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Placed on Injured Reserve by the Buccaneers on August 24, 2009… Signed by Tampa Bay on March 18, 2009… Played his first six seasons (2003-08) with the Buffalo Bills… Served as a defensive team captain for the Bills in 2007 and had a career year, leading the team with 140 tackles and was the only linebacker that season to record a safety, sack, interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery… Posted 90-plus tackle seasons in each of the 2005-07 seasons as a regular starter for the Bills, which included 125 in 2005 and 95 in 2006… Selected to the Under-the-Radar Team selected by ESPN.com in 2006… Helped special teams unit rank first in the NFL in 2004, according to special teams rankings compiled by the Dallas Morning News… Amassed 364 tackles, 7.0 sacks, one fumble recovery, three forced fumbles, five interceptions, and 19 passes defensed over his career… Also totaled 41 special teams tackles, including 28 during the 2004 season to rank third on the team… Played in 65 career games with 41 starts... Selected in the third round (94th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by Buffalo… Was selected one pick before Philadelphia drafted his Virginia teammate, WR Billy McMullen, with the 95th pick (they were the only two Cavaliers drafted in ’03)… Was the 15th linebacker selected in the 2003 Draft.
2009: Placed on Injured Reserve on August 24 by Tampa Bay, ending his season.
2008: Placed on injured reserve on September 4 and missed the entire season for Buffalo.
2007: Started all 16 games for Buffalo for the first time in his career and led the team in tackles for the first time with a career-high 140 stops Voted as a defensive captain Became the only NFL linebacker in 2007 with a safety, sack, interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery Registered first interception of the season and fifth of his career against Dallas (10/8) on Tony Romo during Dallas second possession One of five Bills to pick off Romo Forced a fumble that led to a Bills field goal against Baltimore (10/21) and finished the game tied with a team-high 10 tackles Recorded first sack of the season at N.Y. Jets (10/28) Led the team in tackles with 14 against Cincinnati (11/4) and 10 at Jacksonville (11/25) Recorded his second sack of the year, resulting in a safety, at Washington (12/2) Also posted his first career fumble recovery, which led to a field goal Paced the defense with 11 tackles against N.Y. Giants (12/23).
2006: Started first 12 games, seeing time at both strongside and weakside linebacker, for Buffalo Suffered a broken bone in his leg against San Diego (12/3) and was placed on injured reserve on December 5 Finished third on the team with 95 tackles and added two interceptions, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble Intercepted Daunte Culpepper with one minute left in first half to stop a Dolphins scoring drive at Miami (9/17) Added 13 tackles and one sack Grabbed his second interception of the season in the third quarter against Minnesota (10/1) that led to a FG to give Buffalo a 17-6 lead Added 12 tackles on the afternoon Recorded a season high and tied a career-high with 15 tackles and forced a fumble that was returned by Terrence McGee for a touchdown at the end of the first half at Indianapolis (11/12).
2005: Started 13 games for Buffalo and finished fourth on the team with 125 tackles (87 solo) and tied for second on the team with two interceptions Also posted 3.0 sacks Took over the starting outside linebacker role in week four due to a season-ending Takeo Spikes injury and flourished as a steadfast defensive contributor Saw action at MLB and posted six tackles after filling in for an injured London Fletcher at Tampa Bay (9/18) Filled in at outside linebacker for an injured Spikes vs. Atlanta (9/25), posting five tackles, including three solo and two tackles for a loss of seven yards Also recorded three tackles on special teams against the Falcons, and forced a fumble by DeAngelo Hall on fourth quarter punt return Posted 10 tackles (five solo) in his first ever NFL start and saw action on special teams at New Orleans (10/2) Recorded the first sack of his career against Vinny Testaverde for a loss of three yards against N.Y. Jets (10/16) and also tallied four tackles and one interception Posted a career-high 15 tackles and one interception against Kansas City (11/13) The interception was the second of his career and led to JP Losmans second touchdown pass of the game to Lee Evans Tallied eight tackles at Cincinnati (12/24) Set tone for defense with a tackle for loss on Rudi Johnson to start the game and forced a fumble.
2004: Established himself as one of the Bills premier special teams players, tallying 28 tackles (20 solo) on special teams while playing defensively in a reserve linebacker role.
2003: Was on the teams 53-man roster for his entire rookie season Saw action in six games Inactive for 10 of the seasons first 12 games but then saw action in the final four contests Made NFL debut in game four against Philadelphia (9/28).
Started his final three seasons at Virginia… Only Charles McDaniel (432, 1982-85) and Jamie Sharper (435, 1993-96) had more tackles in a career than his 420 for the Cavaliers… His 10 forced fumbles are one shy of the school’s all-time record of 11 by Stuart Anderson (1978-81)… Third player in school history to play in 50 collegiate games (including bowls)… Was a second-team All-America choice as a senior by The NFL Draft Report as well as a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection… That year was also selected as a team captain and a co-recipient of the Ned McDonald Award for the second straight season, given to the team’s most outstanding defensive player… Majored in anthropology.
Attended North Forsyth (NC) High School, where he was a three-year letterwinner as a linebacker and tailback Named Metro AAAA Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and a three-time All-Conference selection at linebacker Served as the spokesperson for the Verizon Wireless HopeLine collection, an annual stadium cell phone collection that takes place in October in recognition of domestic violence awareness month Participated in the 2007 Community Ticket Donation Program through donating 20 season tickets to various community organizations including Buffalo Public Schools, Police Athletic League, United Way, Boyz R Back and Stones Buddies Over 200 people were part of his Crows Nest and attended Buffalo Bills home games where they were also treated to food and beverage coupons compliments of him Brother, Germane, lettered at wide receiver for Virginia from 1995-97 and was a member of the Detroit Lions from 1998-02 Other brother, Juwon Crowell, was a wide receiver at East Carolina Born Angelo Delvonne Crowell (pronounced crow-ELL - rhymes with noel) on August 16, 1981.
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