After leaving Nebraska as the Cornhuskers #4 All-Time Leading Rusher Roger Craig was the 49ers 2nd round pick of the 1983 draft. Started 13 games his rookie year while sharing time with Wendell Tyler and finished as San Francisco’s second-leading rusher for the year.  

 In 1984 had a huge big game in Super Bowl Super Bowl XIX scoring 3 touchdowns. In 1985 he would be the first NFL player to have 1000+ yards in both the rushing and receiving categories. His 92 catches were tops in the league as well. He repeated the feat again in 1988 when he led the league with 2096 All-purpose yards (1502 rushing & 534 receiving).

The NFL MVP Offensive Player in 1988, he made the All-Pro team. Would make 4 Pro Bowls before he left he left San Francisco in 1990 as the 49ers All-Time Receiving Leader as well and the 49ers #2 All Time Rushing Yardage and Rushing Touchdown leader. Played in 3 Super Bowl Championships. Selected to the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team.  Finished his 11-year career with 1 season with the Raiders and 2 with the Vikings.

San Francisco 49er running back Roger Craig
49er Running Back Roger Craig

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Roger Craig Career Stats

Regular Season Career Rushing & Receiving Statistics
 RushingReceivingTotals
YearAgeTeamGamesCarriesYardsY/ALongTDCatchesYardsY/RLongTDTouchesY/TchYScmTotal TD
198323SFO161767254.1718484278.92342245.1115212
198424SFO161556494.2287716759.56432265.9132410
1985*25SFO1621410504.962992101611.07363066.8206615
198626SFO162048304.1257816247.74802855.114547
1987*27SFO142158153.8253664927.53512814.713074
1988*+28SFO1631015024.8469765347.02213865.3203610
1989*29SFO1627110543.9276494739.74413204.815277
199030SFO111414393.1261252018.03101663.96401
199131RAI151625903.6151171368.02001794.17261
199232MIN151054164.0214221647.52201274.65804
199333MIN14381193.1111191698.9311575.12882
8 seasons 49ers121168670644.2715050844428.7731621945.21150666
2 seasons Vikings291435353.7215413338.13111844.78686
1 season Raiders151625903.6151171368.02001794.17261
11-Year NFL Career165199181894.1715656649118.7731725575.11310073

Post Season Career Rushing & Receiving Statistics
 RushingReceivingTotals
YearAgeTeamGamesCarriesYardsTDLongY/ACatchesYardsY/RLongTDTouchesY/TchYScmRRTD
198323SFO21016131.610767.6140204.6921
198424SFO3331361394.1111089.8202445.52443
1985*25SFO1923082.62189.0140113.7410
198626SFO1517053.44225.59094.3390
1987*27SFO1717062.49788.7310165.9950
1988*+28SFO3562742804.91316012.3400696.34342
1989*29SFO3622883294.68749.3160705.23623
199030SFO22046072.367011.7320264.51160
199232MIN15230204.6     54.6230
199333MIN111011.0     11.010
San Francisco162028177804.0636069.64022655.414239
Minnesota26240204.0     64.0240
Post Season Career182088417804.0636069.64022715.314479
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  • + – All-Pro Selection
  • * – Pro Bowl Selection
  • ♦ – Led the League
  • ♚ – NFL Champion
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