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|Date of birth:||March 16, 1976|
|Place of birth:||Shiocton, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||248 lb (112 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177|
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Clint Kriewaldt (born March 16, 1976) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
In the media
Kriewaldt became a bit of a folk hero in his rookie season among listeners of WDFN in Detroit, despite (or likely due to) his third-string status. The staff recorded a parody of the Christmas standard "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", which went:
"We wish you a merry Kriewaldt, We wish you a merry Kriewaldt, We wish you a merry Kriewaldt..."
followed by Kriewaldt himself singing the line:
"And I hope that I play."
Kriewaldt was an All-State running back at Shiocton (Wisc.) High School earned All-Region and All-Conference honors as running back and linebacker as a prep senior in 1993, he was the 1993 Offensive Player of the Year in Central Wisconsin Conference (large schools), he earned Team MVP and team captain in 1993 as well, he set school rushing records for most career yards (3,357), single-season yards (1,552) and single-game yards (317). Earned his college degree in 2000 offseason. Kriewaldt is married, Jamie, and has twins, son Carter and daughter Kierstin, and another son Collin. He is son of Randy and Jane Kriewaldt. Kriewaldt now is the head coach for Freedom High School football team in Freedom, Wis.