Dequartavous “Tae” Crowder was born on March 12, 1997, he is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia. He was drafted by the Giants with the final pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, making him that draft’s Mr. Irrelevant.
Crowder was selected by the New York Giants as the 255th and final pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, thus becoming Mr. Irrelevant of the 2020 season. He was reunited with his former inside linebackers coach at Georgia Kevin Sherrer when he was drafted by the Giants.
Crowder was placed on the active/non-football injury list by the Giants at the start of training camp on July 28, 2020. He was activated on August 9. Crowder was inactive for week 1 due to a hamstring injury. In Week 6 against the Washington Football Team, Crowder recovered a fumble forced by teammate Kyler Fackrell on Kyle Allen and returned it for a 43-yard touchdown during the 20–19 win.
Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on October 20, 2020. He was activated on November 28, 2020. In Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, Crowder recorded his first career sack on Russell Wilson during the 17–12 win.
In Week 12, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Crowder recorded his first interception on Jalen Hurts during the 13–7 victory. Crowder ended the season with a career-high 130 tackles and lead the team in tackles; he also recorded 2 interceptions and 1 forced fumble.
After the release of Blake Martinez one week before the season started; Crowder was left as the best option at LB in the depth chart. In the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, Crowder recorded 7 tackles one of them being a big hit on running back Derrick Henry.
Tae Crowder has never divulged any information about his siblings, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.