Berkeley Rhino Rugby Club picture (04/2012, near the end of the season)
In 2011 to 2012, I was just getting to know you. Your friends, our mutual friends, and I convinced you to play Rugby. Sure enough, you enjoyed it and decided to play the entirety of the 2011-2012 season. To honor your memory, in late 2016, fellow ex-Rhino teammates and good friends of mine, @itsrichardbaby and @inktelligent_94, organized a touch Rugby game via Facebook event, to be played at Ohlone Park in Berkeley with myself and other ex-Rhino teammates. The event was a success. Craig, you were so friendly, kind, chill, sociable, easy to talk to, intelligent, emotionally resilient, and athletic. I remember telling my dad, riding home in his Yukon after our practices and games, how much of an all-around asset you were to the team. Your catching and passing ability, agility, aggression, stamina, and pain threshold made you one of our best players. I know if you were still around, you would have accomplished so much personally, academically, and professionally. And I know, if you were still around, by now we would have already BEEN became very good friends. It saddens and frustrates me that you’re not here with us. But you went out with courage and honor! I will forever respect you for that. I love and miss you Craig. May your body rest in peace, impact be immortalized, and spirit live on in heaven brotha 🙏🏽 I know you’ve been juking angels and breaking ankles.
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