Monday, November 2, 2015

1975 Profile: Neal Craig

Strong Safety
No. 42
"Neal became a regular at strong safety after coming to the Bills in a trade in August of 1974. He intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown at Baltimore and recovered a fumble.
A three-year starter in the Cincinnati secondary, Neal was a seventh round selection of the Bengals in the 1971 college draft. He picked off five passes in his Bengal career and returned one for a touchdown in the AFC playoff game against Miami in 1973. His nickname is 'Kojack.'
Neal played for Cincinnati Taft High School and was a teammate of Robert James at Fisk University. His college major was sociology.
He worked during the off-season in the Department of Commerce's Business Management Fellowship Program. Neal is very active in civic affairs and was the Bengals' Man of the Year winner for his work with charitable organizations. He had a $1,000 college scholarship awarded in his name and has a playground in Cincinnati named after him."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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