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Patrick Crayton biography

Date of birth : 1979-04-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : DeSoto, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Patrick Jamel Crayton (born April 7, 1979 in DeSoto, Texas) is an American football wide receiver in the National Football League currently with the San Diego Chargers. He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys.

Crayton attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he was a quarterback during his senior year and a wide receiver in his previous three seasons. A four-time all-conference selection, Crayton saw time as a punt returner, kickoff returner, quarterback and wide receiver at NWOSU. In 44 games during his Ranger career, Crayton averaged 19.0 yards-per-catch and scored 17 touchdowns at receiver, rushed for 17 touchdowns, returned 72 punts for a 20.8-yard average and ten touchdowns, returned two kickoffs for scores and passed for 21 touchdowns with eight interceptions. In four years, he amassed 5,688 all-purpose yards, including 3,718 yards in total offense and 46 touchdowns.

Crayton's Career


TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (216) by DAL, April 25, 2004...signed with Cowboys, July 27...waived Oct. 2...re-signed to PS Oct. 5...re-signed to active roster, Oct. 30...re-signed with DAL, March 8, 2006 and Dec. 28, 2007...traded to SD, Sept. 4, 2010.

2009: Season-high 135 yards, including 80-yard TD catch, Sept. 13 at TB...first-career PR TD (73 yards) Oct. 25 at ATL...career-long 82-yard PR TD following week, Nov. 1 vs. SEA...joined PHI’s DeSean Jackson as only NFLers with two PR TDs...became second Cowboy with PR TDs in consecutive games...GW TD catch (10 yards) for 7-6 win over WAS Nov. 22.

2008: Season-high seven catches and 87 yards vs. WAS Sept. 28...first
TD of season (15 yards) Oct. 5 vs. CIN...season-long 55-yard TD at ARI Oct. 12.

2007: Finished season with career-highs in catches (50), yards (697) and TDs (7)...career-day vs. STL Sept. 30 with 184 yards and two TDs on seven catches...career-best fifth TD catch of season Nov. 11 at NYG...INA vs. NYJ Nov. 22 (ankle)...career-topping sixth and seventh TD catches vs. GB Nov. 29.

2006: Season-long 53-yard TD catch Oct. 23 vs. NYG...first-career 100-yard game (104) and TD at ARI Nov. 12.

2005: Season-highs with six catches for 89 yards and TD in Sept. 11 season opener at SD...season-long 63-yard TD catch in 4Q at OAK Oct. 2...fractured ankle on first-down catch in OT vs. NYG Oct. 16 and INA next five games...returned to action Dec. 24 at NYG.

2004: INA Weeks 1-3...released Oct. 2 and spent three weeks on PS...returned to active roster Oct. 30...NFL debut Oct. 31 vs. DET and made first-career catch for 30 yards on 3rd-and-8...INA vs. NO Dec. 12 and at PHI Dec. 19...GW 39-yard TD catch vs. WAS Dec. 26 with 0:30 in 4Q was first-career TD and gave DAL 13-10 lead.

COLLEGE: Four-time All-Central States Conference...first player in NAIA history to score TD as passer, receiver, rusher, KOR and PR in season...responsible for 5,688 all-purpose yards, 3,718 yards of total offense and 46 TDs during career...80 catches and 17 TDs as receiver, 1,751 yards and 17 TDs as rusher, 20.8-yard average and 10 TDs as PR and 136-of-236 for 1,967 yards and 21 TDs as QB...Little All-America second-team and CSC Offensive POY in 2003...honorable mention All-America as soph and junior...played at Northwestern Oklahoma State from 2000-03...degree in health education.

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