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.

John Kropke
No. 73
Born: (1966-01-03) January 3, 1966 (age 54)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)DT/DE
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight278 lb (126 kg)
CollegeIllinois State
Career history
As coach
2000Eureka Red Devils (LB)
2001–2004Eureka Red Devils (DL)
2005Winnipeg Blue Bombers DL
2006–2007Montreal Alouettes (DL)
2008–2011Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DL)
2012–presentChicago Maroons (DL)
As player
19891995Ottawa Rough Riders
1996Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1997Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL Northern All-Star (1995)
  • 2× Intergold CFLPA All-Star (1996, 1997)
CFL East All-Star1992, 1993, 1994
Career stats
Tackles316
Quarterback sacks31
Interceptions4
Fumbles recovered3
Total TDs3

College careerEdit

Kropke played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds. He earned AP Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1987.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Kropke played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1989 to 1995.[2] He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1996.[2] He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1997, retiring after the season.[2][3]

Coaching careerEdit

Kropke served as linebackers coach of the Eureka Red Devils of Eureka College in 2000 before coaching the defensive line from 2001 to 2004.[3] He was defensive line coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2005.[3] He served as defensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes from 2006 to 2007.[3] Kropke was defensive line coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2008 to 2011.[4][5] He has been defensive line coach of the Chicago Maroons of the University of Chicago since 2012.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "John Kropke". uchicago.edu. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "John Kropke". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kropke Becomes Alouettes' Defensive Line Coach, Nine-year CFL Veteran Joins Als After Stint with Blue Bombers". marketwired.com. January 10, 2006. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "TICATS SET 2008 COACHING STAFF". montrealalouettes.com. February 12, 2008. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats' 2011 Season". cfldb.ca. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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