In Memory of Charlie Krueger 1937-2021
Caldwell, Texas native Charlie Krueger was a two-time All-America tackle at Texas A&M in 1956 & 1957. The 6'4", 215 lb. Krueger was also a two-time All-SWC selection in 1956 & 1957. He helped Coach Bear Bryant's 1956 Aggies earn a 9-0-1 record and the SWC championship. Krueger was captain of the 1958 College All-Star team that beat the Detroit Lions 35-19. In the 1958 NFL Draft he was the 8th pick overall by the San Francisco 49ers. He played defensive tackle for 15 seasons for the 49ers from 1959-1973. Krueger was All Pro three-time (1960, 1965 & 1970) and was selected to play in two Pro Bowls (1960 & 1964). His #70 jersey has been retired by the 49ers. Krueger's brother Rolf was also an All-American OT at Texas A&M in 1968. Krueger is a member of Texas A&M's Athletic Hall of Fame (1972) and was inducted into the College Football Hall Of Fame in 1983. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
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