Chris Crocker (American football)

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Chris Crocker
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No. 25     Minnesota Vikings
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Chesapeake (VA) Deep Creek
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Debuted in 2003 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 554
Sacks 14.5
INTs 15
Stats at NFL.com

Christopher Alan Crocker (born March 9, 1980) is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall.

Crocker has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Crocker was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, in 2003 by the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 2003-2005. In three seasons with the Browns he made 172 tackles, three interceptions, and four sacks.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Before the 2006 season, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a fourth round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Falcons he totaled 105 tackles, four interceptions, and two sacks.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 29, 2008 the Miami Dolphins signed Crocker to a one-year $1.151 million contract[1] with $300,000 guaranteed. He spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season with the Dolphins, appearing in six games (two starts) and recording 10 tackles and a pass deflection. He was released on October 21 when the team re-signed safety Tyrone Culver.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Crocker signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on October 30, 2008, for the final half on the 2008 season. He signed a new four year contract with the Bengals worth $10 million on February 27, 2009.[2] He was released on April 6, 2012.[3] Crocker was resigned by the Bengals on September 27.[4]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

The Minnesota Vikings signed with Crocker on August 4th, 2014. Head Coach Mike Zimmer had worked with Crocker for 12 years in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

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External images
ESPN profile faceshot
Crocker (on left) at play with Dennis Northcutt