Crews played six years in the NFL with stints at the L.A. Rams, San Diego Chargers , Rhein Fire (NFL Europe-Germany), Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. While in the NFL, used his art talent by painting a line of NFL licensed lithographs for Sierra Sun Editions.
In 1996, Crews co-wrote and co-produced the independent feature film Young Boys Incorporated.
Crews retired from the NFL in 1997 and moved to Los Angeles in to pursue an acting career. Crews' first break came in 1999 when he auditioned for the extreme sports show called "Battle Dome" with other actor-athletes from around the country. Crews was chosen to be a series regular known as the urban warrior, T-Money.
In 2000, Crews made his big screen debut in "The 6th Day". Since then he has landed roles in "Serving Sara" (2002), "Friday After Next" (2002), "Deliver Us from Eva" (2003), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "Starsky & Hutch" (2004), "Soul Plane" (2004), "White Chicks" (2004), and the Mike Judge film, "Idiocracy" (2006).