He is from the same home town, Sheldon, Iowa, as Olympic gold medalist and University of Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands. Kruger attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he was a Division II student-athlete in both football and track and field. AG is the youngest child of Al and Linda Kruger. AG married his wife Laura in the fall of 2007. The two had their first child, a son, Alfred George Kruger IV in August 2011.