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Chris Crocker (American football)

Christopher Alan Crocker (born March 9, 1980) is an American football coach and former safety. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall.

Chris Crocker
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St. Louis BattleHawks
Position:Defensive assistant
Personal information
Born: (1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 39)
Norfolk, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Chesapeake (VA) Deep Creek
College:Marshall
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:554
Sacks:14.5
INTs:15
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Crocker also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, and Minnesota Vikings.

Crocker worked with the Atlanta Legends of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. In June 2019, he was hired as a member of the St. Louis BattleHawks coaching staff in the upcoming XFL.

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Crocker was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, in 2003 by the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 2003-2005. In three seasons with the Browns he made 172 tackles, three interceptions, and four sacks.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Before the 2006 season, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a fourth round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Falcons he totaled 105 tackles, four interceptions, and two sacks.

Miami DolphinsEdit

On March 29, 2008 the Miami Dolphins signed Crocker to a one-year $1.151 million contract[1] with $300,000 guaranteed. He spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season with the Dolphins, appearing in six games (two starts) and recording 10 tackles and a pass deflection. He was released on October 21 when the team re-signed safety Tyrone Culver.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Crocker signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on October 30, 2008, for the final half on the 2008 season. He signed a new four-year contract with the Bengals worth $10 million on February 27, 2009.[2] He was released on April 6, 2012.[3] Crocker was re-signed by the Bengals on September 27.[4]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

The Minnesota Vikings signed with Crocker on August 4, 2014. Head Coach Mike Zimmer had worked with Crocker for 7 years in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2019, Crocker worked with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. In June 2019, he was hired as a member of the St. Louis BattleHawks coaching staff in the upcoming XFL as a defensive assistant.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dolphins add safety Chris Crocker, 2 draft choices
  2. ^ Bengals placed Dexter Jackson on IR, sign Chris Crocker
  3. ^ Bengals release Crocker
  4. ^ Hobson, Jeff. "Crocker returns, looks to atone". bengals.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  5. ^ "XFL Coaching And Staff Hires, Includes Coach Moss's Daughter". XFL Newshub. July 25, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.

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