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Giants draft Georgia LB Tae Crowder in Rd. 7


With the final pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia LB Tae Crowder.

Career Highs

* 12 tackles vs. South Carolina, 2019

* 1 INT at Missouri & UMass, 2018

* 43-yard INT return at Missouri, 2018

* 60-yard Fumble Return vs. Tennessee, 2019

2019: A key player on Georgia teams that won 11 or more games three straight seasons, won three straight SEC Eastern Division titles, and played in three straight New Year's Six Bowl game (2018 Rose, 2019 Allstate Sugar, 2020 Allstate Sugar)...also part of a senior class that won 44 games, tied for most in school history...key cog in a Georgia defense that finished with the #1 national ranking in Scoring Defense (12.6 ppg—school record for few points allowed in 12-+ game season), #1 national ranking in Rushing Defense (74.6 ypg—2nd best in school history), #1 nationally in fewest rushing TD's allowed (2—school record), and #3 nationally in Total Defense (257.7 ypg)...started all 14 games in 2019 and finished season with 62 total stops (second-best on team), including 4.0 for lost yardage, three QB pressures and four pass of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker...Georgia's leading tackler vs. South Carolina with a career-high 12 stops...also its top tackler vs. Notre Dame, with a then career-high nine of four Bulldogs with a team-high six stops in shutout of Kentucky...scored his first collegiate touchdown when he picked up a Tennessee fumble and returned it 60 yards for a score...led Georgia in tackles vs. Missouri with seven...was named one of three team captains for the Missouri game.

2018: Played in all 14 games, starting in five, and finished with 53 total stops (fifth-best on team), including 6.0 tackles for loss (third-best on team) and 1.5 QB sacks..also had four QB pressures and a pass breakup...second on the team in QB pressures with four...made his first career start at eight tackles (1.5 for loss) vs. tackles (one for loss) vs. LSU...five tackles vs. Ga. Tech included an assisted QB sack...had a QB sack (4-yard loss) and a forced fumble vs. Vanderbilt...tied with Deandre Baker and J.R. Reed for team lead in interceptions with two...intercepted a second-quarter Missouri pass and returned it 43 yards to set up a UGA field goal...also had an INT and 13-yard return vs. UMass...had a pass breakup vs. Tennessee...assisted on five tackles vs. Florida and also recovered a third-quarter Gator fumble...five tackles vs. Auburn, including an assist on a 6-yard loss.

2017: Appeared in all 15 games and had seven total stops, including two at Georgia Tech and two at Vanderbilt...biggest contribution of the season, however, came as a member of the Bulldogs' KO return unit...fielded and downed a "squib" kickoff by Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, enabling Georgia to kick a field goal as the first half expired.

2016: Moved to ILB in mid-season from his RB position...saw his first action of the season vs. Louisiana...rushed for two TDs and played most of the way at tailback for the victorious Black team at the annual G-Day intrasquad spring game.

2015: Redshirted.

High School: Harris County, coached by Dwight Jones … Georgia Sports Writers Association Second Team All-State in Class AAAAA … named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State Honorable Mention in Class AAAAA … three-star prospect … two-star prospect, #269 WR and #214 overall prospect in the state of Georgia in the composite rankings, three-star prospect #221 WR and #181 overall prospect in the state of Georgia in specific rankings … two-star prospect … saw significant playing time at both WR and RB for the Tigers … helped Harris County to a 9-4 record, going 6-0 in its region and advancing to the second round of the AAAAA State Playoffs … rushed for 1,665 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior, also recorded 204 yards and two touchdowns receiving …three-year varsity player … two sport athlete while at Harris County as three-year member of the varsity basketball team … averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game as a sophomore.

Personal: DEQUARTAVOUS "TAE" CROWDER…Major: International Affairs...recipient of the Richard Young Football Scholarship.

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