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  Craig Bragg
Craig Bragg

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, CA

High School:
Bellarmine Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
03/15/1982

Experience:
4V

UCLA -- One of the top receivers in the nation, Bragg is a prime candidate for All-America honors in 2004 ... A big -play performer (10 touchdowns of at least 40 yards during his career), he figures to own virtually all of UCLA's career receiving records by the end of his senior season ... He is the only player in school history to make at least 50 receptions in two different seasons and could become the only player to lead the team in receiving in four consecutive seasons... Enters the 2004 season with a streak of 36 consecutive games in which he has caught a pass (all but the first game of his career) ... He has made at least two receptions in each of the last 31 games ... He needs just 23 receptions and 659 receiving yards to rank No. 1 on both UCLA career charts ... His 157 career catches rank third on UCLA's career list ... His 2,362 yards rank fourth on that career list ... He has 18 touchdowns (15 receiving, two rushing and one punt return), including 10 (eight receptions, one run and one punt return) of at least 40 yards ... His career touchdown average is 44.1 yards (42.0 on receptions) ... He has accounted for 100 receiving yards in seven games in his career, a total bettered by just four players at UCLA ... He ranks third on UCLA's career punt return list with 68 ... The most consistent of the receivers, he possesses excellent speed, good hands and a good overall knowledge of the offense ... He is also a talented punt returner, leading the Pac-10 in 2002.

2003 -- Offensive winner of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award as the team's Most Valuable Player ... Saw action in all 13 games last season, starting 11 times ... Played at least 50 snaps on six occasions, including a best of 74 at Washington State ... Finished the season with 73 receptions and became the first player in UCLA history to make at least 50 receptions in two different seasons (he had 55 catches in 2002) ... Had 1,065 receiving yards to become the sixth Bruin to break the 1,000- yard plateau ... Only the second player at UCLA to catch at least 10 passes in two different games (J.J. Stokes was the first) ... Named All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Ranked sixth in the conference and 37th nationally with his average of 5.62 receptions per game ... He ranked seventh in the conference and 37th in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (81.92), seventh in all-purpose yards (106.77) and eighth in the Pac-10 in punt returns (7.95) ... His 73 catches rank third on UCLA's all-time single-season list, while his 1,065 receiving yards rank fifth ... Set a school record for punt returns in a season with 38 ... Made four catches in the opener at Colorado for 63 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown ... Also returned three punts versus the Buffaloes for 42 yards, including one for 30 yards ... Led the Bruins with four catches against Illinois for 39 yards ... Averaged 14.3 yards on four punt returns, including one for 30 yards ... Made a career-best 10 catches against Oklahoma for 87 yards and four first downs ... The 10 catches rank fourth on UCLA's single-game reception list and were the most by a Bruin since Freddie Mitchell caught 10 passes against Michigan in 2000 ... Made five receptions for 83 yards, including one for 54 yards, against San Diego State ... Against Washington, he gained a season-high 142 yards on eight receptions ... His diving 41-yard catch led to UCLA's second quarter touchdown ... At Arizona, he recorded his second straight 100-yard game with six catches for 105 yards ... Two of his catches measured 43 and 37 yards ... He also returned a punt for 37 yards ... He made two catches for 54 yards against Cal, including a 40-yard scoring pass which gave the Bruins a 14-3 lead ... It was his ninth career scoring reception of 40 yards or more ... He enjoyed his third 100-yard game of the season against Arizona State with five catches for 118 yards ... His 52-yard catch-and-run set up a field goal and his 25-yard leaping grab in the end zone gave UCLA a 10-3 first quarter lead ... He made a 37-yard reception in the second quarter ... At Stanford, he topped the Bruin receivers with six catches for 86 yards ... He returned four punts for 71 yards, including one for 64 yards ... He made a 45-yard reception on UCLA's fourth quarter scoring drive ... At Washington State, Bragg moved into the top five in both career receptions and receiving yardage after finishing with five catches for 72 yards ... He made a 34-yard touchdown catch and had four punt returns for 48 yards ... He tied his career-high with 10 catches, seven in the second half, against Oregon and recorded his fourth game of the season (seventh of his career) with more than 100 yards as he totaled 115 on the afternoon ... He became the second player in UCLA history to make at least 10 catches in two different games ... He made three catches for 30 yards against USC and had a long punt return negated by a holding penalty ... Against Fresno State, he caught five passes for 71 yards, including a spectacular diving touchdown catch near the end of the first half from 27 yards out ... Served as a team captain during the season.

