- Alge Crumpler
birthdate=birth date and age|1977|12|23
birthplace=Greenville, North Carolina
All-Proselection (2003, 2006)
Pro Bowlselection (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Algernon Darius "Alge" Crumpler (pronEng|al-JEE) (born
December 23, 1977) is an American football tight endfor the Tennessee Titansof the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falconsin the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college footballat North Carolina.
In his career, Crumpler has been a two-time
All-Proselection and four-time Pro Bowlselection.
New Hanover High Schoolin Wilmington, North Carolinaand was a letterman in football and track & field. In football, he started as a tight end and as a linebacker, and as a senior, he was an All-Midwest 4-A Conference selection. In track&field, he threw the shot put and the discus, and was a three-time State Champion on the discus, and won a State Championship on the shot put in 1996. Alge Crumpler graduated from New Hanover High School in 1996.
During his last three seasons with the
North Carolina Tar Heels, he was named to the All-ACC first team. As a sophomore, Crumpler caught 24 catches for a total of 278 yards, with four of those catches being touchdowns. In his junior season, Alge had 20 catches for 191 yards. His senior season concluded with him amassing 23 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown and he finished second in All-American voting.
2001 NFL Draft
Crumpler was drafted by the Falcons 35th overall in the second round of the
2001 NFL Draft.
Crumpler, at 266 lbs., ran a 4.76s [ [http://espn.go.com/melkiper/s/2001/0227/1113401.html# Mel Kiper - TCU's Tomlinson wows at combine - ESPN.com ] ] 40yard dash, 4.43s 20-yard shuttle, 7.38s 3-cone drill, 22 reps of 225 lbs and a 34" vertical jump at the 2001
NFL Combine. [ [http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=60234 Alge Crumpler, TE, North Carolina - 2001 NFL Draft Scout Profile, Powered by The SportsXchange ] ]
Crumpler made his first appearance as an NFL starter in a game against the
Carolina Pantherson September 23rd, 2001. He caught his first two balls for a total of 13 yards. His first touchdown in a game was against the New Orleans Saints, on October 21st, 2001. Alge has earned 5 consecutive Pro Bowl honors (2003-2007), and has been the receiving leader for the Atlanta Falconsfor two straight seasons. In 2005, Crumpler set the Falcons' single-season record for catches (65) and receiving yards (877) by a tight end [ [http://atlantafalcons.com/team/playerBio.jsp?id=1503Atlanta Falcons.com] ] .
In December 2007, Crumpler was fined by the NFL for wearing black eye strips during a
Monday Night Footballwhich had the letters MV and the number 7 written on them in support of former teammate Michael Vick. cite web|url=http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,22947768-23218,00.html|title=WFalcons fined for Vick 'support'|publisher=Fox Sports|date=2007-12-19|accessdate=2007-12-19]
On February 15, 2008 he was released by the Falcons.
On March 2, 2008 he signed with the
Tennessee Titans. Crumpler made his debut on September 7, 2008 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He is the son of former
Buffalo Billsplayer Carlester Crumplerand younger brother of former Seattle Seahawksand Minnesota Vikingstight end Carlester Crumpler Jr.and older brother of musician Bryan Crumpler [ [http://www.whosthatguy.com/ whosthatguy.com] .]
Alge is named after his father's favorite book, "
Flowers for Algernon".
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