Dave Kraayeveld

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Dave Kraayeveld
No. 92
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1955-10-26) October 26, 1955 (age 62)
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Milton College
Undrafted: 1978
Career history

Dave Kraayeveld (born October 26, 1955) was a player in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks in 1978 as a defensive end and defensive tackle. He played at the collegiate level at Milton College and the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.

Early life[edit]

Kraayeveld was born David Ray Kraayeveld on October 26, 1955 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.[1] He played football at the now-defunct Milton College and at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. His coach, Rudy Gaddini suggested Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys take a look at Kraayeveld whom Dallas scouts tested and put into their rookie camp for workouts.[2] He and Dave Krieg (who also played for the Seahawks) are the only two people to have attended Milton College to play in the NFL.


As a 23-year-old rookie, played defensive end against the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game on August 12, 1978.[3] The Seattle Seahawks claimed Kraayeveld off waivers later in the season.

12th Man[edit]

On October 29, 1978, when Denver Broncos missed field goal, a referee flagged the Seahawks for having a 12th man on the field. Kraayeveld was that 12th man. Used to the Dallas Cowboy policy of using the same defense on field goals as the previous down, he had remained on the field. The Broncos made the second attempt to win the game 20–17.[4]


Kraayeveld is the father of WNBA player Cathrine Kraayeveld, and is joint owner with his wife, Cynthia and his daughter, of a condominium in Bellevue, Washington.[5]


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/K/KraaDa20.htm
  2. ^ "Dave Kraayeveld". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dave Kraayeveld" (PDF). Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys August 12, 1978 Mile High Stadium. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Dave Kraayeveld. Tales from the Seattle Seahawks Sideline. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dave Kraayeveld". WA property tax assessment data, Bellevue, Washington. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

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