Indiana lineman named to shortlist for Wuerffel Trophy
Indiana football is having a good week.
Everyone knows of the Hoosiers success on the field after wins over Michigan and Penn State, but some off-field work has garnered some attention as well.
Senior center Harry Crider was named a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy on Tuesday.
Known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” The Wuerffel Trophy exists to honor college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society, and inspire greater service in the world.
Crider, a graduate student with a degree in criminal justice, appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts at left guard, and one at center in 2019. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and volunteers at the Riley Hospital for Children IU Day.
“It is so uplifting to see that we’ve received 97 nominations for the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy, especially during these uncertain times,” said Danny Wuerffel. “College football is filled with high quality, high character student athletes, and our mission is to shine a spotlight on them and the work they do in their communities and around the world.”
The nominations for the Wuerffel Trophy are made by the respective universities’ Sports Information Departments. The Semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 29 and the finalists announced Dec. 8.
The formal announcement of the 2020 recipient is anticipated to be made the week of December 26 – January 2.
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) November 10, 2020