Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Charlie Krueger

Charlie Krueger

Details

  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Texas A&M
  • High School: Caldwell, TX (Caldwell HS)
  • Years: 1955-1957
  • Inducted: 1983
  • Place of Birth: Caldwell, TX
  • Date of Birth: Jan 28, 1937
  • Jersey Number: 78
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 215

Member Biography

Charlie Krueger had three great years as a 6-4, 215-pound tackle for Texas A&M. In 1955, he was Sophomore Lineman of the Year in the Southwest Conference. Next came two years as All-America and, in 1957, the role of Texas A&M co-captain with John David Crow. He was captain of the 1958 College All-Star team, which beat the Detroit Lions 35- 19. Krueger was listed in Who's Who in Colleges and Universities for qualities of scholarship and leadership. Many years after graduating, he said, "I owe Texas A&M a lot. I received a great education and a military commission." He served 10 years in the Army Reserve, retiring as captain. He played professionally 15 years with the San Francisco 49ers and settled in Clayton, California, where he was known for his work with Easter Seals, March of Dimes, and Max Baer Heart Fund. He developed an interest in opera and symphony music and worked with committees for the arts. His wife, the former Kris Adler, was the daughter of the director of the San Francisco Opera. Krueger was named to the Southwest Conference 50-year team, covering 1919-1968. He was called a "quiet, strong player." He came to Texas A&M from high school in Caldwell, Texas. Krueger credited his success to Bear Bryant, his coach all three of his varsity years at Texas A&M.