Former Ohio State Football Star Has Died At 92

first_imgA closeup of an ohio state football helmet.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Jerry Krall, a former Ohio State standout and member of the Detroit Lions, has passed away at the age of 92, according to the Toledo Blade.According to the Blade, Krall had been under hospice care as he faced complications from cancer. He is survived by his wife, six children, three sisters and nine grandchildren.Krall starred at OSU as a halfback and defensive back in the late 1940s. He famously decided between attending Ohio State or Michigan by flipping a coin.In the Buckeyes’ victory over Cal in the 1950 Rose Bowl, Krall rushed for 50 yards and passed for 20. For his career, he rushed for 1,363 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 301 yards and six scores. A sixth-round pick of the Detroit Lions, Krall played one season in Detroit.Jerry Krall, a four-year letterman who was Ohio State’s leading rusher in the 1950 Rose Bowl game, has died at age 92, according to OSU and the Toledo Blade.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) June 6, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with Krall’s friends and family in this tragic time.May he Rest in Peace.last_img