From the San Francisco 49ers to the Oakland Raiders to the Baltimore Ravens, Michael Crabtree has established himself as one of the best American football players in the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver.
In March 2018 he signed a contract with the Ravens worth 21 million dollars. The contract, which came with an $8 million guarantee, stipulated that Michael would play with the Baltimore team for three years.
In sporting terms, Michael Crabtree was always exceptionally good. Read on to learn more about the things you should know about the American footballer.
Who Is Michael Crabtree?
You already know quite a lot about this guy from the previous one, don’t you? Anyway, he was born on September 14th and in 1987 as Michael Alex Crabtree Jr. According to records, his birthplace was in Dallas, Texas, where he was raised by his parents, Bessie Turner and Michael Crabtree Sr., who unfortunately gave up their marriage when Crabtree Jr. was only six years old.
Although his parents decided to separate and continue with their separate lives, they remained committed to raising their son together.
Michael began playing soccer in high school. He kept up with the game in college, was drafted into the NFL in 2009, and played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders from 2009 to 2014 and 2015 to 2017, respectively. He is currently with the Baltimore Ravens.
Everything You Need To Know About Him
- The Beginning of His Career
It all began at David W. Carter High School, where the athletically inclined Michael excelled not only in football but also in basketball and athletics. However, it was his talent for basketball and football that brought him the most attention. He played as a quarterback on the school team and set several records that removed any doubt about his professional football career.
- Crabtree’s Rise to Fame
Since Michael also had a flair for basketball, it was quite difficult for him to decide which sports to focus on in college. He chose football and received many scholarship offers from prestigious institutions. From Kansas to Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Baylor, and a handful of others, Crabtree decided to honor the offer from Texas Tech University. He played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 2006 to 2008.
The Red Raiders put Michael Crabtree in the spotlight. Due to his exceptional performances, which he maintained from the first to the second season, he became the focus of public interest. In the two seasons, he set eight NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) records, among other multiple recognitions he received. By this time, everyone could hardly wait to watch him tear down the walls of the NFL.
- Career With NFL
In his professional career with the NFL, which began in 2009 with the 49ers, he has recorded 6,870 receptions, 51 touchdowns, and 579 receptions from 2017.
Among the most prestigious of his achievements as a wide receiver at the time of writing, he was named twice in the First Team All-Big 12 and the unanimous All-American in 2007 and 2008, and he also received the Biletnikoff Award twice in those two years.
Although Michael Crabtree has not come off badly in terms of performance since he joined the NFL, many would agree that he is far more phenomenal in college football. This is due to his numerous NCAA records and other notable achievements with the Red Raiders of Texas Tech.
In addition to the many prestigious awards he has received for his achievements with the Red Raiders, Texas Tech University went a step further in recognizing Crabtree’s achievements. As it expanded its Jones AT&T Stadium, the institution added a huge mural painting depicting Michael.
- Net Worth, Salaries, and Contract Details
Although we could not substantiate the claims that this wide receiver has net assets of $16 million, we can confirm that it initially joined the Oakland Raiders for a one-year contract of $3.2 million, 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 $28 million five-year contract he signed with the 49ers in 2009.
Michael Crabtree also makes a lot of money through the sponsorship contracts he has with A-list outlets such as EA Sports, Ubisoft, the Subway restaurant 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 goes well with his perfect size, weight, and endurance, making him a very competitive wide receiver. He is one inch taller than 185 cm (6 feet) and weighs 97 kg (215 lb).