Former Ohio State Buckeye running back Jerry Krall has died at age 92

Joey Kaufman
Family photo of Jerry Krall (Provided by Ohio State University)

Jerry Krall, the leading rusher on Ohio State’s first Rose Bowl winning team who went on to a brief NFL career, has died. He was 92.

The school said Krall died Sunday in Rossford.

Krall played at Ohio State from 1945 until 1949, becoming one of its first four-year lettermen. He rushed for 606 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 1949 as the Buckeyes won the Big Ten and reached the Rose Bowl, where they defeated California 17-14.

Ohio State had lost previously to California in its first Rose Bow trip to conclude the 1920 season.

A Toledo native, Krall played three seasons in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and then-Chicago Cardinals.


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