Former Ohio State Running Back Jerry Krall Dies at 92 Years Old

By Kevin Harrish on June 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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Ohio State lost a legend this week as former Buckeye running back Jerry Krall passed away at the age 92.

A four-year letterman at Ohio State, Krall was a do-it-all offensive weapon. His final season with the Buckeyes in 1949, he led the team in rushing, passing and receiving according to the Toledo Blade, and was a integral part of the team's 1950 Rose Bowl victory, rushing for 50 yards and throwing for 20.

The Ohio player of the year as a senior, Krall was highly recruited coming out of high school and narrowed his list to two potential colleges to Ohio State and Michigan before literally flipping a coin to decide his college future.

Krall had a brief stint in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Cardinals before retiring to a career in Virgil Gladieux’s food service business, according to The Blade.

Krall passed on Sunday peacefully and with his family by his side, according to an obituary by the Toledo Blade.

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