Will open first active season on Pirate roster as a member of the depth chart ... Used a strong and notable spring practice period to earn two-deep status, which includes a top reserve standing behind senior Scotty Robinson at one of the defensive end positions ... Strength, quickness and work habits have enhanced quick progression ... Cited as unit's "most improved" player at the conclusion of drills by position coach Vernon Hargreaves ... Tallied seven stops, including a sack, in first spring scrimmage (4/4) before following with a team-best nine tackles (two for lost yardage) and a quarterback pressure during the second contest (4/8) ... Wrapped up spring work with three stops and a sack during the Purple-Gold Game (4/18).
2008: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2008.
High School: Selected as the Mid-State Conference's MVP as a senior at Eastern Alamance High School ... Played for coach John Kirby ... Credited with 102 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior to play key role in squad's 9-3 record ... Named to all-conference, all-region and all-state squads in 2007 ... Helped lead Eagles to 9-4 and 11-4 ledgers as a sophomore and junior, earning all-conference and all-region accolades both seasons ... Produced a 405-pound bench press and a 615-squat lift during program testing ... Listed among North Carolina's top 40 recruits by SuperPrep Magazine ... Earned three-star rating by Rivals.com ... Was selected to represent North Carolina and participated in the 2007 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Also recruited by South Carolina.
Personal: Full name is Allen Rex Crowder II ... Born November 18, 1989 at Mebane, N.C. ... Has not declared a college major.