Craig Neil Erickson (born May 17, 1969) is a former professional quarterback who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft and also by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He is one of the few NFL players to be drafted twice, another famous example being Bo Jackson. Coincidentally, each was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Born:||May 17, 1969|
Boynton Beach, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Cardinal Newman|
(West Palm Beach, Florida)
|NFL Draft:||1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 131|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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A 6'2", 200 lb (91 kg). quarterback from the University of Miami who was the starting quarterback on Miami's 1989 National Championship squad, he ranked third on the Hurricanes all-time career passing-yardage list with 6,056 yards. He has two daughters, one born in the year 2000, and the other one born in the year 1999.
Erickson played in seven National Football League season seasons, from 1992 to 1998. His best year as a pro came during the 1993 season for the Tampa Bay 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.