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Where are they now: Former Packer Legends- CRAIG NALL

March 20, 2010 by  
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03/20/2010 ~ By Brian E Murphy

~ Quarterback Craig Nall was a 5th round pick in 2002 by the Green Bay Packers, but playing behind Brett Favre means you don’t get any action in the regular season. But Craig Noodles Nall did get some.

In 2004 Nall played in 5 games as Brett Favre’s backup at Green Bay. He completed 23 of 33 passes for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns, with no interceptions, for a sensational passer rating of 139.4. 

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 30:  Backup quarterback Craig Nall #16 of the Green Bay Packers throws against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field December 30, 2007 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 30: Backup quarterback Craig Nall #16 of the Green Bay Packers throws against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field December 30, 2007 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nall also started for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 2003 and was the league’s leading passer.

In 2006, the chiseled, 6-3, Nall signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Buffalo Bills, where he competed for the starting quarterback position until a hamstring injury suffered on the second day of practice ended his involvement in the competition. In 2007, he fell on the team’s depth chart behind J.P. Losman and Trent Edwards. At the end of pre-season, he was cut from the team’s final roster. Early into the regular season he was re-signed by the Bills but was released shortly thereafter.

On October 29, 2007, Nall was signed by the Houston Texans as insurance when starter Matt Schaub was hurt against San Diego. He was released by the Texans on November 21, 2007

He signed a one-year deal with the Packers on December 1, 2007, after they released safety Marvelous Marviel Underwood. Nall became a free agent in the 2008 offseason.

Nall was re-signed by the Houston Texans on November 5, 2008 after another injury to Matt Schaub. He was waived on December 17 when the team signed cornerback David Pittman.

He was also one of two players initially signed after an open tryout held by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on August 22, 2009.

Where is he now?
Usually on a golf course somewhere in the McKinney-Frisco area of North Texas, hustling friends and neighbors for skins money. Nall’s golf game is solid, and long, but he needs work on his short game, especially the short chips.
Nall is still young, and has almost 20 years left to iron out the kinks and pursue a career on the PGA Champions Tour starting in 2029. 

As for football, he’s still better than at least 20 QB’s on NFL rosters today, and still young enough to make a name (again) for himself. Afterall, he’s more than 11 years younger than Favre is. He just needs the right situation, and another chance.  Who knows, maybe Schuab will go down again this season.

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One Response to “Where are they now: Former Packer Legends- CRAIG NALL”
  1. Judy Despino says:

    Craig is a special football player and has had some bad breaks with injuries. His numbers indicate he has what it takes to play on the professional level. Good article with good facts.

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