Barry Krauss
Date of birth: (1957-03-17) March 17, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick 6
 As player:
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
Miami Dolphins
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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.

Early yearsEdit

Krauss was born and reared in Pompano Beach, Florida;[1] he was a star football player at Pompano Beach High School from 1972–1975.[2]

College careerEdit

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 The University 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.[3] Krauss was selected MVP of the game for his efforts.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Krauss was the first round draft choice (6th overall pick) in 1979 for the Baltimore Colts.[4] He played ten years in the NFL with the Colts, and played his final season with the Miami Dolphins.[3][4] In 11 seasons, he played in 152 games and had 8 sacks and 6 interceptions.

After footballEdit

Today he is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker based in Carmel, Indiana.[1] In 2007, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.[2]


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