Craig Erickson
No. 7
Personal information
Born: (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 54)
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Cardinal Newman
(West Palm Beach, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 131
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:7,625
Passer rating:74.3
Player stats at · PFR

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.[1][2] He is one of the few NFL players to be drafted twice (Bo Jackson is another example). Coincidentally, each was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to entering the NFL, Erickson played college football for the University of Miami.

College career

Erickson attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach and then the University of Miami. 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.

Erickson played in 34 games over a four-year career, taking over starting role as a junior. He won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1990.


Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT Rtg
1987 22 37 59.5 307 2 0 147.0
1988 26 49 53.1 379 6 1 154.4
1989 147 273 53.8 2,007 16 13 125.4
1990 225 393 57.3 3,363 22 7 144.0

Professional career

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.


  1. ^ "1991 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  2. ^ "1992 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-05-07.