Ex-UGA player led NFL running backs in yards after contact in 2016

Isaiah Crowell played one season at Georgia before being dismissed from the team. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com
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Isaiah Crowell played one season at Georgia before being dismissed from the team. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com

Former University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell led NFL running backs in yards gained after contact in 2016.

Crowell averaged 3.2 yards after contact last season with the Cleveland Browns, according to Pro Football Focus. Behind Crowell were San Francisco’s Carlos Hyde who averaged 3.1 yards after contact and Baltimore’s Terrance West averaging 2.6 yards after contact.

Crowell ended last season, his third with the Browns, with 952 rushing yards, seven touchdowns and 319 receiving yards.

In his only season at Georgia in 2011, Crowell rushed for 850 yards and five touchdowns. Crowell also recorded 59 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

Crowell, from Columbus, Ga., was dismissed from Georgia's football team in 2012 after being arrested and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor in Clarke County, according to ESPN. Crowell transferred to Alabama State for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.