Craig McEwen

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Craig McEwen
No. 26, 32, 31, 83
Date of birth (1965-12-16) December 16, 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Northport, New York
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College Utah
Career history
As player
1987–1988 Washington Redskins
1989–1991 San Diego Chargers
1995 Amsterdam Admirals - NFL Europe
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played 54
Games started 6
Recpetions 108
Receiving Yards 1,310
Receiving TDs 6

Craig Eugene McEwen (born December 16, 1965) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the San Diego Chargers. He played college football at the University of Utah.[1] He attended Northport High School, Long Island, NY.

College career[edit]

McEwen attended University of Utah and Santa Ana College. Offensive coordinator, Jack Reilly offered McEwen a full scholarship to Utah.[2] In June 2015, he was ranked one of the best Tight ends in the universities history with 64 catches for 721 yards and seven touchdowns.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

1987's NFL strike created some opportunities for McEwen, who was one of the replacement players who filled in for the regulars while regular NFL players were on strike. McEwen played under head coach Joe Gibbs. He was then hired as a regular player and earned a Super Bowl ring from the Redskins’ 42-10 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.[4]

McEwen earned in 1987 a signing bonus $3,500 and $40,000 minimum for a rookie.[5]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

After two years with the Redskins, McEwen then spent his last three seasons in San Diego.[6] Nov. 30, 1990 McEwen was placed on the injured reserve list with a thigh injury.[7]

Amsterdam Admirals World League[edit]

McEwen was drafted #41 in the inaugural season of the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF) as Tight End. Jamie Martin was the quarterback who threw McEwen a 22-yard pass for a touchdown[8]

After football[edit]

Chris Washington and McEwen head up the San Diego Chapter of NFL Alumni.[9][10]

McEwen was named Northport's High School Athletic Hall of Fame to its inaugural class on September 20, 2014.[11][12][13]