Through the first three weeks of the 2022 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins are burning their opponents through their vaunted passing game.
Those two players account for Miami’s 659 out of 925 receiving yards as of Week 3.
But while Hill and Waddle are getting most of the throws, River Cracraft is also making an impact despite limited playing time.
The former Washington State standout has two receptions for 13 yards and two touchdowns.
Both of his scoring catches are important, considering that the Dolphins defeated the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills by four and two points, respectively.
Therefore, his efforts earned him a spot on Miami’s 53-man roster.
The #Dolphins are signing WR River Cracraft to their active roster from their practice squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against the #Bengals. Cracraft’s been cut 14 times over his career (he’s counted) but has TDs in back-to-back games and now has a spot on the 53. Cool story.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 28, 2022
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo tweeted, “The #Dolphins are signing WR River Cracraft to their active roster from their practice squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against the #Bengals. Cracraft’s been cut 14 times over his career (he’s counted) but has TDs in back-to-back games and now has a spot on the 53. Cool story.”
Underdogs Leading The Way
First, it was seventh-round pick Jaylen Hudson who came into the spotlight after his 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers.
That play proved to be the difference for the Kansas City Chiefs to earn a Week 2 victory.
Hudson, an athlete who had to work at Wendy’s while finding opportunities to play football, also earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on that play.
Now, Cracraft’s underdog story has captivated football fans, especially those of the Dolphins.
After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Cracraft was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad but was released three days later due to injury.
He had a roller-coaster stint with the Broncos and was eventually let go in 2019.
Then, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad but lasted only four months.
Cracraft also suited up for the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Dolphins.
He has nine receptions for 98 yards in his six-season career.