Class of 1985
Born: January 31, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama
“Captain Crunch” lived up to that descriptive name as the leading tackler in 16 of 25 games that he started in at Auburn University from 1967-1969. Kolen was one of the toughest linebackers in the “no-name defense” of the Miami Dolphins for eight years. He played in three straight Super Bowls (1972-74). The 1972 Dolphins team went undefeated and won the Super Bowl; the only do so in NFL history. In 1969 he was the first to receive the National Christian Athlete of the Year Award.