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2008 Football Roster

Joe Craddock

Class: r-Sr.
Position: QB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 197 pounds
Previous School: Briarwood Christian
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

2008: Named Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media ... Played and started all 12 games ... Threw for 2,677 yards which went down as the second most in a single-season at Middle Tennessee while adding 15 touchdowns to only seven interceptions ... Also set the school record with 10 200-yard passing games ... Completed 13 passes of 30 or more yards ... Played a total of 729 snaps with a season-high 86 against Maryland ... Graduated in May and is enrolled in the sports management master's program ... Was a member of the baseball team during the spring as a second baseman ... Completed 19 of 25 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead White team in the annual Blue-White Spring Game ... Earned the start against Troy and completed 20 of 32 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown ... Set career highs in completions (28) and attempts (40) in the win over Maryland while throwing for 256 yards and two touchdowns ... Earned a "Helmet Sticker" award from ESPN for his efforts and was also tabbed the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... Registered his second career 300-yard passing game with 352 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky to earn his second straight SBC Offensive Player of the Week award ... Connected on a Hail Mary on the final play of the game at UK that wound up just one yard short of victory ... Made good on 25 of 35 passes for 268 yards at Arkansas State ... Completed 24 of 35 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in dramatic win over FAU on national television ... On the game's final drive, Craddock took the team 65 yards in six plays with no timeouts and capped it with a 32-yard Hail Mary to Malcolm Beyah with no time remaining ... Threw for 235 yards and a touchdown against Mississippi State's No. 3 ranked passing defense (23 for 40) ... Recorded his ninth career 200-yard passing game with 216 yards in win over ULM ... Topped the 200-yard mark again at WKU with 212 yards on 19 of 29 passing to go along with two touchdowns ... Threw for 251 yards and a touchdown in win over North Texas in his final home game ... Completed 22 of 28 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns in his final game at Louisiana.

2007: Started six games and played in eight ... Enjoyed a career year by completing 96 of 155 passes for 1,259 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Played 350 total snaps and had a winning grade three times ... Named the Most Dependable Quarterback in the spring while also earning the Most Improved Strength Training award for the quarterbacks ... Completed 8 of 11 passes for 113 yards in the Blue-White game ... Made his first collegiate start at FAU and responded by completing 20 of 32 passes for 199 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions ... On national television, Craddock answered the bell by completing 14 of 26 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns against Louisville ... His 489 yards after two games was the most in the FBS era by a quarterback in his first two starts ... Completed 6 of 11 passes at LSU ... Did not play against WKU, FIU, or UVA due to a back injury ... Was available and served as the backup at Memphis ... Completed 2 of 4 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas State ... Enjoyed the third-best passing night in school history by completing 22 of 29 passes for a career-high 401 yards and tossed a personal-best four touchdowns against ULM ... Also added a career-best 70 yards on the ground and a touchdown as he set a school record with 471 yards of total offense to lead the win over ULM ... Threw two touchdown passes in home loss to ULL ... Completed his first 10 passes of the game against Troy and finished 18-for-25 for 116 yards and a touchdown ... Also rushed for 40 yards against the Trojans.

2006: Played in nine games during the season as a backup to Clint Marks ... Completed 9 of 24 passes on the year with one interception and 75 total yards ... Also ran for 33 yards on 13 attempts ... Did not compete in contact drills during spring practice while recovering from a knee injury ... Saw his first collegiate action in the win over FIU and completed his lone pass for five yards (was in on seven plays) ... Did not play at Maryland ... Had eight plays against Tennessee Tech and responded by completing 2 of 3 passes for 21 yards and running twice for 11 yards ... Played 28 plays at Oklahoma and completed 3 of 11 passes for 33 yards and one interception ... Did not play at North Texas and had just one snap against Louisville ... Did not play at Louisiana-Monroe ... Played the final snap of the game in win over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Completed 1 of 4 passes for nine yards and rushed for 20 yards on five attempts against South Carolina ... Played the final snap against Troy to throw a hail mary but it fell incomplete ... Completed 2 of 4 passes for eight yards in Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan.

2005: Suffered a knee injury toward the end of fall camp and was lost for the season ... Underwent surgery in mid-September but did travel with the team.

2004: Took a redshirt year ... Traveled to every game.

High School: Enjoyed a stellar prep career by throwing for 6,677 yards, rushing for more than 2,000 yards, and accounting for 100 touchdowns as a three-year starter ... Voted all-state ... He guided Briarwood to at least the state semifinals all three years ... Led seventh ranked Briarwood (13-2) to the 5A state title with a 31-7 win against No. 2 ranked Russellville at Legion Field ... Was voted the game's MVP after throwing for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while also accounting for 76 yards and a score on the ground ... Known as a clutch player, Craddock and Briarwood defeated four of the state's top six teams enroute to the championship ... As a senior, he passed for 2,260 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 12 more scores ... Also lettered in baseball where he was an all-metro pick as a pitcher and shortstop ... Played football for Coach Fred Yancey ... Was the FCA president his senior year.

Full Name: Joe Curtis Craddock ... Parents: Joe and Debra Craddock ... Born: 9/7/85 ... Major: Liberal Studies.

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