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5  Michael Crabtree
Michael Crabtree


Dallas, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 214

Wide Receiver





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Freshman Receptions - 134
Freshman Yards - 1,962
Freshman Touchdown Receptions - 22

Biletnikoff Award winner ... unanimous consensus All-America first team selection ... unanimous all-conference pick ... Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... Big 12 Conference Offensive Newcomer of the Year ... several National Freshman of the Year honors ... led the nation and the Big 12 in receptions (134), receiving yards (1,962) and touchdowns (22) - all NCAA freshman records ... finished off his record-setting regular season with another outstanding performance, pacing the team with nine receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in the Gator Bowl win over No. 20 Virginia ... led the team with 12 catches for 154 yards his 21st touchdown in Tech's upset of No. 3-ranked Oklahoma ... made a team-high nine catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns at Texas ... 195-yard total was the most by a Tech receiver against Texas since Donnie Hart's 241-yard outing in 1996 ... has had 55 receptions go for 15 or more yards ... was held under 100 yards receiving for just the second time this year, finishing with four catches for 61 yards at Baylor ... led the way once again with a 12-catch, 131-yard day against Colorado ... 19-yard third quarter touchdown catch against the Buffaloes broke former Red Raider Taurean Henderson's NCAA record for receptions by a freshman (98), his school record for single-season catches, and set a new Big 12 Conference record for touchdown grabs in a season (18) ... added 10 catches for 76 yards to his season total at Missouri, breaking the school record for single-season receiving yardage in just eight games (Joel Filani-1,300 in 2006) ... was held under 100 yards receiving for just the first time in his college career ... paced the team with his eight catch, 170-yard performance against Texas A&M ... despite being held out of the endzone for the first time this season, seven of his team-high eight receptions went for first downs against the Aggies ... broke the NCAA single-season freshman record for touchdown catches (14), with a three-touchdown effort against Iowa State ... torched the Cyclones for a team-high 10 catches and 154 yards ... finished the final non-conference contest against Northwestern State with eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns ... his final touchdown of the game also established a new single-season school record (14) and put Tech ahead 51-7 ... continued his spectacular rookie season with a 14-catch, 237-yard, three touchdown outing in the conference opener at Oklahoma State ... 237-yard output marked the fifth-highest single-game total in school history ... 75-yard first quarter reception against the Cowboys was his longest of the season ... named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after his impressive 11-catch, career-high 244-yard (freshman school record), three touchdown receiving effort at Rice ... 74-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was the Red Raiders longest scoring play since Filani's 76-yard score last November against Baylor ... improved on his debut outing at SMU by tying the single-game school record with 15 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns against UTEP ... starred in his first collegiate game, leading the team with 12 catches, gaining 106 yards and scoring a team-high three touchdowns at SMU ... set a school record with 12 catches through the first three quarters of the game ... was on the receiving end of three consecutive touchdowns for Tech, stretching the score from 14-6 to 35-6.

Dominated Thursday night football scrimmages ... also gave first-team defense fits when mimmicking the opposition's top receiver.

Carter High School in Dallas, Texas ... Four-Star Recruit ( ... No. 16 athlete nationally ( ... No. 91 overall prospect in Texas ( ... No. 10 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News) ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fab 44 ... played quarterback in high school ... passed for 870 yards and 11 touchdowns on 45-of-100 passing last season ... also ran for 646 yards and 9 touchdowns on 100 carries ... also ranked among the state's top 50 basketball recruits ... rushed for 469 yards and seven scores and completed 30-of-67 passes for 897 yards and eight touchdowns during junior season ... recorded an interception ... benches 270, squats 350 and has a 34-inch vertical ... also offered by Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Kansas ... High School Coach: Allen Wilson.

Michael Crabtree ... born September 14, 1987, in Dallas ... son of Bessie Turner and Michael Crabtree ... has three brothers and two sisters ... relative of former Tech All-American running back Ricky Williams ... enjoys watching movies and cutting hair.

RECEIVING	G	Rec	Yds	Yd/Rec	Yd/Gm	TD	Long
2007	13	134	1,962	14.6	150.9	22	75

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