Miles Craigwell

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Miles Craigwell
Miles Craigwell2.jpg
Craigwell in 2011
Date of birth (1986-03-24) March 24, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2012-
New York
Seattle
()
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2010-
2015
United States

Miles Craigwell (born March 24, 1986) is an American National Rugby Team Member. He plays for the USA Rugby team, and has played club rugby with the New York Athletic Club RFC and with the Seattle Saracens. His discipline is in both Rugby sevens and Rugby union.

American Football[edit]

In college, Craigwell played safety (and some wide receiver) with the Brown University football team.[1] He received All-Ivy League Football Honorable Mention for the 2008 season.[2] Craigwell graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a B.A. in Business Economics.[3]

After college, Craigwell went on to the NFL, where he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins as a safety.[4] However, he was relegated to the practice squad by the Miami Dolphins in May 2010, and was left to contemplate his future.[5]

Rugby Union[edit]

Craigwell's journey to rugby began in June 2010. He was eating in a diner, and saw the Collegiate Rugby Championship on NBC. Craigwell admired the pace of the game and the athleticism of the players, and decided he wanted to play rugby.[6] Craigwell began playing rugby in July 2010, having never played rugby a day in his life.[7] Craigwell was a fast learner, and by August 2010 Craigwell was playing in the USA Rugby Men's 7s All-Star Championships.[8] By the end of 2010, Craigwell was playing for the national team in the IRB Sevens World Series.

Former U.S. head coach Al Caravelli has remarked on Craigwell's abilities: "He is very powerful and his defensive ability is scary. He hits so hard, he is very explosive."[9]

Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
4.46 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown Bears, http://brownbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/craigwell_miles00.html
  2. ^ The Sports Xchange, http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=89361&draftyear=2009&genpos=SS
  3. ^ Ivy Rugby Conference, Brown's Miles Craigwell will play for the USA in Vegas this weekend, February 10, 2011, http://www.ivyrugby.com/news/browns-miles-craigwell-will-play-usa-vegas-weekend
  4. ^ The National, Miles Craigwell: I get my glory in hitting, December 2, 2010, http://www.thenational.ae/sport/uae-sport/miles-craigwell-i-get-my-glory-in-hitting
  5. ^ Sports Diplomacy, From NFL Gridiron to U.S.A. Rugby Sevens, Feb., 2, 2011, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sports Diplomacy, From NFL Gridiron to U.S.A. Rugby Sevens, Feb., 2, 2011, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Sports Diplomacy, From NFL Gridiron to U.S.A. Rugby Sevens, Feb., 2, 2011, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Miles Craigwell, Follow my journey to the N.F.L., http://milescraigwell.wordpress.com/
  9. ^ The National, Miles Craigwell: I get my glory in hitting, December 2, 2010, http://www.thenational.ae/sport/uae-sport/miles-craigwell-i-get-my-glory-in-hitting

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