Date of birth: (1948-09-14) September 14, 1948 (age 71)
Place of birth: Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 9 / Pick: 209
Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers
CFL East All-Star: 1973, 1978, 1979
Playing stats at

Carl Crennel (born September 14, 1948) is a former linebacker in the National Football League, and the Canadian Football League. He played for one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL, and for several different teams in the CFL, most notably Montreal Alouettes from 1972-1979; he won two Grey Cup championships with the Alouettes, and one with the Edmonton Eskimos. He was drafted in the 1970 NFL Draft out of West Virginia, where he captained the Mountaineers to a 10-1 record in 1969 and a victory in the Peach Bowl; he was named MVP in the game. [1][2] In 1998 Crennel was made a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

He is the younger brother of Romeo Crennel, former head coach of the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs.


  1. "Carl Crennel". Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  2. "Carl Crennel". A History of the Integration of Sports at West Virginia University. West Virginia University. Archived from the original on April 10, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  3. Walker, Greg. "Carl Crennel". WVU Sports Hall of Fame. West Virginia University Sports. Retrieved January 1, 2013.


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