Utah DL Kruger seeks to join brother in NFL
January 2, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah defensive end Joe Kruger has opted not to return for his senior season and instead will enter the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-7, 280-pound junior played in 37 of 38 games for the Utes from 2010 to 2012, with 14 starts. He led Utah with six sacks this season and had eight tackles for loss.
Joe is the youngest of three Kruger brothers. Paul plays linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens and Dave just finished his Utah career as a four-year starting defensive tackle.
Joe Kruger says it was ``priceless'' playing alongside brother Dave but he now is ready to pursue a lifelong dream of suiting up in the NFL.
The school released a statement from Joe Kruger and coach Kyle Whittingham on Wednesday.
Kruger's decision to turn pro is another blow for the Utes defensive line. Nose tackle Star Lotulelei just completed his senior year and figures to be one of the top picks in the April draft.
The Associated Press News Service
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