2002 -- Bragg led the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and produced 34 first downs ... He finished his sophomore season ranked No. 1 on the all-time school list for receiving yards (889) for the class, breaking J.J. Stokes' mark of 728, set in 1992 ... That total ranked No. 8 on the school single-season receiving yard list ... His 55 receptions were the most ever by a sophomore, surpassing Mike Sherrard's total of 48 in 1983 ... The mark ranks No. 7 on that single-season list at UCLA ... His nine touchdowns measured 74 (punt return), 41, 33, 5, 37, 53, 71, 46 and 33 yards -- an average of 43.6 yards per play ... He ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in receiving yards (68.4), 10th in receptions (4.23) and first in punt returns (16.0) ... Bragg tied for the team lead with four catches versus Colorado State for 49 yards ... At Oklahoma State, he led the team with 89 yards on his three receptions ... He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 41-yard strike from Cory Paus ... He also gained 35 yards rushing ... In the Colorado game, Bragg grabbed seven balls for 70 yards and two touchdowns ... His first score came on a 33-yard pass from receiver Jon Dubravac ... His other score came on a five-yard toss from Paus ... At San Diego State, he made four catches for 60 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown ... At Oregon State, he had two catches for 22 yards ... He enjoyed one of the best afternoons in UCLA history when he caught nine passes for 230 yards with three touchdowns against Oregon ... The 230 yards rank second only to J.J. Stokes' 263 yards versus USC in 1992 ... The nine catches tied for eighth on the school list ... The three receiving touchdowns were the most by a Bruin since Stokes scored four against Washington in 1993 ... At California, he broke the 100-yard barrier for the second straight contest, finishing with seven catches for 113 yards ... Against Stanford, he made three catches for 19 yards ... At Washington, he caught two balls for 22 yards and returned three punts for 63 yards, including a 48-yarder which set up a Bruin score ... At Arizona, he caught three balls for 64 yards and had one rush for four yards ... He raced 33-yards with an inside screen for a touchdown, becoming No. 1 on UCLA's single-season sophomore receiving yardage list in the process ... Against USC, he tied for the team lead with five catches for 91 yards ... He caught two passes in the Washington State game ... In the bowl game win over New Mexico, he caught four balls for 38 yards and broke a 6-6 tie when he returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown ... He was selected Most Valuable Player in the SEGA Sports Las Vegas Bowl ... Named the winner of the Paul I. Wellman Award for All-Around Excellence.

2001 -- Bragg concluded his first season of action on a high note, making 13 receptions in the final two games ... For the year, he led the team with 29 receptions, averaging 14.1 yards per catch ... He was the first freshman to lead UCLA in catches since Danny Farmer in 1996 ... He ranked third on the squad with 408 yards and tied for the team lead with two receiving touchdowns ... His 62-yard touchdown vs. Arizona State was the team's longest reception of the year ... He was also the team's No. 4 rusher with 100 yards (12.5 average) and two touchdowns ... He averaged a team-high 8.4 yards on 14 punt returns and ranked seventh in the Pac-10 ... He ranked second on the squad with his four total touchdowns ... Saw action in all 11 games and made four starts, three at flanker and one at split end ... Saw the first action of his career in the Alabama game and had a 27-yard kickoff return, a 21-yard punt return and two runs for 23 yards, including one for 22 yards ... At Kansas, he ran a reverse for a 37-yard touchdown and made the first reception of his career (five yards) ... Against Ohio State, he made one catch for 15 yards and had a 14-yard punt return ... At Oregon State, he made his first career start (three wideouts) and made two catches for 21 yards, ran one reverse for five yards ... Against Washington, he averaged 10.0 yards on four punt returns, including a 26-yarder, made one reception for 10 yards and gained four yards on a reverse ... In the win over Cal, he scored UCLA's first touchdown on a 42-yard double reverse, laid out for a 58-yard catch to set up a score ... At Stanford, he made three receptions for 32 yards and averaged 19.5 yards on four kickoff returns ... At Washington State, he started at split end and led the team with four receptions (36 yards) ... Against Oregon, he made three receptions for 64 yards, including a great over-the-shoulder catch between two defenders for 54 yards ... Against USC, he made six receptions for 29 yards ... Received the George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player in the USC game at the team banquet ... Against Arizona State, he made a career-high seven receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns of 62 and 39 yards. 2000 -- Did not appear in a game during his first year with the program and has one season of eligibility remaining ... Offensive winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player. HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters in football at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA for coach Mike Janda ... PrepStar All-American and rated the No. 6 receiver in the West ... SuperPrep All-Far West selection ... Selected to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Second-team All-Pac-West ... Selected second-team All-San Jose by the Mercury News ... Made 39 receptions for over 600 yards and five touchdowns ... Rushed for 300 yards and three TDs on 50 carries ... Also scored on a punt return (45 yards) and a kickoff return (98 yards) ... Set a school record with a 99-yard run from scrimmage ... Selected all-league, All-CCS and league MVP ... Pre-season PrepStar All-American and SuperPrep All-Far West selection ... As a junior, he made 29 receptions for 633 yards and seven touchdowns ... He also rushed for 450 yards and three scores ... Defensively, he made 30 tackles and two interceptions ... Selected All-WCAL, All-CCS and All-Area ... Also lettered three seasons in baseball for coach Gary Cunningham ...Team won the section title his junior year.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Craig Milton Bragg ... Born: March 15, 1982 in San Jose, CA ... Parents: Craig and Norma Bragg ... Has one brother, Darrin, who will play football at Notre Dame this Fall ... Lists winning the section baseball title his junior season at Bellarmine as his biggest athletic thrill to date ... NFL star Marvin Harrison is the player he admires and patterns his style after ... Enjoys dancing and listening to music ... Longtime Major League outfielder Roberto Kelly is his cousin ... Lists his career objective as becoming a professional athlete and to own his own business ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - C. Bragg
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

29

408

14.1

2

62

2002

55

889

16.2

8

71

2003

73

1065

14.6

5

54

Totals

157

2362

15.0

15

71

Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

8

111

11

100

12.5

2

42

2002

7

56

7

49

7.0

0

24

2003

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

Totals

15

167

18

149

9.9

2

42

Punt Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

14

118

8.4

0

26

2002

16

256

16.0

1

74

2003

38

302

7.9

0

64

Totals

68

676

9.9

1

74

Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

10

186

18.6

0

31

2003

1

21

21.0

0

21

Totals

11

207

18.8

0

31

Career Highs
Receptions: 10 vs. Oregon, 2003; Oklahoma, 2003
Receiving Yards: 230 vs. Oregon, 2002
Receiving Touchdowns: 3 vs. Oregon, 2002


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