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Craig Heyward

Craig William Heyward (Iron Head)

Position: RB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 260 lbs.

Born: September 26, 1966 in Passaic, NJ
Died: May 27, 2006 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Passaic
College: Pittsburgh   (school history)    (Heyward college stats)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 38 (2410th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Cameron Heyward
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1988 22 NOR fb 34 11 8 74 355 1 73 4.8 32.3 6.7 13 105 8.1 0 18 1.2 9.5 460 1 0 3
1989 23 NOR fb 34 16 6 49 183 1 15 3.7 11.4 3.1 13 69 5.3 0 12 0.8 4.3 252 1 2 2
1990 24 NOR FB 34 16 15 129 599 4 47 4.6 37.4 8.1 18 121 6.7 0 12 1.1 7.6 720 4 3 5
1991 25 NOR rb 34 7 4 76 260 4 15 3.4 37.1 10.9 4 34 8.5 1 22 0.6 4.9 294 5 0 2
1992 26 NOR FB 34 16 13 104 416 3 23 4.0 26.0 6.5 19 159 8.4 0 21 1.2 9.9 575 3 1 5
1993 27 CHI FB 45 16 14 68 206 0 11 3.0 12.9 4.3 16 132 8.3 0 20 1.0 8.3 338 0 1 3
1994 28 ATL RB 34 16 11 183 779 7 17 4.3 48.7 11.4 32 335 10.5 1 34 2.0 20.9 1114 8 5 8
1995* 29 ATL RB 34 16 16 236 1083 6 31 4.6 67.7 14.8 37 350 9.5 2 25 2.3 21.9 1433 8 3 11
1996 30 ATL rb 34 15 5 72 321 3 34 4.5 21.4 4.8 16 168 10.5 0 25 1.1 11.2 489 3 0 4
1997 31 STL FB 34 16 12 34 84 1 8 2.5 5.3 2.1 8 77 9.6 0 25 0.5 4.8 161 1 1 1
1998 32 IND rb 33 4 3 6 15 0 8 2.5 3.8 1.5 1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 24 0 0 0
Career 149 107 1031 4301 30 73 4.2 28.9 6.9 1 177 1559 8.8 4 34 1.2 10.5 5860 34 16 44
5 yrs NOR 66 46 432 1813 13 73 4.2 27.5 6.5 67 488 7.3 1 22 1.0 7.4 2301 14 6 17
3 yrs ATL 47 32 491 2183 16 34 4.4 46.4 10.4 85 853 10.0 3 34 1.8 18.1 3036 19 8 23
1 yr CHI 16 14 68 206 0 11 3.0 12.9 4.3 16 132 8.3 0 20 1.0 8.3 338 0 1 3
1 yr IND 4 3 6 15 0 8 2.5 3.8 1.5 1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 24 0 0 0
1 yr STL 16 12 34 84 1 8 2.5 5.3 2.1 8 77 9.6 0 25 0.5 4.8 161 1 1 1

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1990 24 NOR FB 1 1 4 10 0 6 2.5 10.0 4.0 10 0 0
1992 26 NOR 1 0 10 23 1 4 2.3 23.0 10.0 3 45 15.0 0 25 3.0 45.0 68 1 0
1995* 29 ATL RB 1 1 9 21 0 10 2.3 21.0 9.0 3 20 6.7 0 15 3.0 20.0 41 0 0
Career 3 2 23 54 1 10 2.3 18.0 7.7 6 65 10.8 0 25 2.0 21.7 119 1 0
2 yrs NOR 2 1 14 33 1 6 2.4 16.5 7.0 3 45 15.0 0 25 1.5 22.5 78 1 0
1 yr ATL 1 1 9 21 0 10 2.3 21.0 9.0 3 20 6.7 0 15 3.0 20.0 41 0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1988 22 NOR fb 34 11 8 0 0 1 0 0
1989 23 NOR fb 34 16 6 0 2 1 0 0
1990 24 NOR FB 34 16 15 0 3 0 0 0
1992 26 NOR FB 34 16 13 0 1 1 0 0
1993 27 CHI FB 45 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
1994 28 ATL RB 34 16 11 0 5 2 0 0
1995* 29 ATL RB 34 16 16 0 3 3 0 0
1997 31 STL FB 34 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
Career 149 107 0 16 8 0 0
5 yrs NOR 66 46 0 6 3 0 0
3 yrs ATL 47 32 0 8 5 0 0
1 yr CHI 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
1 yr IND 4 3
1 yr STL 16 12 0 1 0 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1990 24 NOR FB 34 16 15 1 12 0 12 12.0 732
1992 26 NOR FB 34 16 13 1 14 0 14 14.0 589
1993 27 CHI FB 45 16 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 350
1994 28 ATL RB 34 16 11 1 7 0 7 7.0 1121
1996 30 ATL rb 34 15 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 507
Career 149 107 1 0 0 0 0.0 5 63 0 18 12.6 5923
5 yrs NOR 66 46 2 26 0 14 13.0 2327
3 yrs ATL 47 32 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 25 0 18 12.5 3061
1 yr CHI 16 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 350
1 yr IND 4 3 24
1 yr STL 16 12 161

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1990 24 NOR FB 1 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 24
Career 3 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 133
2 yrs NOR 2 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 92
1 yr ATL 1 1 41

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1990 24 NOR FB 34 16 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
1991 25 NOR rb 34 7 4 1 1 100.0 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 44.0 44.0 44.0 6.3 118.7 0 0 44.00 44.00 0.0
Career 149 107 1 2 50.0 44 0 0.0 1 50.0 44 22.0 -0.5 44.0 0.3 56.2 0 0 22.00 -0.50 0.0
5 yrs NOR 66 46 1 2 50.0 44 0 0.0 1 50.0 44 22.0 -0.5 44.0 0.7 56.2 0 0 22.00 -0.50 0.0
3 yrs ATL 47 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr CHI 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr IND 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 yr STL 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1988 22 NOR fb 34 11 8 1 1 6
1989 23 NOR fb 34 16 6 1 1 6
1990 24 NOR FB 34 16 15 4 4 24
1991 25 NOR rb 34 7 4 4 1 5 30
1992 26 NOR FB 34 16 13 3 3 18
1994 28 ATL RB 34 16 11 7 1 8 48
1995* 29 ATL RB 34 16 16 6 2 8 48
1996 30 ATL rb 34 15 5 3 3 18
1997 31 STL FB 34 16 12 1 1 6
Career 149 107 30 4 34 204
5 yrs NOR 66 46 13 1 14 84
3 yrs ATL 47 32 16 3 19 114
1 yr CHI 16 14 0
1 yr IND 4 3 0
1 yr STL 16 12 1 1 6

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1992 26 NOR 1 0 1 1 6
Career 3 2 1 1 6
2 yrs NOR 2 1 1 1 6
1 yr ATL 1 1 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1988 22 11 RB 52 73
1989 23 16 RB 31 82
1990 24 16 RB 94 39
1991 25 7 RB 61 52
1992 26 16 RB 76 47
1993 27 16 RB 34 74
1994 28 16 RB 159 32 13 39
1995 29 16 RB 191 51 14 33
1996 30 15 RB 67 51
1997 31 16 RB 22 88
1998 32 4 RB 2 129
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