From San Francisco 49ers to Oakland Raiders and now at Baltimore Ravens, Michael Crabtree as a wide receiver has been asserting himself as one of the finest American footballers of the National Football League (NFL).
It was in March 2018 that this fella inked a deal worth $21 million with The Ravens. The contract which came with a guarantee of $8 million would see Michael play with the Baltimore-based team for three years.
Athletically, Michael Crabtree has always been exceptionally good. Read on to learn more about the things one ought to know about the American footballer.
Who Is Michael Crabtree?
From the foregoing you already know pretty much about this chap, don’t you? Anyway, he was born on the 14th of September and in the year 1987 as Michael Alex Crabtree Jr. Records have it that his place of birth was in Dallas, Texas which was where he was raised by his parents, Bessie Turner and Michael Crabtree Sr. Who unfortunately abandoned their marriage when Crabtree Jr. was only six years old.
Although his parents decided to part ways and move on with their separate lives, they remained dedicated to bringing up their son together.
Michael started playing football in high school. He kept up with the game in college, got drafted to NFL in 2009, and has played for San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders respectively from 2009 to 2014 and from 2015 to 2017. He’s currently with the Baltimore Ravens.
Everything You Need To Know About Him
- The Beginning of His Career
It all started at David W. Carter High School where athletically inclined Michael excelled not only in football but also in basketball and track and field. However, it was his knack for basketball and football that brought him the most attention. He played as a quarterback with the school team and pulled off several records which cleared every doubt about him having a professional football career.
- Crabtree’s Rise to Fame
As Michael equally had a flair for basketball, it was quite hard for him to decide which sports to focus on in college. He settled for football and received many scholarship offers from prestigious institutions. From Kansas to Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Baylor and a handful of others, Crabtree chose to honour the offer from Texas Tech University. This saw him play for the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 2006 to 2008.
It was with the Red Raiders that Michael Crabtree was thrust into the limelight. He became the focus of a massive public attention owing to the exceptional performance he maintained from his freshman season through to his sophomore year. The two seasons saw him pick up eight NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) records among other multiple recognition he earned. At this point, everyone couldn’t wait to watch him break down the walls of NFL.
- Career With NFL
His professional career with the NFL which kicked-off with the 49ers in 2009 has seen him rake up 6,870 receiving yards, 51 receiving touchdowns, and 579 receptions as of 2017.
As at the time of this report, the most prestigious of his attainments as a wide receiver include being named twice among the First-team All-Big 12 and the Unanimous All-American in 2007 and 2008. He equally received the Biletnikoff Award twice, in the two years.
Although Michael Crabtree hasn’t fared badly in terms of his performance since he got drafted to NFL, many would agree he’s by far, more phenomenal when he played college football. This can be attributed to his numerous NCAA records and other remarkable feats he achieved with the Red Raiders of the Texas Tech.
In addition to the many prestigious awards he received for his accomplishments with the Red Raiders, Texas Tech University took a step further in acknowledging Crabtree’s achievements. While expanding its Jones AT&T Stadium, the institution incorporated an enormous mural escarpment depicting Michael.
- Net Worth, Salaries, and Contract Details
While we have been unable to substantiate claims about this wide receiver having a net worth of $16 million, we can confirm that he first joined the Oakland Raiders for a $3.2 million one-year deal which was later extended to four years for $35 million. His current contract with The Ravens is worth $21 million and the beginning of it all was the five-year deal worth $28 million which he inked with 49ers in 2009.
Michael Crabtree also earns major bucks from the endorsement deals he has with A-list outlets like EA Sports, Ubisoft, the Subway restaurants franchise, Nike’s Air Jordan brand, and others.
- Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
This playmaker is known for his strong hands and fine body control which works well with his perfect height, weight, and stamina, making him a very competitive wide receiver. He is an inch taller than 6 feet (185 cm) and weighs 97 kg (215 lb).