Tuesday, January 28, 2014
2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 10
By Heather Dinich
No. 10 Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke
Previous ranking: No. 21
Making the case for Crowder: In what was a record-setting season, Crowder established himself as one of the top receivers in the ACC -- and one of its top punt returners. He set school single-season records for pass receptions (108) and receiving yardage (1,360). He also became the first player in ACC history to top the 100-reception mark in a single season, and he finished the year with 11 total touchdowns (eight receiving, two punt returns and one rushing TD). He was second in the ACC in receptions per game (7.7), trailing only Clemson's Sammy Watkins (7.8).
Crowder finished 2013 with 1,832 all-purpose yards -- the second-highest single-season total in Duke history -- and earned second team All-America honors from the FWAA and first team All-ACC honors. He was second in the ACC in punt-return average (16) and yards (401) behind UNC's Ryan Switzer. Crowder also received the Clarkston Hines Award as Duke’s most outstanding receiver.
Crowder capped the season with a career-high 12 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown that covered 59 yards in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. He set the ACC’s single-season receptions record in the win. Crowder led the ACC with 108 receptions on the year, finished second behind Watkins with 1,360 receiving yards and third with eight receiving touchdowns.
- No. 25 Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
- No. 24 Jack Tyler, LB, Virginia Tech
- No. 23 Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt
- No. 22 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
- No. 21 Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
- No. 20 Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College
- No. 19 Ryan Switzer, WR/PR, North Carolina
- No. 18 Bryan Stork, C, Florida State
- No. 17 Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Georgia Tech
- No. 16 Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
- No. 15 Kelby Brown, LB, Duke
- No. 14 Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
- No. 13 Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State
- No. 12 Nikita Whitlock, NG, Wake Forest
- No. 11 Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State