Larry Craig
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Craig on a 1950 Bowman football card
Personal information
Born:(1916-06-27)June 27, 1916
Six Mile, South Carolina, U.S.
Died:May 30, 1992(1992-05-30) (aged 75)
Ninety Six, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College:South Carolina
Position:Running back / End
NFL draft:1939 / Round: 6 / Pick: 49
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Larry Gantt Craig (June 27, 1916 – May 30, 1992) was an American football player who played running back and defensive back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1949. He was selected in the sixth round of the 1939 NFL draft.[1]

In 1941, Craig made a bit of history as one of the first two players ever to be fined by the NFL's league office when commissioner Elmer Layden in August assessed $25 fines on Craig and New York Giants halfback Hank Soar for fighting.[2] In 1973, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ "1939 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  2. ^ "Layden Fines Two Pros for Fighting". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. August 26, 1941. p. 18. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Christl, Cliff. "Larry Craig". Archived from the original on October 3, 2023. Retrieved September 20, 2023.