|Date of birth||August 8, 1981|
|Place of birth||Kamloops, British Columbia|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
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.
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.
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