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Jamison Crowder Snags First NFL Touchdown


In the first quarter of the Redskins' 47-14 victory over the Saints, rookie wide receiver caught his first career touchdown. It continues a very strong start to his time in the NFL.

It was a moment he had been dreamt about since the NFL was simply something he could only imagine about.

On Sunday afternoon, Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder caught the very first touchdown reception of his nascent NFL career in a 47-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints at FedExField.

"It was a play where I had like a slant and I knew I had to patient on it, and as soon as I was patient and off the line, as soon as I came out of my cut, the ball was right there," Crowder told "Great throw by Kirk [Cousins] and I was able to hold on to the ball. Obviously took a hit, but I was just glad I held on to the ball because then we scored."

After Cousins faked a handoff to Alfred Morris, he looked to his left where he had both Crowder and DeSean Jackson.

Crowder was one-on-one with cornerback Kyle Wilson.

After breaking out of his route, Crowder, a fourth-round pick out of Duke, got a step on Wilson before catching the ball.

While he would take a pretty good hit from safety Jairus Byrd, Crowder held on strong for the score.

Whether its moments like that where he's taking on a specific defender in man coverage or it's a zone, Crowder has the mindset from the get-go that he's the better player in any matchup.

"I'm always going to have confidence in my ability, so I just want to make sure that I'm on my details and I'm doing what I got to do," he said. "You know, correct timing so I don't mess up the play or mess up anything as far as the quarterback. But I'm always going to have confidence when I step up at that line."

His celebration was simple, high-fives with his teammates, but Crowder joked that he had something a little more special in mind.

Check out these photos of Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder, the Redskins' 105th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

"I had planned on doing something for first touchdown, but when I scored, I didn't know what to do," Crowder said with a smile. "I pretty much just held on to the football and gave it to one of the equipment guys, so they'll probably give it to me sometime this week. I wish I would've did something, but I was just happy to get in the box."

Crowder has been a pleasant addition to the Redskins' passing attack this season in the slot.

Through nine games, the 22-year old is second on the team in both receptions (42) and receiving yards (402).

"He's just a very talented player and he's got the right mindset and I'm excited for him and he's only halfway through his first year," quarterback Kirk Cousins said after the game. "It's exciting to think about if we could all be back what would happen down the road working together and growing because he's really talented and he's a great teammate and a great worker. It's fun to have weapons like that to throw to. It makes a difference and he was outstanding today."




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