UCLA — This senior is in his third season with the program, having joined the team from junior college in 1999 … A hard worker, Luke could see action as a backup middle linebacker … Plays with a lot of heart … Enjoyed a productive Spring Practice, performing well in several of the scrimmages … He will also contribute again on special teams.
2000 — He appeared in five games (Alabama, California, Oregon State, Arizona and Stanford) a year ago, all as a member of the kickoff coverage team.
1999 — He did not see action in his first season with the program.
JUNIOR COLLEGE — Played two seasons (1997 and 1998) for coach Carl Beach at Chaffey College, earning All-Foothill Conference honors as a sophomore … In 1998, he made 110 tackles, including 62 solo stops … He also caused five fumbles, recovered three and recorded 5.5 quarterback sacks … Chaffey won the Foothill Conference Northern Division.
HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters as a middle linebacker and tight end under coach Art Sanchez at Victor Valley High in Victorville, CA … As a senior in 1996, he made 158 solo tackles and three interceptions, forced eight fumbles and recovered three fumbles … He earned first-team All-Mojave River League and All-CIF acclaim for his efforts … He also earned four letters in soccer, three letters in golf and one letter in wrestling … In his senior year, the soccer team won the league title and advanced to the CIF semi-finals and he earned All-League honorable mention.
PERSONAL — Full name: Luke Patrick Krall … Born: August 19, 1979 in Apple Valley, CA … Parents: Michael and Sharon Krall … Has one older brother, Matt … Admires the play of Miami Dolphin linebacker Zach Thomas … Lists golfing and skiing as hobbies … Enjoys the sport because of the team camaraderie … Lists defeating his high school’s crosstown rival during his senior year as his career highlight … Hopes to work for an investment firm or become a sports agent following college … Earned spot on the Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 1999 (3.25 GPA), Winter 2000 (3.43) and Spring 2000 (3.20) … Economics major.