MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Two of the top juniors this past season on the Alabama State University football team have applied for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) draft.

The Hornets leading rusher Isaiah Crowell and the third leading receiver this past season Jamel Johnson have officially entered the 2014 NFL draft.

After rushing for 850 yards and being named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011, Crowell transferred to Alabama State where he rushed for 1,963 yards during his two years on the Montgomery campus.  The Columbus, Ga., native carried the ball 329 times averaging 5.96 yards per carry.  He also rushed for 30 touchdowns, scoring 180 points.

Crowell was also used as a receiver out of the backfield, catching 18 total passes for 122 yards over two years at ASU.  He finished his career as the 6th all-time leading rusher at ASU and was tied for second with 30 touchdowns.  His 180 total points is tied for fourth and his 1,121 yards rushing this year was the eighth most rushing yards in a single season and his 90 points is fourth.

Johnson may have been the Hornets best possession receiver over the final few weeks of the season.  The Montgomery native caught 28 receptions for 355 yards.  Both numbers were third on the team.  He led ASU in receiving touchdowns with five and his 68 yard touchdown reception at Kentucky was the team’s longest reception of the season.

Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information


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