Indiana DB Marcelino McCrary-Ball makes call on 2021 season
Add Marcelino McCrary-Ball to the list of Indiana players who will be returning to the program for one more year.
Tuesday afternoon, McCrary-Ball announced via Twitter that he will be returning to Bloomington for the 2021 season. That’s big news for the Hoosiers, as McCrary-Ball was expected to be a starter at the husky position in the 2020 season. However, a preseason injury cost McCrary-Ball his season.
McCrary-Ball becomes the fourth Indiana player to make the announcement this week. He joins Michael Ziemba, Raheem Layne and Kham Taylor.
— Coach Tom Allen (@CoachAllenIU) January 5, 2021
McCrary-Ball has been at Indiana since the 2016 season, which will make the 2021 campaign his sixth year in Bloomington. He’s taking advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver, which allows all fall student-athletes to take an additional year of eligibility.
In 2019, McCrary Ball totaled 47 tackles with 2 sacks and a pass break-up to his name. His best year came in 2016, when he piled up 75 stops, 8 passes defended, 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Over the course of his career, McCrary-Ball has totaled 202 tackles with 15.5 stops for loss. He’s credited with 12 passes defended, 3 interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The Hoosiers ended the 2020 season with a 6-2 record.