Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 57 Days (Harry Crider)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

 2019 Countdown - #57

Name – Harry Crider

Position – Offensive Line (Junior)

Hometown – Columbus, Indiana (Columbus East)

Height – 6’4”

Weight – 311

Time sure does fly, and it has flown by for Hoosier offensive lineman Harry Crider. Crider came to IU as part of the 2017 recruiting class after an award-winning senior season at Columbus (Ind.) East.

Expectations were set high for Crider to slide right into the center position. He played in eight games as a true freshman and excelled off the field as an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Some people may see playing sparingly in eight games a waste of a year, but Crider earned valuable reps against some of the Big Ten’s best.

As a sophomore in 2018, he saw his playing time dwindle as he only appeared in six games. However, expectations have not backed down as Crider has been moved over to guard and should take the place of the departed Wes Martin.

“Harry Crider is one of our younger guys that's played in the past, but hasn't played a lot," Allen said after a spring practice. "I saw him do some good things. He needs to continue to improve and get better."

He had a really good spring ball session and he will enter camp as the favorite at right guard. Should anything happen to Hunter Littlejohn, Crider would probably slide back over to center.


In honor of the late Terry Hutchens, we are including a daily IUFB trivia question from his book So You Think You Know Indiana University Football. Hutch is dearly missed and this is our way of keeping his memory with us this season. Please leave your answers in the comments section.

Where was the 1986 All-American Bowl played?

Yesterday’s Answer: Two

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