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Ken Kranz
No. 42     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1923-09-12) September 12, 1923 (age 96)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Wisconsin–Milwaukee
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 21 / Pick: 203
Debuted in 1949 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1949 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Games played     7
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Andrew Kranz (born September 12, 1923) is a former NFL football player.[1]

Kranz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Custer High School.[2] He went on to play football for four years at the Milwaukee State Teachers College, currently known as the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The Green Bay Packers selected Kranz in the 21st round of the 1949 NFL Draft. Kranz played defensive back for the Packers in six or seven games of the 1949 season before leaving the team to return to school.[3][4] He earned $3,500 for the season.[5]

Kranz went on to teach for 32 years at Browning Elementary School of Milwaukee Public Schools. As of 2004 he lived in Sussex, Wisconsin.[5]

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