Selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft and was the 94th overall selection… Was selected one pick before Philadelphia drafted his Virginia teammate, WR Billy McMullen, with the 95th pick (they were the only two Cavaliers drafted in ’03)… Was the 15th linebacker selected in the 2003 Draft.
•Has posted 90-plus tackle seasons in each of the past three seasons (140 in 2007, 95 in 2006, 125 in 2005)
•Played primarily at strongside linebacker, but has seen action on the weakside and in the middle over the past four seasons
•Has started 41 games in the past three seasons
•Was an integral role on Buffalo’s special teams in 2004 with 28 tackles to rank 3rd on the team. Helped special teams unit ranked 1st according to special teams rankings compiled by the Dallas Morning News.
•Brother Germane Crowell played from 1998-2002 with the Detroit Lions as a wide receiver
•Selected to the Under-the-radar Team selected by ESPN.com in 2006
•Voted as a defensive captain
•Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the team in tackles for the first time with a career-high 140
•Became the only NFL linebacker in 2007 with a safety, sack, interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery
•Finished ninth in NFL according to stats compiled by NFL.com with 126 tackles
•Registered first interception of the season, fifth of his career, vs. Dal. (10/8) on Tony Romo during Dallas’ second possession… One of five Bills to pick off Romo
•Vs. Bal. (10/21), forced a fumble that led to a Bills field goal, his third of career and first FF at home… Finished the game tied with a team-high 10 tackles
•Recorded first sack of the season at NYJ (10/28) on a 3rd down play forcing a Jets punt
•At Was. (12/2), recorded his second sack of the year, seventh in his career, resulting in a safety… Buffalo’s second safety of the season and 31st in team history … Posted his first career fumble recovery which led to a field goal
•Notched team-highs in tackles in three games: 14 vs. Cin. (11/4), 10 at Jax. (11/25) and 11 vs. NYG (12/23)
Started his final three seasons at Virginia…set the school’s tackle record as a junior and then broke it as a senior… only Charles McDaniel (432, 1982-85) and Jamie Sharper (435, 1993-96) had more tackles in a career than his 420 for the Cavaliers…his 10 forced fumbles are one shy of the school’s all-time record of 11 by Stuart Anderson (1978-81)…third player in school history to play in 50 collegiate games (including bowls)…was a second-team All-America choice as a senior by The NFL Draft Report as well as a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection…that year was also selected as a team captain and a co-recipient of the Ned McDonald Award for the second straight season, given to the team’s most outstanding defensive player. … Majored in anthropology.
Full name - Angelo Delvonne Crowell…last name pronounced “crow-ELL” (rhymes with “noel”)…brother, Germane, lettered at wide receiver for Virginia from 1995-97 and was a member of the Detroit Lions through the ’02 season…other brother Juwon Crowell was a wide receiver at East Carolina … attended North Forsyth (NC) High where he was a three-year letter winner as a linebacker and tailback…named Metro AAAA Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and a three-time All-Conference selection at linebacker.
Angelo served as the spokesperson for the Verizon Wireless HopeLine collection, an annual stadium cell phone collection that takes place in October in recognition of domestic violence awareness month. Angelo participated in the 2007 Community Ticket Donation Program through donating 20 season tickets to various community organizations including Buffalo Public Schools, Police Athletic League, United Way, Boyz R Back and Stone’s Buddies. Over 200 people were part of his Crow’s Nest and attended Buffalo Bills home games where they were also treated to food and beverage coupons compliments of Angelo.