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|Date of birth:||March 17, 1957|
|Place of birth:||Pompano Beach, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Pompano Beach (FL)|
|NFL draft:||1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
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. Krauss was selected MVP of the game for his efforts.
Krauss was the first round draft choice (6th overall pick) in 1979 for the Baltimore Colts. He played ten years in the NFL with the Colts, and played his final season with the Miami Dolphins. In 11 seasons, he played in 152 games and had 8 sacks and 6 interceptions.
He will do Indianapolis Colts preseason games alongside veteran Hoosiers broadcaster, Don Fischer, starting in 2013.