Pete Kugler
No. 77, 67
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1959-08-09) August 9, 1959 (age 64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Cherry Hill High School East, NJ
College:Penn State
NFL draft:1981 / Round: 6 / Pick: 147
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:81
Player stats at PFR

Peter David Kugler (born August 9, 1959), commonly known as Pete Kugler, is a former American football defensive end who played ten seasons professionally, eight in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers, and two seasons for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League (USFL) in between his time with the 49ers.

Prior to his professional career, he played college football for Penn State University.


Although born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kugler was raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey[1] and was a football lineman at Cherry Hill High School East.[2]

Kugler is the son of George F. Kugler Jr., who served as New Jersey Attorney General from 1970 to 1974. His brother Robert B. Kugler is a judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.[3]


  1. ^ "Pete Kugler says it wasn't a question of money...", United Press International, February 18, 1984. Accessed January 2, 2018. "Kugler, a native of nearby Cherry Hill, N.J., pointed out the reasons he wanted to play closer to home."
  2. ^ Monostra, Mike. "Throwback Thursday: Cherry Hill and the NFL Draft; Three Cherry Hill East graduates have gone on to be drafted and play in the National Football League."[permanent dead link], The Cherry Hill Sun, April 27, 2017. Accessed January 2, 2018. "The first player from Cherry Hill East drafted into the NFL was Pete Kugler. Kugler was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 1981 draft. Kugler played as a lineman in high school and received high praise for his work on offense."
  3. ^ "George Kugler Jr., former N.J. attorney general". Newsday. 2004-08-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2009-11-29. Kugler is survived by his wife; two sisters; a stepbrother; and four sons. One son, Peter D. Kugler, of Littleton, Colo., played professional football for several years, including in three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. Another son, Robert Kugler, is a federal judge who was confirmed by the Senate in 2002.