Criner was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2011 after catching 75 passes for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns in eleven games for the Wildcats. He ranked sixth in the conference with 86.91 receiving yards per game and was eighth in total receiving yards. He had five 100-yard receiving yard games on the year and three games in which he had multiple touchdowns. Criner is Arizona's career record holder with 32 receiving touchdowns and is number four all-time in career receptions (209) and receiving yards (2,859). He posted 11 career 100-yard receiving games and five games with ten or more catches.
May miss 2011 season with a serious medical condition. First-team All-Pac-10 and second-team SI.com/cbssports.com All-America honors in 2010... 82 catches for 1,233 yards and 11 scores, one of best seasons in UA history... Five 100-yard game and three others at 95-plus... Tied school record (Mike Thomas 83-1088) with 11 TD grabs in '10...Top 10 all-time on UA career receptions, yards and TDs, plus single-season in those categories... Scored in nine games in 2010... Six career 100-yard games and three double-digit receptions... 85-yard TD catch at Eugene seventh-longest pass play in UA history... Coaches POW for Oregon and OSU games.
Second on club with 45 receptions for 582 yards and team-high nine scores in 2009... The touchdowns tied for No. 5 on UA single-season receiving TD chart... Had huge game with 12 receptions for 152 yards against Stanford, although did not get in the end zone... That game tied him with many others for the second-most catches in single-game UA history... Had career-high three touchdown receptions against Oregon in near-winning effort... Six grabs for 71 yards and the game-winning touchdown at the Coliseum in Dec. 5 victory over No. 20 Southern California... Rushed three times for 39 yards against UCLA and three times for 19 yards against the Trojans... Seven carries for 62 yards in sweep action... Caught a pass in all but the WSU game in 2009... A couple more TDs will put him in UA's all-time career top 10 for career scoring receptions... Career highs: 12-152 against Stanford `09, 3 TD against Oregon `09, 3-39 rushing against UCLA, 3-19 at USC `09.
In 2008 he started the first two games of the year and the California game... Played in all 13 games... Potentially UA's top big receiver for coming years... Season Highs: 4-45 receiving against Toledo... 1 touchdown catch at New Mexico in fourth quarter... 1 tackle against California and WSU... 28-yard catch at UNM... One of two Las Vegas recruits in the 2008 class along with running back Keola Antolin.
Canyon Springs High School, Las Vegas, Nev., 2008... Voted to the Las Vegas Sun All-Decade Team in early January 2010 for his prep accomplishments... Class 4A All-Sunrise Region first-team offense... Two-time all-state... PrepStar All-West... Big receiver with decent speed, Criner caught 58 passes for 1,631 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year for coach Matt Jenkins... Catches and yardage was top in state... Team scoring leader with 172 points including 10 PATs... Had 36 catches for 788 yards his junior year on an 8-4 squad... Noted basketball player.
Academic major is family studies and human development... Recruited by former coach Michael Smith... Date of birth Dec. 12, 1989.