Scottish-raised Tom Craig, signed from Stockport County, played in Exeter City’s first official game as a professional club against Millwall in the Southern League in September 1908. He went on to make 51 league appearances for the club.Although born in Manchester, his family was Scottish and he lived in Scotland from the age of two. He started with Glencairn and, whilst still in his teens, signed for Middlesbrough where he featured in two Football League matches. He moved to Stockport County in 1906/07 and was a regular for the Second Division side making 36 appearances.
Joining an Exeter City recently elected to the Southern League in 1908, he was a member of the team that faced Millwall on 2 September 1908 in the club's first-ever game in the professional ranks. Staking his place immediately, Tom only missed two league games all season although he was only to make thirteen league appearances during his second and final season with City in 1909/10.
He is also beleived to have been with Falkirk and Sunderland earlier in his career.