Barry Krauss

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Barry Krauss
No. 55, 58
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-03-17) March 17, 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth: Pompano Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Pompano Beach (FL)
College: Alabama
NFL draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Richard Barry Krauss (born March 17, 1957) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for eleven seasons in the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Krauss was born and reared in Pompano Beach, Florida;[1] he was a star football player at Pompano Beach High School from 1972–1975.[2]

College career[edit]

Highly recruited out of high school, he played college football at the University of Alabama for the legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and was a key member of Alabama's 1978 National Championship football team. At the 1979 Sugar Bowl in one of the most famous plays in college football history, Krauss stopped Penn State running back Mike Guman short of the goal line late in the 4th quarter to help the Crimson Tide to the National Championship.[3] Krauss was selected MVP of the game for his efforts.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Krauss was the first round draft choice (6th overall pick) in 1979 for the Baltimore Colts.[4] He played ten years in the NFL with the Colts, and played his final season with the Miami Dolphins.[3][4] In 11 seasons, he played in 152 games and had 8 sacks and 6 interceptions.

After football[edit]

Today he is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker based in Carmel, Indiana.[1] In 2007, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

He will do Indianapolis Colts preseason games alongside veteran Hoosiers broadcaster, Don Fischer, starting in 2013.


  1. ^ a b c "Barry Krauss bio". AEI Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Athletic Accomplishments from Barry". Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Bio from Barry". Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Barry Krauss player profile". Retrieved 2010-04-28.