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Paul Kruger
OLB #99
Height:
6-4
Weight:
270
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Orem, UT
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 73 132 85 47 22 0 19 2 0 26 -- 26
2014 CLE 6 16 12 4 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 16 47 26 21 4.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 15 42 30 12 9 -- 6 1 0 0 -- 0
2011 BAL 16 15 12 3 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 11 1 1 0 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 9 11 4 7 0 -- 3 1 0 26 26 26

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

Paul Kruger was selected by the Ravens in the second round (57th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Career

  • Has 28 tackles (17 solo), 6.5 sacks, 1 INT, 8 PD and 2 FRs
  • Finished third on the team with a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2011
  • Recorded a career-high 2 sacks in the 30-27 victory vs. Ari. (10/30/11)
  • Produced his first-career sack in the 37-13 victory at Car. (11/21/10)
  • His first-career INT (returned for 26 yards) set up the game-winning FG in the 20-17 overtime win vs. Pit. (11/29/09)
  • Recorded his first-career FR, which led to a FG three plays later vs. NYJ 10/2/11          

2011: (16/0, 2/0) Finished third on the team with a career-high 5.5 sacks...Also produced a career-high 15 tackles (12 solo), 2 FRs and netted 2 PD for the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 ypg)...Baltimore was also second against the run (92.6 ypg) and the league’s top red zone defense

  • Recorded 1 tackle for a defense that allowed just 167 total yards and held the Colts to 14% (2-of-14) on third down in the 24-10 victory in game 13 vs. Ind. (12/11)
  • Recorded 1 tackle, a half sack (-4 yards) and a FR for a defense that held the Steelers to 70 rushing yards in the 23-20 win in game 8 at Pit. (11/6)

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions

Paul Kruger was selected by the Ravens in the second round (57th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Career

  • Has 28 tackles (17 solo), 6.5 sacks, 1 INT, 8 PD and 2 FRs
  • Finished third on the team with a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2011
  • Recorded a career-high 2 sacks in the 30-27 victory vs. Ari. (10/30/11)
  • Produced his first-career sack in the 37-13 victory at Car. (11/21/10)
  • His first-career INT (returned for 26 yards) set up the game-winning FG in the 20-17 overtime win vs. Pit. (11/29/09)
  • Recorded his first-career FR, which led to a FG three plays later vs. NYJ 10/2/11          

2011: (16/0, 2/0) Finished third on the team with a career-high 5.5 sacks...Also produced a career-high 15 tackles (12 solo), 2 FRs and netted 2 PD for the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 ypg)...Baltimore was also second against the run (92.6 ypg) and the league’s top red zone defense

  • Recorded 1 tackle for a defense that allowed just 167 total yards and held the Colts to 14% (2-of-14) on third down in the 24-10 victory in game 13 vs. Ind. (12/11)
  • Recorded 1 tackle, a half sack (-4 yards) and a FR for a defense that held the Steelers to 70 rushing yards in the 23-20 win in game 8 at Pit. (11/6)
  • Produced a career-high 2 sacks (-19 yards) for a defense that held the Cardinals to 18% on third down (2-of-11) and recorded 6 sacks in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)
  • Posted a solo tackle, a PD and his first-career FR (which led to a Ravens’ FG) for a defense that forced 4 turnovers and tied an NFL record with 3 defensive TDs in the 34-17 victory in game 4 vs. NYJ (10/2)
  • Saw action from scrimmage for a defense that forced a franchise-record 7 turnovers (4 FRs and 3 INTs) in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)
  • Posted 3 tackles and a sack (at NE in AFC Championship) for a team that forced 7 turnovers in two playoff games

2010: (11/0, 2/0) Posted 1 tackle, 1 sack and 2 PD

  • Recorded his first-career sack (-9 yards) for a defense that forced 2 fourth-quarter INTs, both returned for TDs, sealing the 37-13 win in game 10 at Car. (11/21)
  • Played from scrimmage, netting a PD, and on special teams in the 17-14 victory in game 4 at Pit. (10/3)
  • Played in both postseason games and netted 2 tackles and a half sack for a defense that forced 7 turnovers    

