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Alex Kroll


Alexander Stanley Kroll

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Leechburg, PA


Rutgers University (1960-1961)

Yale University (1956-1956)


Alex Kroll had a banner year in 1961. He was named the consensus All-America first-team center. He also served as captain of the Rutgers team which had a 9-0 record. The team finished #15 in the nation. Kroll played one year as a pro, with the New York Titans of the American Football League. He joined Young and Rubicam as a copy-writer. He was named worldwide creative director in 1970, chief executive officer in 1985, and chairman in 1986 - all this at the nation's largest advertising agency. He played at Yale in 1956 and Rutgers in 1960-61. In between those seasons, he served in the U.S. Army. He attended both schools on an academic scholarship, made Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with a degree in English literature. The football teams he played on had a combined record of 25-2.


Height 6'2

Weight 228

Career Highlights

  • 1961 Consensus All-America
  • 1961 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1960 Third Team All-America
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