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Craig Mager

Craig Mager

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CB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

200

Age

24
Texas State
3 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Seeing action in 10 games, including two late-season starts, 2015 third-round pick Craig Mager garnered valuable game experience in his rookie season with the Chargers.

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Seeing action in 10 games, including two late-season starts, 2015 third-round pick Craig Mager garnered valuable game experience in his rookie season with the Chargers.

The 2015 season wasn’t without its frustrations. After starting all four years at Texas State without missing a start, Mager missed six games early in the year due to a lingering hamstring injury. Once he was healthy, he bounced back and played in the Bolts’ final eight contests.

Many players overcome adversity to play in the NFL, but Mager has been forced to endure more than most. He grew up without a father-figure in his life and in 2007, his mom, Cathy, died suddenly, leaving Mager and his three younger sisters without a parent. The kids moved in with their maternal grandmother and Mager became the proverbial man-of-the-house. At the time, he was just 15 years old.

Mager continued to lose mentors close to him. He attended Luling High School in tiny Luling, Texas. Just over a year after his mother died, Luling’s Head Football Coach, Robert Dean, died suddenly of pneumonia early during his sophomore season. In January 2013, his former track coach at Luling High, William “Darrell” Jones died in a traffic accident in Gonzales County, Texas. And then in March 2014, Mager’s grandmother, the woman who took in him and his siblings after their mother died, passed away too.

All of these tests of faith have made Mager a much stronger person, and it was part of the reason the team had no trepidation about taking the former Texas State cornerback in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft.

 

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick (83) by Chargers, May 1, 2015.

 

2015: Inactive Sept. 13 vs. Detroit (hamstring)...left Minnesota game Sept. 27 early due to hamstring injury...inactive Oct. 4 vs. Cleveland, Oct. 12 vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 18 at Green Bay, Oct. 25 vs. Oakland and Nov. 1 vs. Baltimore (hamstring)...third-down pass defensed Dec. 20 vs. Miami, driving Kenny Stills out of bounds while making catch to force incompletion and cap three-and-out.

 

COLLEGE: First player in school history invited to East-West Shrine Game...All-Sun Belt pick as junior and senior...team’s Supercat Award for skill players in spring workouts in 2013...honorable mention All-WAC as sophomore in 2012...Sun Belt Conference Player of Week after 2014 game vs. Idaho...school-record 79-yard punt return TD in 2012 vs. New Mexico State...finished career with 211 tackles, 47 passes defensed, 9.5 tackles for loss and two sacks...also returned 15 career punts for 251 yards and touchdown, and five kickoffs for 65 yards...redshirted in 2010...played at Texas State from 2011-14...physical therapy degree.

 

PERSONAL: Born in New Braunfels, Texas...2009 District 27-3A MVP and honorable mention all-state at Luling (Tex.) High...competed in basketball and track and field.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016SD1183120110-41---001
2015SD1029810-2-----0-
TOTAL4028120061---001

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17KCL 27-37
16@CLEL 17-200------------
15OAKL 16-190------------
14@CARL 16-280------------
13TBL 21-285410-0-----0-
12@HOUW 21-137250-0-----0-
10MIAL 24-313300-0-----0-
9TENW 43-350------------
8@DENL 19-270------------
7@ATLW 33-301100-1-----0-
6DENW 21-134220-2-----01
5@OAKL 31-346420-0-----0-
4NOL 34-352110-11---00-
3@INDL 22-260------------
2JAXW 38-143300-0-----0-
1@KCL 27-330------------

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SD113120110-410888
2015SD109810-2-----
TOTAL 21402812006108-8

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016SD11----1-0----
2015SD10-----------
TOTAL 2100-01000000

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016SD11363212303000
2015SD10---------
TOTAL 21363212303000

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016SD11---------
2015SD10122200010
TOTAL 21122200010

