Alge Crumpler also known as Algernon Darius Crumpler, born on December 23, 1977, is a former American football tight end. Alge Crumpler played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. Alge Crumpler was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football for North Carolina. Crumpler now works as an analyst for the ACC Network.
He is the son of Carlester Crumpler Sr. He has a younger brother who played for former Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings tight end Carlester Crumpler. Alge is named after his father’s favourite book, Flowers for Algernon. Algae Crumpler went to New Hanover High School which is located in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a letterman in football and track and field.
Algae Crumpler started as a tight end and as a linebacker in football, and as a senior, he was an All-Midwest 4-A Conference selection. He was a three-time State Champion on the discus and won a State Championship on the shot put in 1996 in track & field, He graduated from high school in 1996.
Alge Crumpler attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after he graduated from high school. Alge Crumpler was named to the All-ACC first team in his last three seasons. While he was in his sophomore year, Crumpler caught 24 passes for a total of 278 yards, with four of those catches being touchdowns. As a junior, Crumpler had 20 catches for 191 yards. Ale finished his senior season with 23 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown and he finished second in All-American voting.
Alge Crumpler Professional Career
Crumpler was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Crumpler first match of their NFL career was against the Carolina Panthers on September 23, 2001. He caught his first two passes for a total of 13 yards. On October 21, 2001, Alge Crumpler scored his first touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. He finished his rookie season starting 12 of 16 games and totalling 25 receptions for 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Alge Crumpler earned his first Pro Bowl honour in 2003, In this season he started all 16 games for the Falcons, with three touchdowns and catching 44 passes for 552 yards. Crumpler played 14 games for the Falcons in 2004 and reached the NFC Championship Game. Crumpler finished the regular season with 48 receptions for 774 yards and six touchdowns and was elected to the Pro Bowl. Crumpler returned to start 16 games for the Falcons in 2005 and got five touchdowns as well as 65 receptions for 877 yards.
Alge Crumpler was released by the Atlanta Falcons on February 15, 2008.
Alge Crumpler signed with the Tennessee Titans on March 2, 2008, and made his debut with the team against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 7, 2008. In the 2008 season, he started 15 games for the Titans, making 24 catches for 257 yards.
Alge Crumpler weighed approximately 300 pounds, gaining an estimated 30 pounds during the offseason in the Titans’ first preseason game.
New England Patriots
AlgeCrumpler signed with the New England Patriots on March 24, 2010. Alge Crumpler finished the 2010 season with two touchdowns and six receptions for 52 yards in 16 games played \
The New England Patriots released Crumpler On July 29, 2011.