Dave Kruger

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David Kruger
No. -- – Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-17) May 17, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Orem, Utah
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: --
Sacks: --
Interceptions: --
Forced fumbles: --
Player stats at NFL.com

David Kruger[1] (born May 17, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He graduated from the University of Utah. He played college football at Utah where he was a captain in his senior year. He is the brother of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Joe Kruger. He signed with the Cleveland Browns after the 2013 NFL Draft as a undrafted free agent.

Early years[edit]

Kruger attended Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah.[1] He was named to the All-State, All-region and All-valley in his Senior season in high school.[1] In his Junior season at high school, He led the class 5A in sacks in the regular season and He also had 13 sacks in his senior season.[1] He also was ranked as the 48th prospect among Defensive tackles in the nation by Scout.com.[1][2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
David Kruger
Defensive tackle
Orem, Utah Timpanogos High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 264 lb (120 kg) 5 Jan 18, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 48 (DT)   Rivals: 25 (DT), 2 (UT)
  • ‡ 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 finished college with a total of 116 tackles, 5 sacks and one forced fumble.[3] In his Freshman season, he was selected to the Rivals.com second-team Freshman All-American team.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On April 27, 2013, He signed Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent at the end of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 25, 2013.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Paul and Jennifer Kruger and has three brothers and two sisters.[1][7] His brother Paul Kruger currently plays Defensive End for the New Orleans Saints and his younger brother Joe Kruger is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad.]].[7] He is now a Real Estate Agent at Time Real Estate.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Utah Utes profile". utahutes.cstv.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ "David Kruger Scout.com Profile". scout.com. 
  3. ^ "Dave Kruger College Statistics". sports-reference.com. 
  4. ^ "Rivals.com 2009 Freshman All-America team". rivals.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Browns release DE Dave Kruger, 3 others to reduce roster to 84, must be at 75 by Tuesday". foxnews.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Browns waive Paul Kruger's brother". espn.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Football: Kruger brotherhood brings more to the field". dailyutahchronicle.com. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 

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