2009: (9/1, 0/0) Finished with 12 tackles, 4 PD and 1 INT for a squad that finished second in the AFC and third in the NFL in overall defense

  • Collected a tackle for a defense that tied a franchise record, forcing 6 turnovers, holding QB Jay Cutler to a Ravens’ franchise-record-low 7.9 QB rating in the 31-7 victory in game 14 vs. Chi. (12/20)
  • Started his first-career game and recorded a career-high 5 tackles in game 12 at GB (12/7)
  • Subbed and recorded 2 tackles, 2 PD and his first-career INT (returned for 26 yards), which set up the game-winning FG in the 20-17 overtime win in game 11 vs. Pit. (11/29)
  • Played in his first-career NFL game, posting 1 tackle for a defense that held the Patriots to 2.8 yards per rush and 40% on third-down conversions in game 4 at NE (10/4)

College: A two-year starter at DE, Kruger declared for the NFL Draft after his redshirt sophomore season...Finished his Utes career with 124 tackles (55 solo), 10.5 sacks (-74 yards), 3 FFs, 3 FRs and 2 INTs...Originally recruited to play QB, switched to defense following a two-year (2005-06) LDS Church mission in Kansas City, MO...As a sophomore in 2008, Kruger helped the Utes compile a 13-0 record that included a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama...Started all 13 games and ranked fifth on the team with 61 tackles (31 solo)...Also tallied a team-high 7.5 sacks (-32 yards), 2 FFs, 1 FR, 7 PD and 1 INT en route to earning honorable mention All-American honors by Sports Illustrated and College Football News...Was also an All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection...Helped lead a Utes’ defense that ranked 11th in the nation against the run (99.2 ypg) and 11th overall in total defense (289.2 ypg)...Started 11 of 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2007, earning second-team Freshman All-American honors by The Sporting News and Scout.com...Ranked fourth on the team with 63 tackles (24 solo), adding 3 sacks (-22 yards) and 7.5 TFL (-33 yards)...His 63 stops were the most among MWC freshmen linemen and the second-best freshman total at any position...Posting 2 FRs and 1 FF, he also returned an INT 24 yards and produced 5 PD...Spent his freshman season (2004) with the Utes playing QB on the scout team.

High School, Personal: Attended Timpanogos (Orem, UT) HS, where he lettered four years as a QB...Earned AII-American and All-Conference honors from several publications...Was rated as one of the nation’s top 30 QBs by Student Sports Magazine...Brother’s Dave (DT) and Joe (DE) play football at the University of Utah...Their father, Paul, played football at Oregon State, where their mother, Jennifer, was a member of the track and field team.

Community: The Kruger Care Foundation was founded in 2010 to assist individuals and organizations in enriching the lives of children and families who have been devastated by illness, injury and difficult challenges...A primary focus recognizes the need to support families and caregivers who carry a major portion of the burden of recovery after the lights dim on the immediate crisis…Kruger Care dedicated the 2011 Mountain Invitational to Dale Lawrence, a high school senior who was tragically injured during a wrestling match in Dec. 2010...Dale’s injury has paralyzed him from the neck down and confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life…The fundraiser supported the foundation’s goal to help raise $200,000 for a new wheelchair-accessible home for Dale and his family...Supports the Ravens’ charitable initiatives, including the ACT Auction Party, Countdown to Kickoff BBQ and A Purple Evening…In 2010, joined teammates Anquan Boldin, Morgan Cox and Billy Cundff in filling 200 backpacks with supplies for troops overseas...The project was a partnership of the Ravens, Under Armour and the Wounded Warrior Project…Served as a celebrity coach at the Baltimore Community Foundation Tennis Challenge in Dec. 2009.

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