Patrick Crayton

Position Wide Receiver
Height / weight 1.83 m / 93 kg
Born Apr 7, 1979
Nationality United States United States
Team History
New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 2013
Los Angeles Chargers Chargers 2010 - 2011
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 2004 - 2010

Patrick Crayton is a former American football player who played for the National Football League. He is known to be the wide receiver for Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers, and he retired in 2013 while he was with the New Orleans Saints. He is currently married to Najuyyah with their children, Patrick Jr., Kennedy, and Preston.

When he was young, he enrolled at DeSoto High School, where he was the team’s wide receiver, quarterback, and running back. Because of his stellar performance, this earned him a scholarship in Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he played as a wide receiver for 3 years and switched back to quarterback during his senior year.

Professional NFL Career

Crayton joined the 2004 NFL Draft and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys. In October 2004, he signed with them for the practice squad, and weeks later, he was promoted to become an active roster of the team. In 2005, Crayton had an unexpected, massive success when he outperformed Quincy Morgan. On October 16, the Cowboys faced against the New York Giants, where Crayton sustained a broken ankle.

By the following year, Crayton was once again put under the spotlight when he recorded his first 100-yard game against the Arizona Cardinals. At the same time, he was there to cover for his teammate, Terry Glenn. Even the Cowboy’s head coach commented that Crayton had the best hands on the team.

In 2010, he signed with the San Diego Chargers, but it only lasted a year because of his dislocated left wrist. He wasn’t able to attend some of their games but gained a record of 28 receptions for 514 yards.

Awards and Recognition

Due to the pride, he brought to Northwestern Alumni Association, he was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Recognition Award and was inducted into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. For his active years in American football, he has been consistent with his performance, as he topped 500 receiving yards for 5 consecutive seasons.


  • 2003 CSFL Offensive Player of theYear
  • 2003 Second-team NAIA All-American
  • 2000, 2002 Honorable-mention NAIAAll-American

NFL Statistics

  • Receiving Yards: 3,650
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 25
  • Receptions: 247

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