UTAH: All-conference candidate prepares to start for his fourth year at defensive tackle ... has played in 38 of 39 games since his freshman season, starting 27 ... bulked up 15 pounds in the off season.
2011-Played in all 12 regular season games, starting in the last 10 at tackle ... missed the Sun Bowl with an infected knee ... 22 tackles with 1.5 TFL and one sack ... four tackles with a sack against Arizona State ... three tackles included an assisted TFL against Washington ... three tackles against Colorado.
2010-Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at nose tackle ... 27 total tackles with two TFL and a half sack ... season-high six tackles against Pittsburgh ... three tackles vs. Air Force, BYU and Boise State... two tackles included a half sack against San Jose State.
2009-Rivals.com second-team Freshman All-American ... played in all 13 games and started the last seven at tackle ... 37 total tackles included 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... 13 tackles with 1.5 TFL in first career start vs. Air Force ... eight tackles against TCU ... had a 9-yard sack with two tackles and a forced fumble vs. UNLV ... assisted sack and a fumble recovery against Louisville.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state, all-region and all-valley defensive end as a senior in 2007 ... three-year starter for Timpanogos High (Utah) ... led class 5A in sacks as a junior and had 13 sacks as a senior ... ranked No. 48 in the nation at his position by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Jennifer Kruger ... father played football for Oregon State ... three brothers and two sisters ... brother Paul, an all-conference defensive end for Utah in 2008, was a second-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens where he is now in his fourth season ... brother Joe is a junior defensive end for Utah ... brother-in-law Tony Bergstrom, an all-Pac-12 offensive lineman for the Utes in 2011, was a third-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders ... sociology major ... full name is David Brent Kruger ... born May 17, 1990.
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