Joe Cribbs
American football player
Joe Cribbs
Joe Stanier Cribbs is a retired National Football League and United States Football League football running back. He played collegiately at Auburn University along with future NFL backs William Andrews and James Brooks. He began his professional career in 1980 with the Buffalo Bills.
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BDC 9/12: Notes and quotes from the game and more - BuffaloBills.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
7th Bill ever with 8+, joining Thurman Thomas-46, OJ Simpson-41, Willis McGahee-14, Joe Cribbs-13, Travis Henry-13, and Cookie Gilchrist-10 RYAN FITZPATRICK — Tied personal-best with 4 TD passes (3rd time in career, previously 10/24/10 at Bal
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It's Time to Call Bullshit on the New NFL Kickoff Rules - Gack Sports
Google News - over 5 years
via getty imagesThe NFL kickoff used to be one of the most exciting parts of the game, in fact there are players such as Joe Cribbs, Devin Hester and Brian Mitchell who made a career out of returning the football.Fast forward to 2011 and by instituting
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Alabama, Auburn to gather for tornado relief fund - Tuscaloosa News
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrity athletes participating in the weekend's events include Bo Jackson, Cornelius Bennett, Pat Dye, Gene Stallings, Ray Perkins, Derrick Oden, Al Del Greco, Bobby Humphrey, Stan White, Joe Cribbs and Lee Roy Jordan. More athletes will be announced
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Auburn, Alabama to gather for tornado relief fund - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
Former athletes and coaches expected to attend include Auburn's Bo Jackson, Pat Dye and Joe Cribbs and Alabama's Cornelius Bennett, Bobby Humphrey, Gene Stallings and Lee Roy Jordan. The fund-raiser also includes a charity golf pro-am at Greystone Golf ... - -
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Best Moments in Bills History, No. 21: Roland Hooks' Hail Mary Catch - Buffalo Rumblings
Google News - over 5 years
With starting running back Joe Cribbs knocked out earlier in the game, Buffalo's backup running backs had to step up. With his receivers blanketed, Ferguson found backup running back Roland Hooks down the middle of the field for a brilliant 37-yard
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Two-stepper Jordan shined in state at every level - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
He played two seasons (the team moved to Portland for the second year) and rushed for over 1000 yards each time, 1276 yards in 1984 when he was the league's fourth-leading rusher behind Joe Cribbs, Kelvin Bryant and Herschel Walker
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7 new HOF members to be inducted at Saturday banquet - News Courier
Google News - over 5 years
The ninth annual ceremony is set for 7 pm Joe Cribbs, who was an SEC running back at Auburn and later played nine seasons in the NFL, is the guest speaker. For the fourth year, a golf tournament is scheduled for 1 pm Friday at Southern Gayles
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Jordan shined in-state as a prep, college and pro - Daily Comet
Google News - over 5 years
He played two seasons (the team moved to Portland for the second year) and rushed for over 1000 yards each time, 1276 yards in 1984 when he was the league's fourth-leading rusher behind Joe Cribbs, Kelvin Bryant and Herschel Walker
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The 32 Most Embarassing Moments in NFL History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Who knows how brightly the stars would have shone in the NFL for the likes of Anthony Carter, Mike Rozier, Doug Williams, Marcus Dupree, Ricky Sanders, Joe Cribbs, Kent Hull, Kelvin Bryant, Kevin Mack and Mel Gray if they hadn't spent some of their
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Jordan shined in state as a prep, college and pro - Monroe News Star
Google News - over 5 years
He played two seasons (the team moved to Portland for the second year) and rushed for more 1000 yards each time, 1276 yards in 1984 when he was the league's fourth-leading rusher behind Joe Cribbs, Kelvin Bryant and Herschel Walker
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ASWA: Newton state's amateur athlete of year - Times-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Auburn football players Joe Cribbs (1979), Randy Campbell (1982) and Bo Jackson (1985) have also won the award. Newton is the second consecutive Heisman Trophy winner to earn the award, following Alabama running back Mark Ingram
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ASWA: Newton state's amateur athlete of year - Gatorsports.com
Google News - over 5 years
Auburn football players Joe Cribbs (1979), Randy Campbell (1982) and Bo Jackson (1985) have also won the award. Newton is the second consecutive Heisman Trophy winner to earn the award, following Alabama running back Mark Ingram
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Power Ranking the 50 Gutsiest Decisions in NFL History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Knox decided to give the ball to rookie running back Joe Cribbs, who managed to find the end zone and extend the Bills lead to 10 points. The Bills won the game 17-7 and officially ended the Miami streak. George Seifert was the head coach of the
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Joe Cribbs to speak at LCSHOF Banquet - News Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Joe Cribbs, who was an SEC running back at Auburn University and later played nine seasons in the National Football League, will be this year's guest speaker for the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. The event is scheduled for Saturday June
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Bills Daily Charge – May 18 - BuffaloBills.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
RB Joe Cribbs announced that 1983 would probably be his last season with the Bills and that he was going to sign a future services contract with the USFL. Former Bills LB Darryl Talley on his election to the College Football Hall of Fame (as told to
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StatTiger: Tigers Return Key Running Backs - Tiger Sports Digest (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
It also surpassed the average of James Brooks, Joe Cribbs and George Peoples in 1979 and the 1993 trio of James Bostic, Stephen Davis and Tony Richardson. Though the presence of Newton factored into the success of Auburn's running backs, it's important
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League Plans to Open in '09 as Complement to the N.F.L.
