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Tyson Craiggs

Tyson Craiggs (born August 8, 1981) is a former Canadian football linebacker who played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Early years

Craiggs father, Ted Craiggs, played for the BC Lions in 1976 and is a former special teams coach for the Lions and Football BC president. Tyson was born in Kamloops, British Columbia and played junior football for the Tri-City Bulldogs in 2001 as well as for St. Thomas More Collegiate.

He went to the University of Saskatchewan and played for the Saskatchewan Huskies football team. In 2002, he was third in the country in solo tackles (59) and played in the CIS Mitchell Bowl. In 2004, Craiggs had 38 kickoffs for 1909 yards. After being undrafted in 2004, he chose to play for the Huskies for another season.

Professional career

In 2005, the Lions signed Craiggs as a free agent. He made the team out of training camp as a long snapper and was 6th on the team with 9 special teams tackles. In 2006, Craiggs had a career-high 18 total tackles in his 2nd year in the CFL.


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