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|Title||QB/Wide Receivers Coach|
April 19, 1974 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2003||Blount HS (Asst.)|
|2005||Miami Dolphins (ST)|
|2008-2009||South Alabama (WR)|
|2010-2012||Florida State (QB)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1998 Senior Bowl MVP|
Dameyune Vashon Craig (born April 19, 1974) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons for the Carolina Panthers. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the LSU Tigers.
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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, setting Auburn offensive team record of 588 total yards in a 62-0 victory over Fresno State. He also prevailed 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 Tennessee Volunteers, 30-29.
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.
Blount High School
Craig entered the coaching ranks with a season as an assistant at his alma mater Blount High School.
Craig then spent a season as a graduate assistant at LSU with his previous quarterbacks coach at Auburn, Jimbo Fisher, in 2004.
In 2006, Craig left to become the quarterbacks coach for the Division II Tuskegee University Golden Tigers. Tuskegee won two Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Craig's two seasons on staff. They also won the black college football national championship in 2007.
Craig became the quarterbacks coach at Florida State University in December 2009. Over his tenure at FSU, Craig became known as an ace recruiter, and was responsible for recruiting future Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston.
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.
In February 2016, Craig left Auburn to become the wide receiver's coach for LSU under Les Miles.
- "Craig on Pro-Football-Reference". rbref.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- "Craig on NFL.com". NFL. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- "2007 Tuskegee Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-09.