Alge Crumpler attended New Hanover High School and was a letterman in football and track and field. In football he started as a tight end and as a linebacker. As a senior he was an All-Midwest 4-A Conference selection. In track and field he was a three-time State Champion in the discus and won a State Championship in the shot put in 1996. He graduated from high school in 1996.

After graduating from high school, Crumpler attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Communications. During his last three seasons with the Tar Heels, Crumpler was named to the All-ACC first team. As a sophomore, he caught 24 passes for a total of 278 years, with four of those catches being touchdowns. In his junior season, he had 20 catches for 191 yards. His senior year concluded with him amassing 23 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown. He finished second in All-American voting

Crumpler was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He made the first start of his NFL career against the Carolina Panthers on September 23, 2001. He finished his rookie season starting 12 of 16 games and totaling 25 receptions for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Crumpler earned his first Pro Bowl honor in 2003, starting all 16 games for the Falcons, catching 44 passes for 552 years, the most for a Falcons tight end since 1980. In 2004 and 2005 he was elected to the Pro Bowl. In 2006 he set a career high with eight touchdowns.

On March 2, 2008 Crumpler signed with the Tennessee Titans. During his stint with the Titans he was part of a blocking unit that aided Titans running back Chris Johnson in a 2,006 yard rushing season.

On March 24, 2010, He signed with the New England Patriots. In week six, the team name Crumpler an offensive captain. Crumpler finished the 2010 season with six receptions for 52 yards and 2 touchdowns. On July 29, 2011, the Patriots announced that Crumpler had been released.

He is married to wife Jenn and the have three daughters, Kendal, Ava and Campbell. He is the son of former East Carolina University player Carlester Crumpler and the younger brother of former Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings tight end Carlester Crumpler, Jr. Alge is named after his father’s favorite book, Flowers for Algernon.