|Date of birth:||June 4, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Orem, Utah|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Pleasant Grove (UT)|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 212|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Practice Squad|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jonathan Wells Kruger (born June 4, 1992) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. He played college football at Utah. He is the younger brother of free agent outside linebacker Paul Kruger and free agent defensive end Dave Kruger.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Orem, Utah||Pleasant Grove High School||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)||275 lb (125 kg)||4.83||Nov 18, 2008|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 95 (DE) Rivals: 23 (DE), NR (National), 3 (Utah)|
He played college football at Utah. He finished college with a total of 69 tackles, 9 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and one interception. On January 3, 2013, Kruger announced he would skip his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
2013 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 7 in
|34 3⁄8 in
|4.83 s||34.0 in
|9 ft 9 in
|All values from the NFL Combine |
Kruger was selected 6th in the 7th round of the NFL Draft (212 overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles. 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
Kruger was signed by the San Diego Chargers on August 25, 2014. He was released on August 29, 2014.
Green Bay Packers
Kruger was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on November 24, 2014. He was waived as a part of final roster cuts on September 3, 2015.
- "Utah Profile". utahutes.cstv.com.
- "Joe Kruger college statistics". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
- "Utah DL Joe Kruger skipping senior season, will enter NFL draft". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- Joe Kruger NFL Combine profile
- Wodraska, Lya (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Utah’s Joe Kruger picked by Eagles". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
- Packers sign DE Kruger to practice squad www.packers.com, Retrieved October 7, 2014