Kroft with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015
|No. 81 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||October 15, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Downingtown, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Downingtown East High School|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016|
Kroft attended Downingtown East High School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He played tight end and wide receiver. He was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit. He committed to Rutgers University to play college football.
Kroft was redshirted as a freshman in 2011. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he played in 11 games and had three receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Kroft started 12 of 13 games and had 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. Kroft started 12 of 13 games as a redshirt junior in 2014, recording 24 receptions for 269 yards.
After his redshirt junior season he entered the 2015 NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 70 receptions for 901 yards and five touchdowns.
Kroft was drafted by the Bengals in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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