Dameyune Craig

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Dameyune Craig
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Team Auburn
Biographical details
Born (1974-04-19) April 19, 1974 (age 40)
Mobile, Alabama
Playing career
1994-1997
1998-2001
2002
2002*
2002*
Auburn
Carolina Panthers
Indiana Firebirds
Washington Redskins
Ottawa Renegades
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003
2004
2005
2006-2007
2008-2009
2010-2012
2013-present
Blount HS (Asst.)
LSU (GA)
Miami Dolphins (ST)
Tuskegee (QB)
South Alabama (WR)
Florida State (QB)
Auburn (Co-OC/WR)

Dameyune Vashon Craig[1] (born April 19, 1974) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons for the Carolina Panthers.[2] He is currently the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for Auburn University.

Early years[edit]

Craig played high school football for Mattie T. Blount High School for legendary coach Ben Harris. He helped lead his team to two state championships in 1990 and 1992.

College career[edit]

Craig played college football at Auburn University from 1993–1997, where he wore jersey number 16. He was redshirted for the undefeated 1993 season, during Coach Terry Bowden's first year, then served as the backup quarterback to starter Patrick Nix during 1994 and 1995 (and was MVP of the spring game). Occasionally during those two seasons he would enter the game at quarterback in place of Nix in goalline situations, where his running ability could be put to good use.

He was named Auburn's starting quarterback for the 1996 and 1997 seasons. He led Auburn to victory over Army in the Independence Bowl in 1996; including setting Auburn offensive team record of 588 total yards in a 62-0 victory over Fresno State. He also prevailed in bowl victory over Clemson University in the Peach Bowl in 1997. In that ten-win senior season, he also led the Tigers to the SEC Western Division title and a berth in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Despite a strong performance by Craig, Auburn lost the game to Peyton Manning's highly favored Tennessee Volunteers, 30-29.

Professional career[edit]

Dameyune Craig's jersey from his NFL Europa stint with the Scottish Claymores hangs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A placard to explain his jersey's presence reads: his professional American football-record 611 yards passing in a game between the Claymores and the Frankfurt Galaxy on May 22, 1999.

Coaching career[edit]

Blount High School[edit]

Craig entered the coaching ranks with a season as an assistant at his alma mater Blount High School.

LSU[edit]

Craig then spent a season as a graduate assistant at LSU with his previous quarterbacks coach at Auburn, Jimbo Fisher, in 2004.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In 2005, he followed LSU head coach Nick Saban to the Miami Dolphins as a special teams assistant coach.

Tuskegee[edit]

In 2006, Craig left to become the quarterbacks coach for the Division II Tuskegee University Golden Tigers.[3] Tuskegee has won two Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Craig's two seasons on staff. They also won the black college football national championship in 2007.[4]

South Alabama[edit]

Craig became the wide receivers coach at the University of South Alabama in 2008.

Florida State[edit]

Craig became the quarterbacks coach at Florida State University in December 2009.

Auburn[edit]

Craig became the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at his alma mater after being hired by Auburn University head coach Gus Malzahn in January 2013.

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