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Five things you need to know about Craig Dahl


Photos of Safety Craig Dahl's Career-to-Date

  1. Originally undrafted in 2007, safety Craig Dahl was a member of the Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship team, making him the only current defender who played for Steve Spagnuolo in Spags' first stint with Big Blue. Spagnuolo also coached Dahl when he was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-2011.

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2. Entering his ninth NFL season, Dahl has played in 2012 regular-season games with 43 starts for the Giants (2007-2008), Rams (2009-2012) and, most recently, the 49ers (2013-2014).

His career totals include 357 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five interceptions, 14 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Dahl has also played in three postseason games, all coming in San Francisco's 2013 run to their third-straight NFC Championship Game.

  1. Dahl has played all 16 games for the last four seasons, a streak he started in 2011 with St. Louis. The following season he started all 16 games for the only time in his career, racking up 78 tackles and an interception.
  1. As a rookie for the Giants, Dahl suffered a torn ACL and was placed on injured reserve following the final regular-season game. He missed the entire 2008 season.
  1. A native of Mankato, Minn., Dahl played at North Dakota State, where he finished with 238 tackles and seven interceptions in 43 career games for the Bison. He attended Mankato East High School, where he was a first-team all-state, all-conference and all-city selection. His older brother, Brian, played defensive end at North Dakota State.

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