Craig Erickson


Craig Erickson
Craig Erickson
Position(s)
Quarterback
Jersey #(s)
7
Born May 17, 1969 (1969-05-17) (age 42)
Boynton Beach, Florida
Career information
Year(s) 19921999
NFL Draft 1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 86
College University of Miami
Professional teams
Career stats
TD-INT 41-38
Yards 7,625
QB Rating 74.3
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • 1990 Johnny Unitas Award

Craig Neil Erickson (born May 17, 1969 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a former professional quarterback who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 1991 NFL Draft and also by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 4th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He is one of the few NFL players to be drafted twice, most famously Bo Jackson.

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College career

A 6'2", 200 lb (91 kg). quarterback from the University of Miami who was the starting QB on Miami's 1989 National Championship squad, he ranked third on the Hurricanes all-time career passing-yardage list with 6,056 yards. Erickson played in 34 games over four-year career, taking over starting role as a junior. He won the Johnny Unitas Award in 1990. Went to Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach.

Statistics

Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT
1987 22 37 59.5 307 2 0
1988 26 49 53.1 379 6 1
1989 147 273 53.8 2,007 16 13
1990 225 393 57.3 3,363 22 7

Professional career

Erickson played in seven NFL seasons from 1992–1997 and 1999. His best year as a pro came during the 1993 season for the Buccaneers when he threw for over 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Erickson is known as one of the few professional athletes outside of baseball who came back from Tommy John surgery.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vinny Testaverde
Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterbacks
1993-1994
Succeeded by
Trent Dilfer
Preceded by
Steve Walsh
Miami Hurricanes starting quarterbacks
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Gino Torretta