Crowell’s journey taking him to NFL Draft

Isaiah Crowell’s college days appear to be done.

Former UGA RB Isaiah Crowell is heading to the NFL after his junior season. (Jason Getz/AJC)

Former UGA RB Isaiah Crowell is heading to the NFL after his junior season. (Jason Getz/AJC)

It’s tough to believe Crowell, who has played at Alabama State the past two years since his troubles at Georgia, just finished his junior season, but he did.

And now Alabama State’s coach, Reggie Barlow, told AL.com that Crowell is heading into the NFL:

“We’ve talked about it. Honestly, when he came here that was one of the things that we talked about when he arrived that he would be here two years and that would be his goal. Throughout the season, we haven’t had much talk about it but we have confirmed that that’s what he’s gonna do as of right now.”

Crowell has struggled with an ankle injury all season and finished this year with 1,188 yards and 15 TDs. He had just seven carries for 37 yards playing about one quarter of Alabama State’s 41-28 win over Stillman in a Thanksgiving Day game.

“We want to protect him,” Barlow told AL.com. “We’re gonna get an MRI on it Monday just to make sure there’s no real ligament damage but you know the plan was not to play him the entire game.

Crowell had 874 yards and 13 TDs in 2012, his first year at Alabama State.

Crowell, who is 5-11 and 215 pounds, led Georgia with 850 yards rushing in 2011, despite being suspended for a game and benched for a quarter of other game.

He was dismissed from the team in June 2012 after he was arrested on charges of possessing a concealed weapon, having a weapon in a school zone and having an altered ID mark on that weapon. The charges were dismissed earlier this year.

CBSSports.com projects Crowell as the 13th-best RB in next year’s NFL Draft, which could result in him being selected in the fifth round.

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Disgusted

November 30th, 2013
6:52 pm

I wish him well — hope he can be more durable in the NFL.

Of course there is always the AFL and the United Football League.