Tim Krumrie’s wait is finally over. Some 24 years after becoming eligible for the game’s highest honor, the man who set the standard for defensive players at the University of Wisconsin is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Krumrie’s election became official Friday with the National Football Foundation’s announcement of the 16 members, 14 players and two coaches, that comprise the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.
The 55-year-old Krumrie will become the tenth Wisconsin player to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame and the first Badger defensive player to do so.
Krumrie was selected in the tenth round of the 1983 NFL Draft by Cincinnati and helped lead the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Krumrie finished his NFL career with 1,017 tackles and 34.5 sacks. He went on to spend 15 seasons in the NFL as an assistant coach with the Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
Krumrie was also a two-year member of the Wisconsin wrestling team and was enshrined into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.