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Craphonso Thorpe

Craphonso Thorpe
No. 15
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-27) June 27, 1983
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln
College: Florida State
NFL draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 116
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 12
Receiving Yards: 70
Receiving TDs: 1
Stats at
Career CFL statistics
Receptions: 2
Receiving Yards: 27
Receiving TDs: 0
Stats at

Craphonso Ja'won "Cro" Thorpe (born June 27, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Thorpe has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, New York Sentinels and Omaha Nighthawks.


  • Early years 1
  • Professional career 2
    • Kansas City Chiefs 2.1
    • Houston Texans 2.2
    • Detroit Lions 2.3
    • Indianapolis Colts 2.4
    • Jacksonville Jaguars 2.5
    • New York Giants 2.6
    • Tennessee Titans 2.7
    • Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2.8
    • New York Sentinels 2.9
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early years

Craphonso's first name is derived from his father's two given names, Craig and Alphonso, and is pronounced roughly "Cray-fonzo".

He attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. His Senior year saw him catch 64 passes for 1,024 yards and 8 Touchdowns. He also played Cornerback, and was regarded as a top prospect in Florida at both positions. He recorded 24 tackles, three interceptions, 14 pass break-ups and recovered two fumbles at the Cornerback position. Lincoln won the State Title his Junior Year.

In track he was a fast 100m runner, placing 2nd in the Florida 4A Track Meet behind Wharton High Schools Dwight Ellick in his Senior Year. His time in the finals was 10.68, Ellick ran a 10.6 flat.

He played in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30, 2000.

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Thorpe was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He signed a three-year contract with the team on July 29, 2005. He was released by the team during final cuts on September 3.

Following his release, Thorpe was added to the Chiefs' practice squad. He remained there until December 30, when he was signed to the active roster. However, he was inactive for the team's final game of the season.

Thorpe battled a shoulder injury during the 2006 preseason and was waived by the team on August 28. He worked out for the Miami Dolphins on September 12 but was not signed.

Houston Texans

On October 17, 2006, the Houston Texans signed Thorpe to their practice squad. He was released by the team on October 25.

Detroit Lions

Thorpe remained unsigned until January 2, 2007, when he signed with the Detroit Lions. He failed to make it to training camp with the team, however, and was waived on April 18.

Indianapolis Colts

Thorpe was then claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived by the team on September 1, but re-signed to the practice squad on September 20.

On October 7, 2007, Thorpe was signed to the active roster after Rob Morris was placed on injured reserve. He made his NFL debut that day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, returning three kickoffs for 19 yards and four punts for nine yards.

Thorpe recorded his first offensive statistics against the San Diego Chargers on November 11, catching five passes for 41 yards in what would also be his most productive game of the season. He caught another pass for six yards the following week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the team's regular season finale against the Jim Sorgi.

Two weeks later, Thorpe was inactive for the team's divisional round playoff game against the Chargers, which the Colts lost 28-24. He was waived by the team the following offseason on February 29, 2008.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On May 31, 2008, Thorpe was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to a one-year, $370,000 contract. However, he was waived on June 16.

New York Giants

On June 20, 2008, Thorpe signed with the New York Giants. He was released with an injury settlement on August 28.

Tennessee Titans

After spending the 2008 season out of football, Thorpe was signed by the Tennessee Titans on January 6, 2009. He was waived on July 7, 2009.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Thorpe signed a practice roster agreement by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on July 13, 2009.[1] He was released on September 2.

New York Sentinels

Thorpe was signed by the New York Sentinels of the United Football League on September 9, 2009.[2]


  1. ^ Friesen, Paul (July 14, 2009). "Teammates again".  
  2. ^ "United Football League's New York Sentinels Add 16 to Roster". 2009-09-09. 

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • Florida State Seminoles bio
  • Indianapolis Colts bio
  • Jacksonville Jaguars bio
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers bio
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