Craig will take part in Super Bowl coin toss ceremony

The 49ers will be represented for the second consecutive year during the Super Bowl coin toss ceremony prior to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa on Feb. 1

The Super Bowl coin toss ceremony will include greats from Super Bowls 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Roger Craig will represent the 49ers. Craig earned three Super Bowl rings in his career.


Craig is the first player to score three touchdowns in a Super Bowl. He made four Pro Bowl appearances and rushed for 13,143 yards and 73 career touchdowns. Craig was a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time, but he did not advance to the final round.


The others who will participate in the ceremony are the Steelers’ Lynn Swann and the Broncos’ John Elway. A star from 40 years ago, Joe Namath, will participate in the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation following the game.


The Super Bowl was viewed by more than 148 million people in the U.S. last year. The game will be broadcast in more than 230 countries and territories.


Last year, the memory of Bill Walsh was honored during the coin-toss ceremony. Walsh’s son, Craig, was joined by Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice and Steve Young at midfield.


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