Larry Craig (American football)

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Larry Craig
Larry Craig - 1950 Bowman.jpg
Craig on a 1950 Bowman football card
Date of birth June 27, 1916
Place of birth Six Mile, South Carolina
Date of death May 30, 1992(1992-05-30) (aged 75)
Place of death Ninety Six, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Running back, End
College South Carolina
NFL draft 1939 / Round: 6 / Pick 49
Career history
As player
1939–1949 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Honors Packers Hall of Fame
Career stats

Larry Gantt Craig (June 27, 1916 - May 30, 1992) was an American football player who played running back and defensive back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1949.

In 1941, Craig made a bit of history as one of the first two players ever to be fined by the NFL's league office when commissioner Elmer Layden in August assessed $25 fines on Craig and New York Giants halfback Hank Soar for fighting.[1]


  1. ^ "Layden Fines Two Pros for Fighting". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. August 26, 1941. p. 18. Retrieved May 20, 2011.