Who is Tyler Kroft?

Tyler Kroft is a famous American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football at Rutgers. Kroft was then drafted in the 3rd round, 85th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Additionally, he played for the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

Tyler Kroft Career

College career

In 2011, Tyler was redshirted as a freshman at Rutgers. As a redshirt freshman, he played in 11 games and had 3 receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown in 2012. In 2013, he started 12 of 13 games including a career-best 133 yards against Arkansas in game 4 as a redshirt sophomore. On the season. Kroft had a team-leading 43 receptions and 573 yards together with 4 touchdowns and was a first-team all-conference pick.

He then started 12 of 13 games as a redshirt junior in 2014, but took on a restricted role and reached neither 5 receptions nor 50 yards in any of them. Kroft had 24 receptions for 269 yards on the season and was awarded the ”Loyal Knight” award for his willingness to scale back. He then joined the 2015 NFL Draft following his redshirt junior season. Kroft completed his collegiate career with 70 receptions for 901 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

2015 season

He was drafted in the 3rd round, 85th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Kroft then played back-up to Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert. In Week 16, he caught his first career touchdown on a 20-yard pass from A. J. McCarron against the San Francisco 49ers. Kroft played in all 16 games in his rookie season with 6 starts, posting 11 receptions for 129 yards and 1 touchdown.

2016 season

He was 3rd on the depth chart after Eifert and C. J. Uzomah for most of the season, recording 10 receptions for 92 yards off the bench.

A photo of Tyler Kroft
A photo of Tyler Kroft

How old is Tyler Kroft?

Tyler Kroft is aged 30 as of 2022, having been born on October 15, 1992, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities such as Malu Trevejo, Daniel Gizmo, Bailee Madison, AllAroundAudrey, Sophia Birlem, Mesut Ozil, Jimmy Lin, Anthony Joshua, Tanya Roberts, Dominic West, and Keyshia Cole, among others.

Tyler Kroft Family

Who are Tyler Kroft’s parents?

Tyler Kroft was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Charlotte Kroft and Erik Kroft. He has not shared their information with the media and has kept his family’s information very personal.

Does Tyler Kroft have siblings?

Kroft has not shared any information about his siblings and has kept information about his family a secret from the media.

Tyler Kroft Education

Kroft attended high school in Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, where he played on the football team. He then enrolled at Rutgers University to play college football from 2011 to 2015.

Tyler Kroft Wife

Kroft is currently married to his sexy and beautiful wife Lexi Kroft. The couple is happily married with one child together from their marriage.

Tyler Kroft Children

Kroft and his loving and supportive wife Lexi have one child together in their marriage, a daughter named Grace Kroft, born on October 23, 2020.

Tyler Kroft Height

Kroft has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and a weight of 114 kg (252 lbs).

2017 season

Kroft started the season behind Tyler Eifert, but following Eifert’s injury in Week 2, Tyler took the starting role. He had 6 receptions for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Browns in Week 4, leading the team and setting career bests in all 3 categories. In Week 9, Kroft had a career-long 59-yard reception over Jacksonville en route to a career-best 79 receiving yards.

In Week 11 and 12, Krift had back-to-back receiving touchdowns for the first time in his career, both of 1 yard. The one in Week 11 occurred following teammate Dre Kirkpatrick returning an interception of 101 yards but committing an unforced fumble just before reaching the end zone. Kroft completed the 2017 season with 42 receptions for 404 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns.

2018 season

In Week 5, Tyler suffered a foot injury and missed out on the following 5 games in hopes he could come back. On November 16, 2018, he was placed on injured reserve, officially ending his season. Kroft played in 5 games and completed with 4 receptions for 36 yards.

Buffalo Bills

2019 season

Kroft signed a three-year $18.75 million deal with the Buffalo Bills on March 13, 2019. He then broke his foot during practice, on the first day of OTAs on May 20, which needed surgery. He completed the season with 6 catches for 71 yards and a touchdown, which he scored during a Week 15 game over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 4th quarter. This allowed the Bills to win 17-10 and secure a playoff spot.

2020 season

Kroft filled in for injured starter Dawson Knox in Week 3 and caught 4 passes for 24 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. They included the game-winning score from Josh Allen as the Bills won 35-32. He was then placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Bills on November 14, 2020, and later activated on November 19. On January 2, 2021, Kroft was placed back on the COVID-19 list and activated again after two days. In total, he completed the 2020 season with 12 receptions for 119 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns.

New York Jets

On March 22, 2021, Tyler signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets. He was then placed on injured reserve on November 9, 2021, following suffering a chest injury in Week 9. Kroft was later activated on December 18. He completed the season with 16 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown in 9 games, starting 6.

San Francisco 49ers

Kroft signed with the San Francisco 49ers on May 23, 2022.

Tyler Kroft Net Worth

American professional football tight end, Kroft plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He has been active in the NFL from 2015 to the present. Kroft earns a salary of $1.2 million and has amassed an estimated net worth of around $1-5 million as of 2022.

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