Keion Crossen
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Keion Crossen

Keion Crossen
No. 35 - Houston Texans
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-17) April 17, 1996 (age 23)
Garysburg, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Northampton County
(Gaston, North Carolina)
College:Western Carolina
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019

Keion Crossen (born April 17, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He played college football at Western Carolina.


College career

A two-sport student-athlete during his time in Cullowhee, Crossen stood out on the football field while also lending his talents to the Western Carolina track & field teams where he was the SoCon champion in the men's 100-meter dash at the 2016 outdoor championships, setting a school-record with a time of 10.33 which also qualified him for the NCAA East Preliminary. On the football field, Crossen was a two-year starter in the defensive secondary for the Catamounts, amassing 165 career tackles in 46 games over his four-year career including 106 solo stops and five tackles for loss. He finished with three career interceptions and a total of 19 pass break-ups - seven in both his junior and senior seasons.[1]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Crossen was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2] Crossen helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.[3]

Houston Texans

On August 31, 2019, Crossen was traded to the Houston Texans for a 2021 sixth-round pick.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.catamountsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12100&ATCLID=211734173
  2. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (April 28, 2018). "2018 NFL draft: Patriots select CB Keion Crossen with the 243rd overall pick". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII". NFL. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Thomas, Oliver. "Patriots reportedly deal corner Keion Crossen to Texans". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved 2019.



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