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San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Michael Crabtree catches six passes for 60 yards in the 49ers loss.
San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Michael Crabtree (L) gets hit by Seattle Seahawks' free safety Jordan Babineaux after catching a Alex Smith pass in the third quarter at Qwest Field in Seattle on December 6, 2009. The Seahawks beat the 49'er 20-17. Crabtree caught six passes for 60 yards in the 49ers loss. (UPI /Jim Bryant)
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Michael Anthony Crabtree (born September 14, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the 49ers with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Texas Tech, where he received recognition as one of the nation's most prolific wide receivers. He was a 2007 unanimous first-team All-American and the winner of the 2007 and 2008 Paul Warfield and Biletnikoff Awards, which are given to the nation's top college receiver. He is also featured on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for Xbox 360.

Crabtree attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas and played quarterback for the football team. As a senior, he passed for 870 yards and eleven touchdowns on 45 completions out of 100 attempts. He also ran for 646 yards and nine touchdowns on 100 carries. He was a four-star football recruit as an athlete.

In addition to playing football in high school, Michael Crabtree was also on the basketball team and ranked among the top 50 recruits in the state of Texas going into college. During a visit in 2004, Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight asked Crabtree which sport he was going to choose. Though the decision was not an easy one, he opted to play college football exclusively.

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