Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1954 to 1965), he played at the defensive back (safety) position in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos. A versatile athlete, Kruger participated in basketball, was a former provincial boxing champion, and played one season with the Edmonton Wildcats junior team (1953), before joining the Eskimos in 1954. During the course of his career, he developed into a physical presence, inflicting punishing hits and tackles on opposing players he defended against. He achieved All-Star status four-times (1957, 1958, 1961 and 1962), was a member of three Grey Cup Championship Teams (1954 to 1956), and was in contention for the Schenley Award in 1963. Kruger attained his law degree from the University of Alberta, and was a practicing attorney following his football career. He was enshrined into the Eskimo Wall of Honor at Commonwealth Stadium in 1992.
Bio by: C.S.