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2016@TENL 10-27103300-1-----0-
208/19/2016ARIW 3-19102110-0-----0-
308/28/2016@MINL 10-23100------------
409/01/2016SFL 31-21111100-0-----0-
TOTAL 416510-1-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@KCL 27-33100------------
209/18/2016JAXW 14-38103300-0-----0-
309/25/2016@INDL 22-26100------------
410/02/2016NOL 35-34112110-118-800-
510/09/2016@OAKL 31-34116420-0-----0-
610/13/2016DENW 13-21114220-2-----01
710/23/2016@ATLW 33-30111100-1-----0-
810/30/2016@DENL 19-27000------------
911/06/2016TENW 35-43000------------
1011/13/2016MIAL 31-24113300-0-----0-
1211/27/2016@HOUW 21-13117250-0-----0-
1312/04/2016TBL 28-21115410-0-----0-
1412/11/2016@CARL 16-28110------------
1512/18/2016OAKL 19-16000------------
1612/24/2016@CLEL 17-20000------------
TOTAL 1183120110-418-8001

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons11100-1-----
Carolina Panthers10----------
Cleveland Browns00----------
Denver Broncos14220-2-----
Houston Texans17250-0-----
Indianapolis Colts10----------
Jacksonville Jaguars13300-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Miami Dolphins13300-0-----
New Orleans Saints12110-110888
Oakland Raiders16420-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers15410-0-----
Tennessee Titans00----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division8211470-210888
vs AFC Teams7231490-2-----
vs NFC Teams48620-210888
vs Own Division310640-2-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December25410-0-----
November210550-0-----
October413850-410888
September33300-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arrowhead Stadium10----------
Bank of America Stadium10----------
FirstEnergy Stadium00----------
Georgia Dome11100-1-----
Lucas Oil Stadium10----------
NRG Stadium17250-0-----
Oakland Coliseum16420-0-----
Qualcomm Stadium5171340-310888
Sports Authority Field at Mile High00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses7161240-110888
Wins415870-3-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)14220-2-----
Sundays10271890-210888

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Atlanta Falcons1------
Carolina Panthers1------
Cleveland Browns0------
Denver Broncos1----1-
Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Miami Dolphins1------
New Orleans Saints1------
Oakland Raiders1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Tennessee Titans0------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division8------
vs AFC Teams7----1-
vs NFC Teams4------
vs Own Division3----1-

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December2------
November2------
October4----1-
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arrowhead Stadium1------
Bank of America Stadium1------
FirstEnergy Stadium0------
Georgia Dome1------
Lucas Oil Stadium1------
NRG Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Qualcomm Stadium5----1-
Sports Authority Field at Mile High0------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses7------
Wins4----1-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1----1-
Sundays10------

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Atlanta Falcons1---------
Carolina Panthers1---------
Cleveland Browns0---------
Denver Broncos1---------
Houston Texans1---------
Indianapolis Colts1120202001000
Jacksonville Jaguars1---------
Kansas City Chiefs124321.52302000
Miami Dolphins1---------
New Orleans Saints1---------
Oakland Raiders1---------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1---------
Tennessee Titans0---------

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division8120202001000
vs AFC Teams7363212303000
vs NFC Teams4---------
vs Own Division324321.52302000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December2---------
November2---------
October4---------
September3363212303000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Arrowhead Stadium124321.52302000
Bank of America Stadium1---------
FirstEnergy Stadium0---------
Georgia Dome1---------
Lucas Oil Stadium1120202001000
NRG Stadium1---------
Oakland Coliseum1---------
Qualcomm Stadium5---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High0---------

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses7363212303000
Wins4---------

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1---------
Sundays10363212303000

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass8231760-310888
Turf38350-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games5171340-310888
Road Games614770-1-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead211470-3-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points11830-1-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points8440-0-----
Behind4310-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points3210-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Tied6330-110888

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half141040-210888
2nd Half171070-2-----
Last Two Minutes of Half4130-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2110-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line141040-110888
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line3300-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line12660-2-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter4310-1-----
2nd Quarter10730-110888
3rd Quarter8530-0-----
4th Quarter9540-2-----
4th Quarter within 73210-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-77171340-210888
Margin 15+13300-0-----
Margin 8-14311470-2-----