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  Dave Kruger
Dave Kruger

Player Profile
Hometown:
Orem, Utah

High School:
Timpanogos HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 300

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
05/17/1990

Experience:
4VL

06/10/2013

Position Breakdown and 2013 Football Preview Part 2 - Defense and Special Teams

Talent runs deep on 2013 roster

11/12/2012

Football Hosts Arizona in Final Home Game Saturday

Seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremony.

10/22/2012

Quotes from Kyle Whittingham's Weekly Press Conference

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham meets with the press and answers questions during his weekly press conference.

08/27/2012

Football Opens Season Thursday vs. No. Colorado

First football game televised on Pac-12 Network

08/13/2012

Utes in Final Week of Camp

Nine practices in six days

08/30/2012

Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

10/15/2011

Utah at Pittsburgh

Utah at Pittsburgh

UTAH: Four-year starting defensive tackle ... played in 49 of 51 games (missing two with injury) from 2009-12 and started in 37.

2012-Played in 11 games with 10 starts ... missed the season finale against Colorado with an ankle injury ... season-high six tackles against USC ... five tackles and an assisted sack against BYU.

2011-Played in all 12 regular season games, starting in the last 10 at tackle ... missed the Sun Bowl with an infected knee ... 22 tackles with 1.5 TFL and one sack ... four tackles with a sack against Arizona State ... three tackles included an assisted TFL against Washington ... three tackles against Colorado.

2010-Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at nose tackle ... 27 total tackles with two TFL and a half sack ... season-high six tackles against Pittsburgh ... three tackles vs. Air Force, BYU and Boise State... two tackles included a half sack against San Jose State.

2009-Rivals.com second-team Freshman All-American ... played in all 13 games and started the last seven at tackle ... 37 total tackles included 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... 13 tackles with 1.5 TFL in first career start vs. Air Force ... eight tackles against TCU ... had a 9-yard sack with two tackles and a forced fumble vs. UNLV ... assisted sack and a fumble recovery against Louisville.

2008-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-state, all-region and all-valley defensive end as a senior in 2007 ... three-year starter for Timpanogos High (Utah) ... led class 5A in sacks as a junior and had 13 sacks as a senior ... ranked No. 48 in the nation at his position by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Jennifer Kruger ... father played football for Oregon State ... three brothers and two sisters ... brother Paul, an all-conference defensive end for Utah in 2008, was a second-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens where he is now in his fourth season ... brother Joe is a junior defensive end for Utah ... brother-in-law Tony Bergstrom, an all-Pac-12 offensive lineman for the Utes in 2011, was a third-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders ... sociology major ... full name is David Brent Kruger ... born May 17, 1990.

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