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The Last Step

Crowder's play in '06 has netted him 10.5 sacks

Defensive end Tim Crowder's production and performance took a leap this season, but the change was more psychological than physical. Crowder talked with Inside Texas about the mental block that slowed him down last season and what's given him that last step to the quarterback.

There were times during the 2005 season when Texas defensive end Tim Crowder suffered from inconsistent play, and he even acknowledged as much during August practice, but predicted a leap in his production because he finally got that "last step." Well, that last step to the quarterback definitely resulted in significantly stronger play than ever before from the senior DE. So, what does Crowder...

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