Former Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder is preparing to switch positions and step in as emergency quarterback for the Washington Redskins if necessary.
Jamison Crowder had a historic career as a wide receiver for the Blue Devils, but now he’s preparing to change positions for the Washington Redskins if necessary. Crowder and Redskins tight end Jordan Reed are both ready to switch to quarterback in case of emergency.
Crowder actually did play quarterback sparingly for Duke Football in several sub-packages and trick plays by Coach Cutcliffe, with the former Blue Devil compiling a total of 2 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown for his passing career. Washington head coach Jay Gruden had this to say about the possibility of using the second year wide receiver at QB, “Crowder is a good enough athlete. He can throw both hands, so we might have to let him do it.”
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The former Blue Devil had a much better career playing wide receiver and special teams at Duke totaling 283 catches for 3,641 yards, 23 receiving touchdowns, 13.4 yards returned per punt, and 5 punt return touchdowns. breaking the school records for pass receptions (tied), TD receptions of 50+ yards, single season catches, single season receiving yards, catches per game, led the team in all-purpose yards for all four years during his at Duke, and much more.
In the ACC, Crowder tied for first in career pass receptions, second in 100+ yard receiving games, third in total receiving yards, and was fourth in all-purpose yards. He is also an up-and-coming wide receiver in the NFL and had an excellent rookie year breaking the Washington team record for total receptions for a rookie player totaling 59 catches for 604 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first NFL season.
The Redskins currently have three quarterbacks with Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy, and Nate Sudfield on the roster, so it’s very unlikely that Crowder or Reed will be needed to step in at quarterback this season. Unfortunately, Jamison Crowder suffered a minor hamstring injury that has kept him out of practice the past few days after a great start to training camp, and we hope he recovers quickly to begin improving on his rookie NFL career.