Renowned for his high-knee-action running style, Roger Craig became the first player ever to score three touchdowns in the Super Bowl during the 49ers’ 38-16 win over the Miami Dolphins in XIX. The next season (1985), he became the first player in NFL history to both run and receive passes for 1000 yards or more—1050 yards rushing on 214 carries and 1016 yards receiving on a league-leading 92 receptions. In 1988, he was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press , ran for a career-high 1,502 yards, and caught an additional 76 passes for 534 yards. In the 49ers’ 20-16 win over Cincinnati in the Super Bowl, he rushed for 71 yards and caught eight passes for 101 yards. He played one season with the Los Angeles Raiders and two with the Minnesota Vikings before retiring in 1993. He appeared in the NFL Playoffs all 11 years of his career, played in three winning Super Bowls, and made the Pro Bowl four times (1985, 1987, 1988, 1989).
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park