|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|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
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 ( 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.
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.
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.
Erickson has two daughters, born in 1999 and 2000.