two occasions; vs. Kansas City (10/21) and at San Diego (12/11) ... Collected seven tackles at Tampa Bay (10/16) when he also recovered an Earnest Graham fumble that led to a Ronnie Brown 8-yard TD run on the next play from scrimmage ... Prevented a potential touchdown vs. Atlanta (11/16) when he forced the ball loose from Justin Griffith with the Falcons at the Dolphins’ 8, and was recovered by Travis Daniels ... Also recovered a JP Losman fumble vs. Buffalo (12/4).

COLLEGE

Played two years at Florida (2003-04) and during that time started 17 of the 20 games in which he appeared ... Amassed 179 tackles, 13.5 stops for loss, four sacks, three fumble recoveries, a pair of forced fumbles and an interception ... Was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2004 when he started eight of nine games and registered 73 tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception ... As a redshirt freshman in 2003, opened nine of the 11 games in which he played, the most starts by a freshman in Florida history ... Posted 106 tackles and two sacks, and was the SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News as well as the National Freshman of the Year by College Football News ... Majored in social and behavioral sciences.

PERSONAL

Single, resides in Davie, Fla ... Attended North Springs High School in Atlanta, where he was a member of the National Honor Society ... As a senior, recorded 114 tackles and 7.5 sacks while also rushing for more than 800 yards ... Is the son of Randy Crowder, who was a sixth-round draft choice of Miami in 1974 and played with the team through 1976, and also went on to play with Tampa Bay from 1978-80 ... They are the third father-son combination in Dolphins history, joining the Barbers (LB Rudy, 1968; FB Kantroy, 1999) and the Grieses (QB Bob, 1967-70; QB Brian, 2003) ... The Crowders are the only father-son duo in team history to be drafted by the Dolphins ... While at Florida, did charity work with the Goodwill Gators in which student-athletes visit local elementary schools to encourage children to read ... Has volunteered for many events benefiting youth groups with the Dolphins, such as Kids in Distress ... Participated in the Dolphins annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway ... Has taken part in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s fishing and golf tournaments as well as the Junior Anglers Fishing Clinic, where he teaches children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County how to fish ... Spoke to kids at local libraries ... Shopped with a family in need selected by the Cooperative Feeding Program ... Growing up, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were his favorite sports team and Lawrence Taylor was his favorite athlete ... In fact, has a Rottweiler named L.T. ... Enjoys hunting and fishing in spare time ... Lists “Pulp Fiction” as favorite movie, “Chappelle’s Show” as favorite television show, “L.T.: Over the Edge,” as favorite book and Trick Daddy as favorite recording artist ... Full name is Randolph Channing Crowder, born December 2, 1983 in State College, Pa.

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