16 Craig Krenzel

Craig Krenzel Ohio State
Craig Krenzel
United States
Utica, MI
High School
Henry Ford II
Current Team
Ohio State
1999, 2000, 2001

Major: Molecular Genetics (2001), Undeclared (1999-00)

Weight: 215 (1999-01)

2001 Media Guide: Craig Krenzel is one of three backup quarterbacks behind Steve Bellisari … will continue to battle for position on the depth chart and playing time in the fall … listed as the No. 3 coming out of spring ball behind Bellisari and fellow sophomore Scott McMullen, but still very much in the thick of things … helped his cause dramatically by having his two best practices on the last two days of spring drills … led the Scarlet team to a 22-21 victory in the annual Scarlet & Gray game, scoring the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run … also threw a touchdown pass … the Buckeyes’ best pure pocket passer … named to the Big Ten’s All-Academic team.

2000 Season: Battled McMullen for the No. 2 spot all year long … played in seven games and completed five of nine passes for 57 yards … completed two-of-five passes for 27 yards against Fresno State and was two-for-three for 16 yards against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

2000 Media Guide: As quarterbacks coach Tim Salem told the Columbus Dispatch last year, a backup quarterback is only “an ankle sprain away” from stepping into the spotlight. Keeping that in mind, Ohio State couldn’t ask for a better situation with redshirt freshmen Craig Krenzel and Scott McMullen battling for that position. The tallest of the three OSU quarterbacks, Krenzel is a pure pocket passer that is very athletic and finished last season as the team’s third-string quarterback. “He’s a very poised young man that made great strides in his first year,” Salem said. “He’s fighting for the backup position now, and he’ll be a player here before it’s all said and done.”

1999: Redshirted.

1999 Media Guide: Rated as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News and one of the state’s top quarterbacks … Completed 110 of 200 passes for 1,760 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior for Henry Ford II High … a USA Today honorable mention All-American … completed 114 of 220 passes for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior … brother, Brian, plays football for Duke … listed among the Top 100 prospects by the National Recruiting Advisor prior to senior season.

Personal: The son of Debbie and Allen Krenzel … his older brother, Brian, played football at Duke and is now in medical school at Louisville … would like to attend medical school himself after his career is over at Ohio State (he and Brian would be the first two medical doctors in the family) … hobbies are golf (10 handicap) and fishing … born July 1, 1981.


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2000Ohio State705957013176-1105000