Tim Krumrie

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Tim Krumrie
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No. 69
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
Debuted in 1983
Last played in 1994
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks34.5
Fumble recoveries13
Games188
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Tim Krumrie
Tim Krumrie.JPG
No. 69
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
Debuted in 1983
Last played in 1994
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks34.5
Fumble recoveries13
Games188
Stats at NFL.com

Timothy Alan Krumrie (born May 20, 1960) is a former American football nose tackle who played his entire NFL career for the Cincinnati Bengals, from 1983 through 1994. Krumrie played high school football in Mondovi, Wisconsin and college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Early years[edit]

Krumrie was raised on a dairy farm outside of Mondovi, Wisconsin.

College career[edit]

Krumrie was a three-time All-Big Ten defensive tackle for the Wisconsin Badgers. He still holds the school records for most career solo tackles with 276 and most career tackles by a defensive lineman with 444. He was also named defensive MVP of the Badgers 1982 Independence Bowl win over Kansas State. A member of the Wisconsin wrestling team in 1979 and 1980, he finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships as a sophomore heavyweight. Krumrie was enshrined in the University of Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1999.

Professional career[edit]

Krumrie was selected to the Pro Bowl twice, in 1987 and 1988, and assisted the Bengals to one Super Bowl appearance. He finished his career with 34 sacks and 13 fumble recoveries for 35 return yards in 188 games. At the time of his retirement, his 34 sacks were the fourth highest in franchise history.

Krumrie is perhaps remembered mostly for the severely broken leg he suffered during Super Bowl XXIII where the Bengals played the San Francisco 49ers. As Krumrie came off a block from 49er offensive linemen Jesse Sapolu and Randy Cross, he went to make a tackle on ballcarrier Roger Craig. When his foot was planted in the ground, the pressure his weight put on his ankle joint caused his lower leg to snap above the joint. The injury was severe enough that an inflatable splint had to be brought out onto the field to stabilize the leg and Krumrie was diagnosed with a broken tibia and fibula. Despite his injury, Krumrie refused to go to the hospital, insisting on staying in the locker room and watching the game on television, only leaving when the paramedics told him he might go into shock. After a 15-inch steel rod was surgically implanted to stabilize the leg, Krumrie was ready by the 1989 regular season, and played six more years with a steel rod in that injured leg and led the team with 97 tackles in 1992. Krumrie concluded his playing career following the 1994 campaign after compiling 1,017 tackles (700 solo), 34.5 sacks (-238.0 yards), 13 fumble recoveries, 11 forced fumbles and 10 passes defensed.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring in 1994, Krumrie joined the Bengals organization as defensive line coach. Krumrie was also the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills under head coach Mike Mularkey. After his dismissal from Buffalo, he was the defensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs until his dismissal on January 5, 2010. In April 2011, Tim Krumrie joined Jerry Glanville's staff as DL coach for the UFL Hartford Colonials.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Krumrie and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Kelly and Dexter.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Krumrie joins Jerry Glanville in UFL". ProFootballTalk NBC. 2011-04-12.