Oscar Kruger
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1932-12-24)December 24, 1932
Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta
Date of death: July 4, 2010(2010-07-04) (aged 77)
Place of death: Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Oskar Kruger (December 24, 1932 – July 4, 2010) was a defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 to 1965 of the Canadian Football League.[1] Brought up in Edmonton, Kruger played for the Edmonton Wildcats in 1953 and then in 1954 for the Edmonton Eskimos. According to Edmonton Eskimo records, he "played 12 seasons at safety and ended his career with 46 interceptions and 16 fumble recoveries."[2] Kruger was also a boxing champion for Alberta. While playing football, he attended the University of Alberta from which he graduated with a law degree.[2] He was a West Division All-Star in 1957, 1958, 1961 and 1962, and in 1963 was Kruger was named the Eskimos’ Top Canadian before retiring in 1965.[2] His name is honoured on the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour on the Commonwealth Stadium.[2][3]

After his football career, Kruger practiced law in Edmonton after obtaining his degree from the University of Alberta.


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