Alge Crumpler was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New England Patriots on March 24, 2010 ... Originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (35th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft ... Released by the Falcons on 2/5/08 ... Signed by the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent on 3/3/08.
Career GP/GS (Playoffs): 155/132 (6/5)
- Crumpler joined the Patriots in 2010 as a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2001-07) and Tennessee Titans (2008-09), and has played in 155 career games with 132 starts and has recorded 373 receptions for 4,743 yards and 39 touchdowns.
- Named a 2010 Patriots co-captain in his first year on the team.
- A four-time Pro Bowler, Crumpler ranks second among all active NFL tight ends in average yards per reception with a 12.7 average.
- Crumpler hauled in a career-best eight touchdowns with the Falcons in 2006, making 56 receptions for 780 yards while earning his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl.
- In 2005, Crumpler registered career highs with 65 receptions and 877 receiving yards and was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad.
- Earned his second Pro Bowl nod in 2004, starting in all 14 games he played in and recorded 48 receptions for 774 yards with a then career-high six touchdowns.
- Made his first Pro Bowl while starting in all 16 games at tight end and finished with the most catches (44) and yards (552) for a Falcons tight end since 1980, while also grabbing three touchdown receptions.
2010 (16/10, 1/0)
- Played in 16 games with 10 starts and finished the season with six catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Played a crucial blocking role.
- Named a 2010 co-captain in his first year on the team.
- Scored his first two touchdowns as a member of the Patriots in the final two games of the season with a 4-yard touchdown pass at Buffalo (12/26) and a 10-yard touchdown pass vs. Miami (1/2).
- Has his third consecutive game with a touchdown reception on a 2-yard pass in the third quarter of the Divisional playoff game vs. N.Y. Jets (1/16). Also made a season-long 28-yard reception against the Jets.
- Made a season-long 27-yard reception from Tom Brady at Detroit (11/25).
- Made his first catch as a Patriot - a four-yard pass from Tom Brady in the overtime, part of the Patriots game-winning scoring drive vs. Baltimore (10/17).
2009 (16/14 – Tennessee)
- Played in 16 games with 14 starts at tight end and caught 27 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown.
- Grabbed a season-high four receptions for 44 yards vs. Houston (9/20).
- Started at tight end and tied for the team lead with four receptions for 41 yards at the N.Y. Jets (9/27).
- Started at tight end and tied for the team lead with four receptions for 41 yards in addition to hauling in a fourth-quarter touchdown on fourth and goal in the Titans’ win vs. St. Louis (12/13).
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.
- A t Baltimore (10/5), grabbed two receptions for 15 yards, including the game-winning touchdown in the Titans’ comeback victory over the Ravens.
- Snared two receptions for a season-high 38 yards a t Kansas City (10/19).
- Against Indianapolis (10/27), snared a season-best four receptions for 35 yards.
- At Chicago (11/9), registered three receptions for 35 yards in the Titans’ road win.
- Against Pittsburgh (12/21), snared three catches for 30 yards in the Titans’ 31-14 victory.
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.
- At Carolina (11/11), hauled in two catches for 39 yards, including the game-winning 30-yard touchdown reception with 20 seconds remaining in the game.
- At St. Louis (12/2), registered season highs in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (65) and became the Falcons all-time receiving leader at tight end with his 306th career reception.
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.
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.
- 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).
- At Detroit (11/24), registered 104 receiving yards and tied career-highs with seven receptions and two touchdown catches.
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.
- Against New Orleans (11/28), totaled four receptions for 103 yards, including the game-winner from 20 yards out and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career for his efforts.
- 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 1980, while also grabbing three touchdown receptions.
- Helped the Falcons’ rushing attack to their fourth-highest per-carry average in franchise history (4.48).
- 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.
- 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.
- At New Orleans (10/21), scored the first touchdown of his career on a 57-yard reception and finished with a team-high five receptions for 78 yards.
- 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.
- Algernon Darius Crumpler was born on Dec. 23, 1977 in Greenville, N.C.
- 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.
- Three-time state champion in the discus and title holder in the shot put for the school's track team in 1996.
- 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.
- Married to wife, Jenn, and has three daughters, Kendal, Ava and Campbell.
- Majored in communications at North Carolina.
- Crumpler comes from a football 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."
- NFC Pro Bowl
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- NFC Pro Bowl
- NFC Player of the Week (12)
- NFC Pro Bowl
- NFC Player of the Week (7)