Craig Erickson

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Craig Erickson
No. 7
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 47)
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
Player stats at NFL.com

Craig Neil Erickson (born May 17, 1969) is a former professional quarterback who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft and also by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth 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[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.

Statistics[edit]

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 National Football League season seasons, from 1992 to 1997 and in 1999. His best year as a pro came during the 1993 season for the Tampa Bay 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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