Roger moved from starting I-back where he rushed for over 1,000 yards to fullback to make room for eventual Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier.
Roger's most productive game at Nebraska was on Sept. 19, 1981 when he rushed for 234 yards on 20 attempts in a game against Florida State.
Roger is a member of the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.
Roger was a two-year starter and three-year letter winner at the University of Nebraska with his career ending in the 1982 season.
When Roger left Nebraska he was ninth on NU's all-time rushing chart with 2,446 yards.
In 1985, Roger became the first NFL player with more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 receiving in a single season.
In his eleven NFL seasons, Roger gained 13,143 yards from scrimmage.
Roger wrote the book Tales from the San Francisco 49ers Sideline.
In 1985 Roger became the first running back to lead the NFL in receptions.
Roger still lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and five children.
Roger was the first player in NFL history to score three touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
Roger was named the 1988 AP Offensive Player of the Year.
Roger set the record for the longest TD run in Nebraska history with a 94-yard effort against Florida St. in 1981.
Roger had a 26-yard touchdown run in the 1982 Orange Bowl.
Roger was named to Nebraska's All-Century Football Team.
Roger played Policeman #2 in the 1996 film Dream for an Insomniac.
Roger played a convict football player in the 1991 movie Necessary Roughness.
Roger played Det. Ludlow in the 1991 movie Naked Obsession.
Roger was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.
As of 2006, Roger Craig remains the only running back to record over 100 receiving yards in a Super Bowl.
Craig made the Pro Bowl four times (1985, 1987-1989).
He was the 1988 UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year.