Joe Kruger
No. 73     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-04) June 4, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Orem, Utah
High School: Pleasant Grove (UT)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 212
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Philadelphia Eagles ( 2013–present)
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     --
Sacks     --
Interceptions     --
Forced fumbles     --

Jonathan Wells Kruger[1] (born June 4, 1992) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Utah. He is the younger brother of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger and Free Agent defensive end Dave Kruger.

Early years[edit | edit source]

He attended Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a first team and all-conference in his senior season. He was ranked among the top 25 defensive end prospects by [1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Joe Kruger
Defensive End
Orem, Utah Pleasant Grove High School 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.91 Nov 18,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 95 (DE)   Rivals: 23 (DE), NR (National), 3 (Utah)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College career[edit | edit source]

He played college football at Utah. He finished college with a total of 69 tackles, 9 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and one interception.[2] On January 3, 2013, Kruger announced he would skip his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

2013 NFL Combine[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 269 lb34 3/8 in10 in 4.83 s 34.0 in 9 ft 9 in 24 reps

Kruger was selected 6th in the 7th round of the NFL Draft (212 overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles.[3] He was placed on injured reserve on August 30, 2013 and will miss the 2013 season.

Personal[edit | edit source]

He has two older brothers: Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger and free agent defensive end Dave Kruger.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Utah Profile".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Joe Kruger college statistics". Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "" defined multiple times with different content
  3. Wodraska, Lya (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Utah’s Joe Kruger picked by Eagles". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 27, 2013.

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