Channing Crowder Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 4,000,000
Real name Randolph Channing Crowder Jr.
Source of Wealth Professional football career, endorsement deals and podcast hosting
Profession Former NFL player and podcast host
Spouse/Partner Married to Aja Crowder
Date of Birth Dec 2, 1983
Zodiac Sagittarius
Age 39
Gender Male
Height 188 cm / 6 ft 2 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Two sisters Dacia Crowder and Alanna Crowder

Biography

Channing Crowder, whose real name is Randolph Channing Crowder Jr., is a former professional football player. He played in the NFL from 2005 to 2010 for the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker.[1]

Crowder was named All-American in 2004 during his college career and was recognized as an ALL-SEC selection four times: two times as a first team and two times as a second team.

He is currently the co-host of two podcasts, “Hochman and Crowder” and “The Pivot.” Crowder’s net worth is estimated at $4 million.

Early life and career beginnings

Crowder has football running in his family. His father, Randy Crowder, is also a former football defensive lineman who played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was named All-American.[2]

Having the sport in his genes, Channing naturally followed his father’s path. He started playing football at age nine. Crowder showed a promising career start even as a high schooler at North Springs High School.

He garnered several recognitions. Crowder was selected as North Springs Spartans MVP, PrepStar All-American, SuperPrep's All-America Team, and Rivals.com All-American.

He was ranked the nation's top 30 linebackers by SuperPrep and the nation's top 15 outside linebackers by Rivals.com.

Crowder proved himself on the field in his senior year in 2001, marking 114 tackles and passing 800 miles.

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As the perfect peak of his high school career, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him one of the top four linebackers in Georgia.

Crowder got an athletic scholarship at the University of Florida and played for the Florida Gators football team.

His college football performance was outstanding. In his freshman year, he started nine games, a record for a freshman linebacker in school history.

Crowder lined up many “firsts” in his college career, which put him on the radar for football onlookers and professionals. He was the first freshman in 2003 to start a game for the Florida Gators; he ranked first among linebackers and went down in history as the first true freshman linebacker to start since Travis Harris in 2000.

In 2004, Crowder became the team’s captain and received the Gator’s Outstanding Linebacker award.

During his two-year college career, he racked up most of his remarkable achievements, including ESPN first-team All-American, Associated Press first-team All-SEC, Coaches first-team All-SEC, Coaches second-team All-SEC, and Associated Press second-team All-SEC.

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NFL career

Channing Crowder’s NFL career started when he got drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins and was signed on a four-year contract. He got drafted in the third round as a 70th overall pick.

In his rookie season, he started 13 of the 16 games. His performance again made football headlines.

Together with cornerback Travis Daniels and running back Ronnie Brown, Crowder's 2005 season was marked as the first time two or more rookies started at least ten games in the Miami Dolphins after 1996.

He also ranked second place on the team with 90 tackles, the fifth-highest among NFL rookies in 2005 and the highest Dolphins rookie record after Zach Thomas’s 164 tackles in 1996.

In 2006, Crowder continued his remarkable performance. He recorded 114 tackles and finished second in the team, which marked his first 100-tackle career. Crowder also started all 16 games during the season.

However, in the game against the Minnesota Vikings, he sustained a nasty hip injury and was forced to end the game.

In the 2008 season, Crowder was removed from a game against the New England Patriots after fighting with their offensive tackle Matt Light.

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In 2009, Channing signed a three-year contract with the Dolphins, which proved a win for the team. That season, Crowder got his first interception and brought the Dolphins a win against the Patriots. But he suffered a foot injury, which forced him to miss a game against the Houston Texans, and was placed on the injured reserve list in December.

In July 2011, the Dolphins surprisingly traded Crowder for LB Kevin Burnett. A week after his release from the team, he announced that he was retiring from the NFL.[3]

In his announcement, the former linebacker said that he tried practicing with the New England Patriots, but it was weird for him to play for another team.

His decision also came in as his wife, Aja, was expecting a baby.

Crowder played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins for six seasons. He was recognized for his leadership and prowess, but criticized for his trash-talking and chattery temper.

Personal life and other ventures

Crowder is married to Aja Crowder, a South Florida realtor. The couple has two children. Channing and Aja also appeared on the Vh1 reality show “Baller Wives.”

Besides playing professional football, Crowder was a commentator on the WQAM radio station during the 2011 NFL season.

Currently, he is a co-host at the podcasts Hochman and Crowder (previously Hochman, Crowder & Krantz) and The Pivot with Taylor and Ryan Clark.

He previously co-hosted the sports podcast, I AM ATHLETE.

Controversies

Due to his talkative nature, Crowder has gotten into many uncomfortable public controversies.

In October 2022, Channing and Aja openly talked about how they wanted to visit nudist resorts[4]after the former NFL player openly stated it in an episode of the podcast The Pivot in which Kevin Hart was a guest.

Crowder also came out publicly, saying that he likes to talk to people next to him when using the urinal.[5]

He also attacked Ciara’s husband, Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson by calling him a ‘square’ and ‘goofball.’[6]He later apologized and took the words back.[7]

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Conclusion

Channing Crowder is a former linebacker who played for the Miami Dolphins for six NFL seasons and the Florida Gators for two years during college.

The linebacker was drafted in the 2005 NFL Draft in the third round by the Dolphins.

He was named the ESPN first-team All-American and two-time first-team All-SEC. Crowder is currently the co-host of the Hochman and Crowder and The Pivot podcasts.

His net worth is estimated at $4 million.

References

  1. Channing Crowder (2023) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channing_Crowder (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  2. Randy Crowder (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Crowder (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  3. Former Florida Linebacker Channing Crowder Says He's Retiring from NFL (2011) The Florida Times-Union. Florida Times-Union. Available at: https://www.jacksonville.com/story/sports/college/uf-gators/2011/08/10/former-florida-linebacker-channing-crowder-says-he/15893839007/ (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  4. Channing Crowder & His Wife Aja Open up About Their Trips To A Nudist Resort (2022) YouTube. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ag2Oi2rUkc (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  5. Toole, C. (2022) Channing Crowder Says he Loves Breaking The Golden Rule Of Using a Public Bathroom, BroBible. Available at: https://brobible.com/sports/article/channing-crowder-admits-talking-other-men-urinals-public-bathroom/ (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  6. Lemoncelli, J. (2022) Channing Crowder Can't Believe Ciara Is With 'Square' Russell Wilson, New York Post. New York Post. Available at: https://nypost.com/2022/04/04/channing-crowder-cant-believe-ciara-is-with-square-russell-wilson/ (Accessed: January 4, 2023). 

  7. Jackson, W. (2022) Ex-NFL Player Crowder Regrets What He Said About Ciara, Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated. Available at: https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2022/06/08/ex-nfl-player-channing-crowder-regrets-what-he-said-about-ciara (Accessed: January 4, 2023).