Joseph (Joe King) Krol, football player (born 20 February 1919 in Hamilton, ON; died 16 December 2008 in Toronto, ON).
Joseph (Joe King) Krol, football player (born 20 February 1919 in Hamilton, ON; died 16 December 2008 in Toronto, ON). He played collegiate football in Windsor, and at Western he helped the Mustangs win the 1939 intercollegiate title. After playing with the Hamilton Wildcats, Grey Cup winners 1943 and finalists 1944, he joined the Toronto Argonauts, leading them to three consecutive Grey Cups (1945–47). Krol and receiver Royal Copeland — "the Gold Dust Twins" — were a potent passing combination, and Krol was an effective runner and kicker. His passing and kicking accounted for all the Argos' points in their 1947 cup win over Winnipeg. He retired after 1952 but returned in 1955 to punt for the Argos.
Awards and Honours
Jeff Russel Trophy (1946)
Canadian Press Male Athlete of the Year (1946, 1947)
Lou Marsh Trophy (1947)
Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1963)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1975)
Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (1996)
Grey Cup (1943, 1945–47, 1950, 1952)