Countdown to Kickoff: 51 Days (Harold Mauro)

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The summer is speeding bye and we are now almost at the halfway mark of our Countdown to Kickoff. Today we celebrate day number 51, however no current Hoosier player dons the number, so we once again jump in the time machine and go all the way back to to late 1960's to learn about Hoosier great Harold Mauro.


Harold Mauro

Harold Mauro was born August 15, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended high school in Verona, PA. before playing his college football at Indiana University from 1964-1967. He played linebacker his first two seasons before missing a year due to injury and then moved to center where he started for the 1967 Hoosier Rose Bowl team. 

Mauro, who has a loyalty to IU Award named after him, has served as the Director of Football Operations at IU from 2005 until he retired after the 2009-10 season. Prior to that position Mauro spent 22 years as a senior associate athletic director at IU. In addition to being a player for the 1967 Rose Bowl team, Mauro was an assistant coach on Indiana's 1979 Holiday Bowl championship squad and was an administrator for the 1986 All-American Bowl, 1988 Peach Bowl, 1988 Liberty Bowl, 1990 Peach Bowl, 1991 Copper Bowl, 1993 Independence Bowl teams as well as the 2007 Insight Bowl team.

He was also inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2007.  Harold Mauro is Indiana Football and will continue to be the standard for loyalty to the Crimson and Cream.