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Corey Croom
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-05-22) May 22, 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth: Sandusky, Ohio
Career information
College: Ball State
Undrafted in 1993
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 1993 1995)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Corey Vincent Croom (born May 22, 1971) is a former American football running back who played three seasons with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ball State University and attended Sandusky High School in Sandusky, Ohio.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Croom lettered two seasons in football and three seasons in track and field at Sandusky High School. He earned UPI all-state honors his senior year after helping the team win the UPI state championship. He was also named All-Erie Shore Conference, all-district, and Erie Shore Conference Player of the Year.[2]

College careerEdit

Croom played football for the Ball State Cardinals. He won the John Magnabosco Award for being the Cardinals' most valuable player in 1992. He was a two-time Mid-American Conference first-team selection.[2] He recorded 2,725 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns in his college career. Croom led NCAA Division I football with 301 rushing attempts in 1992.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Croom was signed by the New England Patriots of the NFL on April 30, 1993 after going undrafted in the 1993 NFL draft. He was released by the Patriots on August 30, 1993 and signed to the team's practice squad on August 31, 1993.[2] He appeared in 43 games for the Patriots from 1993 to 1995.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "COREY CROOM". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140903152912/http://www.profootballarchives.com/croo00400.html. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "26 Corey Croom RB". archive.patriots.com. http://archive.patriots.com/alumni/index.cfm?ac=alumnibiosdetail&bio=31768. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  3. "Corey Croom". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/corey-croom-1.html. Retrieved September 2, 2014.

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