Sutherland, Craig

Craig Sutherland

Craig Sutherland made his mark within the Otterbein football program in two different facets of the game from 1985-88. A four-year starter and letterman, Craig was a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection at both tight end and punter, receiving second team honors for both as a junior and first team at each position as a senior.


A chiseled physical specimen, Craig was a fine blocker, ran great routes and possessed soft hands that seemed to catch everything thrown his way. He tallied 56 receptions for 720 yards and five touchdowns throughout his career despite playing mostly in an offensive scheme that favored running backs. An intelligent and vocal leader, Sutherland also attracted varying interest from professional scouts during his time as a Cardinal.


Craig made perhaps an even bigger impact from the punter position, blasting 142 punts for 5,388 yards over the course of his career, equating to a 37.9 yard average. His longest punt came during his sophomore season in 1986 when he launched an attempt 78 yards.


Sutherland finished off his senior year in style, earning honorable mention All-American honors as both a tight end and a punter. A Business Administration major, Sutherland now runs Money Concepts, a wealth management and financial planning company.