Michael Crabtree is an American football player who serves as a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. The player turned pro in 2009 when he was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL draft that year. Michael has equally played for Oakland Riders before he was acquired by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. He garnered wide popularity in 2017 following his feud with the Denver Broncos Star Aqib Talib. The wide receiver and his counterpart returned to action after serving a one-match suspension. Learn more about Michael Crabtree below.
Michael Crabtree Biography (Age)
Michael Alex Crabtree Jr. was born to African-American parents in Dallas city of Texas in the United States. He came into this world on the 14th day of September 1987 having spent his childhood in Dallas where he attended David Wendel Carter High School. During his high school days, Michael kicked off his football career with the school team. He also participated in other sporting events including track and basketball. After his high school career, Michael Crabtree was rated among the top football stars in his class, he also garnered a lot of attention from the top universities for his college career as a result.
After his graduation from high school in 2005, the wide receiver went on to enrol at Texas Tech University on an athletic scholarship. During his college career, he played under the guidance of Coach Mike Leach and competed with the Texas Tech Red Raiders for three seasons ending in 2008. In his first season in 2006, Michael received a redshirt as a true freshman because of academic issues as well as changing from being a quarterback to wide receiver.
Making his debut in the 2007 season, Michael put up an amazing performance and was able to stand out with a record of 22 touchdowns, and 134 receptions with 1,962 receiving yards. For his efforts, the receiver was called up to the All-American and All-Big 12 teams while receiving the Biletnikoff Award at the end of the season. The following year, he also received the same award and same team honors for his jaw-dropping performance. At the end of his sophomore year, he hauled a total of 19 touchdowns, 97 receptions with 1,165 receiving yards. Michael declared for an NFL draft after his second season while forgoing the rest of his college career.
The wide receiver was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers team during the NFL draft held in 2009. He was the tenth player to be selected in the draft and after the draft, he went on to sign a six-year deal worth $32 million with the 49ers. He made his first appearance for the team in October and at the end of the season, he had 2 touchdowns and 48 receptions with 625 receiving yards in 11 games. Michael continued to improve in his game as the seasons’ progress. He spent more five seasons with the 49ers, after the season, he became a free agent and signed up with the Oakland Raiders.
Joining the Raiders, Michael Crabtree penned down a one-year deal worth $3.2 million with the Raiders. He made a good first impression while notching five receptions for 46 receiving yards in their first game that season. When the season came to a close, Michael had a total of nine touchdowns and 85 receptions with 922 receiving yards. He also got a four-year contract extension valued at $35 million. Michael played four more seasons with the Raiders, ending in 2017 before he was released by the team. During the 2017 season, Michael was suspended for two games after indulging in a fight with Denver Broncos Aqib Talib. Following the rift, both players were suspended for one game before they returned to action.
In 2018, Michael Crabtree signed up with the Baltimore Ravens; he penned down a three-year deal worth $11 million with the team. In his debut, the wide receiver made three receptions for 38 receiving yards and a touchdown for the Ravens.
During the 2017 NFL regular season, Michael Crabtree incurred a chest injury during their game against Washington Redskins. The player got the injury while rushing to catch a high long pass from Derek Carr, he collided with an oncoming safety and the injury kept him away for a few weeks before rejoining the team. Apparently, Michael hasn’t incurred many injuries since the inception of his pro career.
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His Height and Weight
The talented wide receiver has been pulling a lot of stunts in the field of play; all thanks to his masculine physique. Michael Crabtree is very tall, albeit not the tallest on the pitch but he stands at 6 feet 1 inch. He also has an ideal weight of 215 pounds (98 kg). In addition, Michael’s hair is black and his eyes are brown in colour.