Crider named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

Indiana senior Harry Crider has been named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy.

This award honors community service, and Crider is one of 114 nominees. Last year, IU had a Wuerffel nominee in senior receiver Nick Westbrook.

Crider, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, has volunteered at the Riley Hospital for Children, read to local elementary school children, and bagged food for Blessings in a Backpack, according to the release announcing his nomination.

At 10 years old, Crider was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and went on to raise $16,000 for the Riley Children’s Foundation for a senior project at Columbus East.

On the football field, Crider started all 13 games in 2019, with all but one of those coming at left guard. He was part of an offense that matched IU’s school record with nine 30-point games.

Crider figures to be an important piece of the Hoosiers’ offensive line in 2020, whether that be at guard or center. He is the fifth Hoosier to be named to a preseason watch list, including Tiawan Mullen (Bednarik), Stevie Scott (Doak Walker), Whop Philyor (Biletnikoff), and Peyton Hendershot (Mackey).