Jim Criner - Early Life and Playing Career

Early Life and Playing Career

Criner was born in Lurton, Arkansas, and was a four-sport athlete at Coachella Valley High School in Thermal, California. He attended Palo Verde Junior College where he was a JC All-American at linebacker. He transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was an All-American at linebacker, and played fullback as well.

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