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Russ Craft
Birth: Oct. 15, 1919
McEwen
Humphreys County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2009
Wellsburg
Brooke County
West Virginia, USA

Professional Football Player. Born William Russell Craft, he played at the defensive back and half back positions for nine seasons (1946 to 1954) in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member and key player on two NFL championship teams (1948 and 1949 Eagles). He achieved Pro Bowl status two-times (1951 and 1952). On September 24, 1950, Craft while with the Eagles tied an NFL record when he intercepted four passes in a game against the Chicago Cardinals. He currently holds the Eagles' team record of four interceptions in one game. During his collegiate years at the University of Alabama, he was a standout player gifted with great speed. He was chosen by the Eagles in the 15th round of the 1943 NFL Draft. He appeared in 100 career regular season games and recorded 22 interceptions for 451 yards with 2 touchdowns. After retiring from football, Craft served as a sheriff in West Virginia. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Francis Combs Craft (1922 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Franklin Cemetery
Franklin (Brooke County)
Brooke County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32915076
Russ Craft
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Russ Craft
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Russ Craft
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- John
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014
Happy birthday Russ. Disastarous Thanksgiving weekend however. May the heartache leave soon.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Oct. 15, 2013
Happy Birthday!
- Jackie Howard
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012
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