Minnesota Vikings Player (1968 – 1979)
NFL All-Time Interception Leader
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Paul James Krause
University of Iowa Football Player (1961 - 1963)
Washington Redskins Football Player (1964 - 1967)
Minnesota Vikings Football Player (1968 – 1979)
Paul Krause was born in Flint, Michigan and attended Bendle High School earning all-state honors in football, baseball, basketball and track. He went on to attend the University of Iowa where he played baseball as well as being a two-way starter in football. Krause was selected in the second round of the 1964 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. His 16-year NFL career was spent between the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings where he has only missed two games due to injuries. He is the current NFL leader in interceptions with 81 and has recovered 19 fumbles. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl participant as well as a three-time first-team All-Pro. He participated in four Super Bowls with the Minnesota Vikings. Paul Krause is a member of the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor, the Washington Redskins 70th Anniversary team as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.