Craig Erickson

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Craig Erickson
No. 7
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth: Boynton Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: West Palm Beach (FL) Newman
College: Miami (FL)
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 86
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only*
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 41–38
Yards: 7,625
QB Rating: 74.3
Stats at

Craig Neil Erickson (born May 17, 1969 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a former professional quarterback who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 1991 NFL Draft and also by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 4th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He is one of the few NFL players to be drafted twice, another famous example being Bo Jackson. Coincidentally, each was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College career and personal information[edit]

A 6'2", 200 lb (91 kg). quarterback from the University of Miami who was the starting QB on Miami's 1989 National Championship squad, he ranked third on the Hurricanes all-time career passing-yardage list with 6,056 yards. He has two daughters, one born in the year 2000, and the other one born in the year 1999.

Erickson played in 34 games over a four-year career, taking over starting role as a junior. He won the Johnny Unitas Award in 1990. He went to Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach.


Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT
1987 22 37 59.5 307 2 0
1988 26 49 53.1 379 6 1
1989 147 273 53.8 2,007 16 13
1990 225 393 57.3 3,363 42 7

Professional career[edit]

Erickson played in seven NFL seasons from 1992–1997 and 1999. His best year as a pro came during the 1993 season for the Buccaneers when he threw for over 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Erickson is known as one of the few professional athletes outside of baseball who came back from Tommy John surgery.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steve Walsh
Miami Hurricanes starting quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Gino Torretta