John Kropke (born January 3, 1966) is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at Illinois State University.
|Born:||January 3, 1966|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||278 lb (126 kg)|
|2000||Eureka Red Devils (LB)|
|2001–2004||Eureka Red Devils (DL)|
|2005||Winnipeg Blue Bombers DL|
|2006–2007||Montreal Alouettes (DL)|
|2008–2011||Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DL)|
|2012–present||Chicago Maroons (DL)|
|1989–1995||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1996||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL East All-Star||1992, 1993, 1994|
Kropke played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1989 to 1995. He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1996. He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1997, retiring after the season.
Kropke served as linebackers coach of the Eureka Red Devils of Eureka College in 2000 before coaching the defensive line from 2001 to 2004. He was defensive line coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2005. He served as defensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes from 2006 to 2007. Kropke was defensive line coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2008 to 2011. He has been defensive line coach of the Chicago Maroons of the University of Chicago since 2012.
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