Tyson Craiggs

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Tyson Craiggs
No. 51
Date of birth (1981-08-08) August 8, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Kamloops, British Columbia
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College Saskatchewan
Career history
As player
20052006 BC Lions
Career stats

Tyson Craiggs (born August 8, 1981) is a former Canadian football linebacker who played for the BC Lions, Montreal Allouettes and Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Craiggs father, Ted Craiggs, played for the BC Lions in 1976 and is a former special teams coach for the Lions and Football BC president. Tyson was born in Kamloops, British Columbia and played junior football for the Tri-City Bulldogs in 2001 as well as for St. Thomas More Collegiate.

He went to the University of Saskatchewan and played for the Saskatchewan Huskies football team. In 2002, he was third in the country in solo tackles (59) and played on the CIS Mitchell Bowl Championship Team, the Huskies went on to lose the Vanier Cup 33-22. In 2004, Craiggs had 38 kickoffs for 1909 yards and led the Huskies in Tackles they went on to lose the lowest scoring Vanier Cup of all time 7-1 to the Laval Rouge et Or. After being undrafted in 2004. He signed with the BC Lions in 2005 as a Free Agent.

Professional career[edit]

In 2005, the Lions signed Craiggs as a free agent. He made the team out of training camp as a long snapper and was 6th on the team with 9 special teams tackles. In 2006, Craiggs had a career-high 18 total tackles in his 2nd year in the CFL.