|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1884|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1949|
Professional Football Player. A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Craig was a star football player in the early part of the 1900s. Playing the position of a lineman he was considered a hulky and hard hitting individual. He was also known for his carrying of the ball, his superb running, and for being able to score constantly. He began playing football as a youngster in his hometown, before going onto play for the Dundas Intermediates (1906 to 1909), Hamilton Rowing Club (1909 to 1910), Hamilton Alerts (1911 to 1912), and the Hamilton Tigers (1913 to 1920). As a member of the Alerts they were named the Grey Cup champions in 1912, and in 1913 during the Grey Cup game Craig scored a record three touchdowns while playing with the Hamilton Tigers. This type of record would only be matched once by Lionel Conacher, some 40 years later. Craig retired from football in the 1920s and lived out his last days in Dundas, Ontario, dying in 1949, four days shy of his 65th birthday. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as an honored member in 1964, and into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame as an Athlete in 1975.
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