Roger Craig is a legendary San Fransisco 49er running back who has benefitted from chiropractic for many years. He is speaking at California Jam 2018, thanks to our friends at VoxxLife.
In his rookie year in 1983, he scored a combined 12 touchdowns rushing and receiving, as the 49ers reached the NFC Championship game. Craig became well known in his rookie year for his distinctive high-knee running technique. In Super Bowl XIX in January 1985, Craig rushed for 58 yards, caught seven passes for 77 yards, and became the first player ever to score three touchdowns in a Super Bowl during the 49ers’ 38–16 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
In 1988, Craig was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. He ran for a career high 1,502 yards and caught an additional 76 passes for 534 yards. A memorable game occurred in week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams. He scored three rushing touchdowns and ran a career high 191 yards. He went on to assist the 49ers to Super Bowl XXIII by amassing 262 combined rushing and receiving yards and two touchdowns in their two playoff games. In the 49ers’ 20-16 win over Cincinnati in that Super Bowl, he rushed for 71 yards and caught eight passes for 101 yards.
He was the first running back to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season (1987). Since then, only one other running back has achieved the same feat (Marshall Faulk in 1999). Craig also caught a then-record 92 passes in the 1985 campaign. In 1988, Craig set a then-franchise record 1,502 yards rushing. The 1988 season was the second time Craig broke the 2,000 combined yardage mark in his career.
Craig is married to Vernessia (high school sweetheart) and has five children Damesha, Rometra, Rogdrick, Alexander and Nia- Jai. Roger currently works in marketing at Tibco Software in Palo Alto, California. Craig is an avid runner and has participated in numerous marathons. He was the Grand Marshal for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.