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Who Are Trenton Irwin Parents Craig Irwin And Ericka Irwin? Dad Is Hockey Player Turned Actor


Trenton Irwin with his parents Craig Irwin and Ericka Irwin during his high school graduation in 2015. He graduated from Hart High School, Santa Clarita, California.
Trenton Irwin with his parents Craig Irwin and Ericka Irwin during his high school graduation in 2015. He graduated from Hart High School, Santa Clarita, California.( Source : instagram )

Trenton Irwin parents Craig Irwin and Ericka Irwin raised him to be a football player. Craig Irwin was a hockey player before he was an actor.

The 26-year-old wide receiver for Cincinnati Bengals is descended from a family of athletes. From his great-grandfather to his father and now to him, the heritage of being an athlete has been passed down through the centuries in his family.

During a brief part of his career, his father, Craig, played ice hockey before becoming an actor. Irwin, therefore, spent his childhood acting in various television ads and commercials. Alongside his sister Alyssa and father Craig, Irwin had an appearance on the Bravo series "Sports Kids Moms & Dads" in 2005.

Trenton Irwin helped his team win the NFL match against Tennessee Titans by 16-20 on Sunday, November 27, as he made a sensational catch for 16 yards which eventually turned out to be one big catch crucial to win the game.

Trenton Irwin Parents Are Craig Irwin And Ericka Irwin

Trenton Irwin was born to his parents, father Craig Irwin and mother Ericka Irwin, in Glendale, California.

His father, Craig, is an actor and a former ice hockey player. Craig has four children with his wife, Ericka.

Trenton Irwin and his parents Craig and Ericka along with his two younger siblings during one of his game.
Trenton Irwin and his parents Craig and Ericka along with his two younger siblings during one of his game. ( Source : instagram )

Born on December 10, 1995, Trenton is not the only child of his parents, as he also has a sister named Alyssa and two younger siblings. 

His parents were thrilled when he signed up for Stanford Cardinal Football to play college football. Trenton was a four-star prospect and one of the most promising youngsters then. 

His father, most excited about his son joining the NCAA division football team, said, "Obviously, it's pretty awesome. It had been our No. 1 choice from the start. It was a long path to get there. But we're super excited."

Trenton Irwin parents raised him with three siblings in Glendale, California.
Trenton Irwin parents raised him with three siblings in Glendale, California. ( Source : instagram )

Throughout his recruiting, Irwin and his family paid Stanford several visits. Trenton was overjoyed, and his mother, Ericka, bounced around with happiness. 

Irwin's parents have always been a massive part of his career, starting from an early age when his father wanted him to be an actor. He appeared in a few shots with him but later chose to pursue a career in football.

Trenton Irwin Dad Craig Irwin Is Hockey Player Turned Actor

Bengals Trenton Irwin started acting because of his dad Craig Irwin. Craig played hockey at the start of his career but later ventured into acting.

Craig played hockey while growing up in the Flint, Michigan, region before moving to the west to pursue a career in acting. Football has become a treasured family tradition of his, but he chose to do it differently.

Trenton appeared in commercials when he was small, but as he grew up, he wanted to be a football player. One day, Irwin told his father, Craig, he no longer wanted to do acting and that his focus should only be on football.

Trenton Irwin Dad Craig Irwin initially started his career as a hockey player but later ventured in acting. Craig starred in The Mentalist (2008).
Trenton Irwin Dad Craig Irwin initially started his career as a hockey player but later ventured in acting. Craig starred in The Mentalist (2008). ( Source : instagram )

However, Craig has retired from acting, and now he looks after his family, his wife Ericka and two younger kids. According to his IMDb page, Craig has starred in a few hit movies such as Broken Bars (1995), The Mentalist (2008) starring Simon Bakker and the 2015 television series RocketJump: The Show.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Trenton is always thankful for his dad, as he has always been with him to help him achieve wonders in his career. Irwin would never make any critical career decision without asking his father or family. And they guide him to the right destination.

Trenton Irwin Comes From A Family Of Athletes

Trenton Irwin was born into a family of athletes. Sports is part of their family legacy.

The family has been active in sports and athleticism, starting with his great-grandparents. His great-grandfather Jack Keller played guard for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (now the Detroit Pistons) for two seasons in NBA in the 40s.

The Bengals wide receiver Trenton Irwin sister Alyssa Irwin is a soccer player who plays for UCSB women's soccer. Besides, he came from a family of athletes.
The Bengals wide receiver Trenton Irwin sister Alyssa Irwin is a soccer player who plays for UCSB women's soccer. Besides, he came from a family of athletes. ( Source : instagram )

Trenton's grandmother was a professional bowler who instilled some great sports ethics and norms in his father, Craig. Likewise, his grand uncle Harvey Freeman was a basketball player who played high school basketball with the Philadelphia A's of 1921 and later became a coach of Michigan High.

And his father, Craig, also had a short memory of his life spent on sports. He played hockey while growing up but decided to pursue an acting career.

Moreover, Irwin's sister Alyssa Irwin is a soccer player who plays for UC Santa Barbara Women's Soccer team. She has uploaded various pictures related to her soccer team on her Instagram. In the meantime, his little brother Shawn is fond of fishing.