NYTimes - almost 9 years
From the United States Football League to the XFL, alternatives to the N.F.L. have traditionally fizzled not long after the first kickoff. But Marvin Tomlin, the founder and chief executive of the prospective United National Football League, says he can beat the odds with a league designed to complement the N.F.L., not compete with it. ''I tell
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N.F.L.: EXTRA POINTS; Parcells and the Jets Go for It
NYTimes - over 18 years
In a tribute to both Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe, Bill Parcells last night gave the go-ahead on a Testaverde bomb that led to the crushing touchdown pass to Dedric Ward in the Jets' 24-14 victory over the New England Patriots. Fewer than five minutes remained and the Jets were nursing a 3-point lead, yet threw the ball. I didn't want to give
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Cribbs
    THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 30
    He then divided the 1988 season between the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins prior to his retirement.
    More Details Hide Details During this return stint in the NFL, Cribbs never came truly close to the level of consistency which had put him into three consecutive Pro Bowls early in the decade.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    Cribbs played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1986 and 1987 seasons.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    Cribbs was a fairly major star with the Stallions; however the USFL folded after its 1985 season and Cribbs then returned to play in the NFL.
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  • 1983
    Age 25
    In the summer of 1983, Cribbs officially inked a contract with Birmingham worth $3.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Bills challenged the contract, citing that they had first right of refusal. This clause had been in Cribbs' original contract with the Buffalo Bills. This was placed in the contract in order to protect Buffalo in case there was no collective bargaining agreement and to prevent another NFL team from signing Cribbs in that event. However, obviously there was no mention of a prohibition of any team from the USFL signing Cribbs, as that league was yet to be formed when Cribbs signed his contract with the Bills. The trial was held in Buffalo, and one of the people testifing for the Bills was head coach Kay Stephenson, who stated that Joe Cribbs was irreplaceable in the Bills lineup. Buffalo Judge John Elvin heard the case. While the trial was going on, Cribbs continued to work out with the Stallions. When the verdict came down, Judge Elvin ruled in favor of Cribbs, allowing him to play for the Birmingham Stallions.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    When the NFL played an abbreviated 9 game schedule due to the strike-shortened season in 1982, Cribbs was only able to play in 7 games but nonetheless lead the league with 90.4 rushing yards per game.
    More Details Hide Details Cribbs was not exactly happy in Buffalo, however, as he especially disliked playing in their infamous cold-weather home games. With one year left on his contract with the Bills, Cribbs signed a contract with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    Cribbs was an immediate success playing for the NFL team which drafted him, the Buffalo Bills, and was named the American Football Conference Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season and as a starter in the Pro Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details He also played very well in each of the two subsequent seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl again following each.
  • 1979
    Age 21
    In 1979, Cribbs final season at Auburn, Cribbs had 200 rushing attempts for 1,120 yards, and scored 14 touchdowns rushing
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 19
    He got more playing time in 1977, with 872 yards on 161 rushing attempts.
    More Details Hide Details He scored four touchdowns as a rusher. He also caught six passes for 51 yards. 1978 was the breakout year. Cribbs rushed for 1,205 yards in 253 attempts, scoring 16 touchdowns, and averaging well over hundred yards a game. He was a threat out of the backfield as well, catching right passes. He was also used on gadget plays as well. Cribbs passed the ball four times, completing three passes for 74 yards.
  • 1976
    Age 18
    Joe Cribbs played college football at Auburn. He played his first college football game in 1976, and when the season was over, he had 171 yards on 43 rushing attempts.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Age 0
    Born on January 5, 1958.
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