Former Bengals defensive lineman Tim Krumrie was named the Hartford Colonials' defensive line coach on Tuesday. The Colonials, a team in the United Football League, will be head coached by former Falcons head coach Jerry Glanville.
Krumrie, the team's 10th round pick during the 1983 NFL Draft, spent his entire playing career with the Cincinnati Bengals. A two-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro selection (1988), Krumrie joined the organization as the team's defensive line coach after his retirement in 1994. From Bengals fans, he's best known for his toughness.
Krumrie is best known for not missing a game after suffering one of the most horrific injuries ever in Super Bowl XXIII at the end of the 1988 season, grotesque broken bones that put a steel rod in his leg. But he didn't miss a game for the rest of his career and when he roared out of Riverfront Stadium on the Harley the Bengals gave him at halftime of the 1994 finale, only Riley (207), linebacker Reggie Williams (206), and quarterback Ken Anderson (192) had played more than his 188 games. His streak of 122 straight is fourth-longest in club history behind punters Lee Johnson (169) and Pat McInally (149), and Williams (137).
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