Tim Krumrie


Position: Defensive Lines

This FBU Defensive Line Coach brings 27 years of NFL experience as either a player or a coach. Tim Krumrie’s fiery coaching style mixes a hands-on approach with high-intensity drills.Former Chiefs DE Jared Allen developed into a Pro Bowl performer under Krumrie’s tutelage, leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2007 and receiving All-Pro honors. DE Tamba Hali registered a team-high 8.0 sacks and won the team’s Mack Lee Hill Rookie of the Year Award as the club’s top rookie in 2006. Hali was third in the NFL with six forced fumbles.

During his tenure with Buffalo, DE Aaron Schobel racked up 12.0 sacks in 2005. In addition, the Bills twice finished second in the NFL in total defense, allowing 269.6 yards per game in 2003 and 264.3 yards per game in 2004. During that time DT Sam Adams regained his All Pro status. Buffalo also registered a league-high 39 takeaways in 2004.

Prior to his work with the Bills, Krumrie spent 20 seasons in the Cincinnati organization as both a player and coach. He spent eight seasons (’95-02) as an assistant coach for the Bengals, including the final seven coaching the defensive line. Prior to that, he enjoyed a 12-year career (’83-94) as an All-Pro defensive tackle with Cincinnati. Krumrie had the opportunity to play for and work with one of the NFL’s most respected defensive coaches in Dick LeBeau, who served as defensive coordinator during Krumrie’s tenure as a player for Cincinnati and held the titles of defensive coordinator and head coach during Krumrie’s stint as an assistant coach with the Bengals. Krumrie helped the Bengals establish a club record with 48.0 sacks in 2001. He was also credited for assisting in the rapid development of DE Justin Smith, who recorded 15.0 sacks in his first two NFL seasons under Krumrie’s guidance in 2001-02.

A 10th-round pick by the Bengals in the ‘83 NFL Draft, Krumrie never missed a game in his 12-year career aside from the strike-shortened ‘87 campaign. The two-time Pro Bowler appeared in 193 career games (166 starts), including five postseason starts and was part of the Bengals Super Bowl XXIII squad. He represented the AFC in the Pro Bowl following the ‘87 and ‘88 campaigns.

Krumrie suffered a severe leg injury during Super Bowl XXIII following the ‘88 season, but returned to start the opening game of the ‘89 campaign. He went on to play six more seasons with a steel rod in that injured leg and led the team with 97 tackles in ‘92. Krumrie concluded his playing career following the ‘94 campaign after compiling 1,017 tackles (700 solo), 34.5 sacks (-238.0 yards), 13 fumble recoveries, 11 forced fumbles and 10 passes defensed.

Enshrined in the University of Wisconsin Hall of Fame in ‘99, Krumrie was a three-time All-Big Ten defensive tackle for the Badgers. He still holds the school records for most career solo tackles with 276 and most career tackles by a defensive lineman with 444. He was also named defensive MVP of the Badgers ‘82 Independence Bowl win over Kansas State. A member of the Wisconsin wrestling team in ‘79 and ‘80, he finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships as a sophomore heavyweight.

Playing Career

  • College: Wisconsin
  • Drafted: 1983 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
  • Cincinnati Bengals (1983-1994)

Coaching Career

  • Cincinnati Bengals (1995-02)
  • Buffalo Bills (2003-05)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2006-09)
  • Hartford Colonials (2011)
  • Virginia Destroyers (2012)

Career Highlights

  • Second-Team All-Pro selection (1987)
  • First-Team All-Pro selection (1988)
  • 2× Pro Bowl selection (1987, 1988)