Class of 2007

Born: March 17, 1957 in Pompano Beach, Florida

Category: Football

Krauss was a three-year letterman at linebacker for the University of Alabama. In 1977, he led the team in tackles with 91 and in 1978 he was second with 112. In the 1979 Sugar Bowl, he stopped a Penn State running back on 4th and 1, preventing a touchdown and sealing the National Championship for Alabama. He was named All SEC in 1977 and 1978, All-American in 1978, and was named to Alabama’s All-Century team. He was drafted in the first round (6th overall) by Baltimore and was captain of the Colts defense from 1979-1988. In 1984, he was named team MVP. He completed his career with the Miami Dolphins where he led the team in tackles and captained the defense. He was named the Dolphins Most Valuable Player in 1989. He amassed more than 1,000 tackles during his career.