Monday, November 16, 2015

1975 Profile: Merv Krakau

Middle Linebacker
No. 52
Iowa State
"Krakau appeared in 11 games in 1974 and had a key pass interception against the New England Patriots in the Bills' 29-28 victory in Foxboro. The interception stopped the Patriots' scoring threat and the 37-yard return set up a Bills score.
His rapid development in 1973 made him one of the 'sleepers' in the Bills' 1973 draft. Merv started the first game of the '73 season at middle linebacker when Jim Cheyunski was injured, and appeared in all 14 games that year. He's a strong special team performer.
A defensive tackle for Johnny Majors at Iowa State, Krakau made the All-Big Eight squad and was a third team All-America choice of the Associated Press. He was Iowa State's outstanding defensive player in the Liberty Bowl game and a member of the Senior Bowl squad. He was named National Lineman of the Week for his performance against Nebraska in 1972; Merv's defensive effort against the Cornhuskers included two fumble recoveries, two fumbles caused, three pass deflections, two sacks of the quarterback, and 11 unassisted tackles.
Merv was a physical education major at Iowa State and has ambitions to be a coach and teacher after his playing career. Bowling, hunting and fishing are his hobbies."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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