Joe Kruger

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Joe Kruger
Free agent
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-04) June 4, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Orem, Utah
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Pleasant Grove (UT)
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 212
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles --
Sacks --
Interceptions --
Forced fumbles --
Stats at

Jonathan Wells Kruger[1] (born June 4, 1992) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. He played college football at Utah. He is the younger brother of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger and free agent defensive end Dave Kruger.

Early years[edit]

He attended Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a first team and all-conference in his senior season. He was ranked among the top 25 defensive end prospects by[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Joe Kruger
Defensive End
Orem, Utah Pleasant Grove High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.91 Nov 18, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 95 (DE)   Rivals: 23 (DE), NR (National), 3 (Utah)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

He played college football at Utah. He finished college with a total of 69 tackles, 9 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and one interception.[2] On January 3, 2013, Kruger announced he would skip his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 269 lb 34 3/8 in 10 in 4.83 s 34.0 in 9 ft 9 in 24 reps
All values from the NFL Combine [4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Kruger was selected 6th in the 7th round of the NFL Draft (212 overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was released on August 23, 2014.[5] He was placed on injured reserve on August 30, 2013 and missed the 2013 season. He was released on August 23, 2014.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Kruger was signed by the San Diego Chargers on August 25, 2014. He was released on August 29, 2014.


He has two older brothers: Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger and free agent defensive end Dave Kruger.


  1. ^ a b "Utah Profile". 
  2. ^ "Joe Kruger college statistics". 
  3. ^ "Utah DL Joe Kruger skipping senior season, will enter NFL draft". Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Joe Kruger NFL Combine profile
  5. ^ Wodraska, Lya (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Utah’s Joe Kruger picked by Eagles". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 

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