Ploeger was born Kurt Alan Ploeger on December 1, 1962 in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Ploeger was drafted in the sixth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. During the 1986 NFL season he was a member of the Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers, and finally the Buffalo Bills, though he would not see any playing time in a game during his time there. The following season he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
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