Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 50, Tim Krumrie


As the countdown to the first Wisconsin football game of the season continues, Badger of Honor is taking a look at Badgers by the numbers, checking in on a different Badger or Badgers players who wore the number corresponding with the remaining days until the Badgers head to Texas to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday, Sept. 5.

Next up in our countdown, signifying 50 days until college football is back, is Tim Krumrie.

Krumrie, from Mondovi, Wisconsin, spent 1979 to 1982 with the Badgers, and became one of the best defensive linemen in school history.

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He still holds the school record for most career tackles by a defensive lineman — 444 — and that number is third all time among all positions in school history. He also tops the school record list with 276 career solo tackles.

In each of his four seasons at UW Krumrie was the Badgers leading tackler. He was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, and was a consensus All-American in 1981. He was a team captain as a senior in 1982.

Krumrie started all 46 games of his UW career.

Following college, Krumrie was a 10th round draft pick — No. 276 overall — in the 193 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He enjoyed a long NFL career from 1983 to 1994, the entirety spent with the Bengals.

He was twice a Pro Bowler (1987, 1988), a First Team All-Pro in 1988, and a Second Team All-Pro in 1987.

Krumrie and the Bengals played in Super Bowl XXIII. He totaled 1,018 tackles, 34.5 sacks and 13 fumble recoveries in his NFL career.

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Krumrie has coached in the NFL and UFL following his playing career.

In 1999 Krumrie was enshrined in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

Since 2009, the Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net has handed out the Tim Krumrie Award to the best high school senior defensive lineman in Wisconsin.

Who wore No. 50 first?

• Center C.E. Conry first wore No. 50 for the Badgers in 1927.

Who wears No. 50 now?

• Incoming freshman linebacker Chris Orr from Green Bay will wear no. 50 this season.

Who wore No. 50 last?

• Outside linebacker Josh Harrison last wore No. 50 in the 2014-15 season for the Badgers.

Stay tuned to Badger of Honor as we continue our daily countdown in preparation of the season opener against Alabama.

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