Chris Crocker
St. Louis BattleHawks
Position:Defensive assistant
Personal information
Born: (1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 41)
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 a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:554
Sacks:14.5
INTs:15
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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.

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.

College career

Crocker played college football for Marshall. While there he was All-Mid-American Conference first team in 2001 and second team in 2002. He was second on the team in tackles as a senior with 126 stops and broke up ten passes. He was third on the Herd with 88 tackles in 2001 and led the team with 10 passes broken up.

He helped Marshall win MAC titles in 1999, 2000 and 2002. He also helped lead Marshall to bowl victories in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

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 Falcons

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 Dolphins

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 Bengals

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 Vikings

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 career

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]

References

  1. ^ Dolphins add safety Chris Crocker, 2 draft choices
  2. ^ Bengals placed Dexter Jackson on IR, sign Chris Crocker
  3. ^ "Bengals release Crocker". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  4. ^ Hobson, Jeff. "Crocker returns, looks to atone". bengals.com. Retrieved 27 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "XFL Coaching And Staff Hires, Includes Coach Moss's Daughter". XFL Newshub. July 25, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
External images
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image icon Crocker (on left) at play with Dennis Northcutt