|Date of birth:September 13, 1976|
|Place of birth: Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50|
|Debuted in 1998|
|Last played in 2002|
Career NFL statistics
Germane L. Crowell (born September 13, 1976) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. In the 1998 NFL draft, Crowell was selected in the second round (50th overall) by the Detroit Lions. He played five seasons for the Detroit Lions from 1998 until 2002. He is the older brother of Buffalo Bills linebacker Angelo Crowell.
Crowell was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the son of Patricia and Napolean Crowell. He was one of six children and all five of his siblings, four brothers and one sister, played sports on the collegiate level.
During Crowell's years at North Forsyth High School his head coach was former NFL wide receiver Drew Buie.
In 1994 Crowell decided to attend the University of Virginia, where he would go on to play football for four years (1994-1997). While playing Crowell lead the Cavaliers in both receiving yards and receptions during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. The 969 receiving yards gained during the 1997 season is the third best total all-time for a Cavalier, behind only Herman Moore and Billy McMullen. After Crowell's senior season his name rose high into the University's record book as he became 2nd in career receptions and 4th in career receiving yards. However, as of today he is 6th in both categories.
Today Crowell is still active in his hometown. He is a local pastor at the Burning Flame Christian Church as well as a teacher's assistant at the same high school that he graduated from, North Forsyth High School (North Carolina). Early in 2013 it was announced that Crowell had been officially hired as the head varsity football coach at Carver High School (North Carolina). This will be his very first head coaching opportunity.
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