Craig McEwen
No. 26, 32, 31, 83
Born: (1965-12-16) December 16, 1965 (age 55)
Northport, New York
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
As player
1987–1988Washington Redskins
1989–1991San Diego Chargers
1995Amsterdam Admirals - NFL Europe
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played54
Games started6
Receiving Yards1,310
Receiving TDs6

Craig Eugene McEwen (born December 16, 1965) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the San Diego Chargers. He played college football at the University of Utah.[1] He attended Northport High School, Long Island, NY.

College career

McEwen attended University of Utah and Santa Ana College. Offensive coordinator, Jack Reilly offered McEwen a full scholarship to Utah.[2] In June 2015, he was ranked one of the best Tight ends in the university's history with 64 catches for 721 yards and seven touchdowns.[3]

Professional career

Washington Redskins

1987's NFL strike created some opportunities for McEwen, who was one of the replacement players who filled in for the regulars while regular NFL players were on strike. McEwen played under head coach Joe Gibbs. He was then hired as a regular player and earned a Super Bowl ring from the Redskins’ 42-10 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.[4]

McEwen earned in 1987 a signing bonus $3,500 and $40,000 minimum for a rookie.[5]

San Diego Chargers

After two years with the Redskins, McEwen then spent his last three seasons in San Diego.[6] November 30, 1990 McEwen was placed on the injured reserve list with a thigh injury.[7]

Amsterdam Admirals World League

McEwen was drafted #41 in the inaugural season of the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF) as Tight End. Jamie Martin was the quarterback who threw McEwen a 22-yard pass for a touchdown[8]

After football

Chris Washington and McEwen head up the San Diego Chapter of NFL Alumni.[9][10]

McEwen was named Northport's High School Athletic Hall of Fame to its inaugural class on September 20, 2014.[11][12][13]


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  3. ^ Yeomans, Jay. "Ranking the best tight ends in University of Utah history - Deseret News".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 29, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Roopstigo (June 14, 2014). "Concussed: An NFL Life" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Craig McEwen".
  7. ^ "Updated NFL Injury Report".
  8. ^ "SPARSE DUTCH CROWD GREETS WLAF". Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Northport Athletic Hall Of Fame: Craig McEwen". November 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "nenahof". nenahof.
  13. ^ "1995 Amsterdam Admirals Stats - The Football Database".