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Name: Roger Craig  
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Date of Birth: 10th July 1960
Place of Birth: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Profession: Actor
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This article is about the football player. For the baseball pitcher, coach and manager, see: Roger Craig (baseball).

Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. He was the first running back to gain more than 1000 yards rushing and 1000 yards receiving in the same season (1985). Since then, only one other running back (Marshall Faulk) has achieved the same feat (1999). He also caught a then-record 92 passes in the 1985 campaign.

Drafted in the second round of the 1983 NFL draft from University of Nebraska, where he once held the record for longest run from scrimmage (94 yards, set during a 1981 game against Florida State), he was a four-time Pro Bowl attendee.

In 1988 Craig was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

After winning consecutive Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV, the San Francisco 49ers were 14-2 in the following regular season, on their quest to become the first team to win three consecutive Super Bowls. In the NFC Championship Game (his last as a 49er), Craig fumbled, and the Giants recovered and went on to win 15-13.

Craig would play one season with the Los Angeles Raiders, and two with the Minnesota Vikings, before he retired after the 1993 season.

As of February 2005, Roger Craig remains the only running back to lead the NFL in receptions.

Attended Davenport Central High School

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