Chris Crocker (American football)
No. 25 Minnesota Vikings
|Date of birth:March 9, 1980|
|Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia|
|High school: Chesapeake (VA) Deep Creek|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
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 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.
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.
On March 29, 2008 the Miami Dolphins signed Crocker to a one-year $1.151 million contract 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.
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. He was released on April 6, 2012. Crocker was resigned by the Bengals on September 27.
- Dolphins add safety Chris Crocker, 2 draft choices
- Bengals placed Dexter Jackson on IR, sign Chris Crocker
- Bengals release Crocker
- Hobson, Jeff. "Crocker returns, looks to atone". bengals.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
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|Crocker (on left) at play with Dennis Northcutt|