John Kropke
Date of birth: (1966-01-03) January 3, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DT/DE
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL Northern All-Star (1995)
  • 2× Intergold CFLPA All-Star (1996, 1997)
CFL East All-Star: 1992, 1993, 1994
Career stats
Tackles     316
Quarterback sacks     31
Interceptions     4
Fumbles recovered     3
Total TDs     3

John Kropke (born January 3, 1966) is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at Illinois State University.

College careerEdit

Kropke played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds. He earned AP Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1987.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Kropke played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1989 to 1995.[2] He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1996.[2] He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1997, retiring after the season.[2][3]

Coaching careerEdit

Kropke served as linebackers coach of the Eureka Red Devils of Eureka College in 2000 before coaching the defensive line from 2001 to 2004.[3] He was defensive line coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2005.[3] He served as defensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes from 2006 to 2007.[3] Kropke was defensive line coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2008 to 2011.[4][5] He has been defensive line coach of the Chicago Maroons of the University of Chicago since 2012.[1]


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