Joe “King” Krol

Bio

Full name: Joseph Krol

Preferred name: Joe

Nickname: King

Born: Feb. 20, 1919 in Hamilton, ON

Died: Dec. 16, 2008

Last Season (1955) Vitals:
  • Position: HB, P
  • Jersey: #85
Relations
  • Cas Krol (Sibling)
Amateur Programs
  • Western Ontario
  • Kennedy HS (Windsor, ON)
10 Season Career with TOR

Active years: 1945–1953, 1955

91 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 86 regular season games
  • 5 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
  • 1944 Winner (HAMWC) Most Valuable Player
  • 1946 Winner (TOR) Lionel Conacher Award (CP Male Athlete of the Year)
  • 1946 Winner (TOR) Lou Marsh Award
  • 1947 Winner (TOR) Lionel Conacher Award (CP Male Athlete of the Year)
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Joe “King” Krol was inducted into the Player wing in 1963 (charter member) (CFHoF profile).

Toronto Argonauts Retired Jerseys

Joe “King” Krol's jersey #55 is retired.

Toronto Argonauts All-Time Argonauts

Joe “King” Krol was inducted into the Player wing in 1996.

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Joe “King” Krol was inducted into the Player wing in 1996.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Joe “King” Krol was inducted into the Player wing in 1975.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
10 seasons
(Rank: T464th,
95th percentile,
10 CFL seasons)
1 team 86
(Rank: T1424th,
87th percentile,
86 CFL games)
0 5
1945 TOR QB, K 1 -- 1
1946 TOR HB, K 55 12 -- 1
1947 TOR QB, K 55 11 -- 1
1948 TOR QB, K 55 12 -- 0
1949 TOR HB, K 55 9 -- 0
1950 TOR QB, P 55 12 -- 1
1951 TOR QB, P 55 11 -- 0
1952 TOR QB, K 85 12 -- 1
1953 TOR QB, P 85 3 -- 0
1955 TOR HB, P 85 3 -- 0