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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Harry Crider, OL, Indiana University

Indiana University Harry Crider NFL Draft 2021
Harry Crider the versatile interior lineman from Indiana University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Harry Crider
  • Position: Center/Guard
  • College: Indiana University
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 310
  • Twitter: @HarryCrider

Right now, people are not talking about you the way I feel they should. Do you feel you are an underdog?

  • I understand that I do not have the same buzz around my name that other prospects have entering the draft, but I am confident and believe in my abilities as a player. I trust in my work ethic, smarts, and skills to make it in the NFL.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • NFL teams should know that I am a consistent and dedicated person on and off the field. I will come in every day ready to work, improve, and learn. I lean on my consistency to stay steady through the highs and lows.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

  • One cause that is important to me is Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana.  

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My childhood hero was my dad. He instilled qualities in me that I am forever thankful for, including the love for football.  

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

  • Cam Jones. He is a special player and a great leader on the team. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • Selfishness or lack of respect for others.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 10, and learning how to balance sports, eating, and general life with diabetes was a difficult challenge. I am proud to have overcome this to be a healthy football player now.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • Indiana prepared me to be a complete person, through Coach Allen’s motto of “Love Each Other”, to the academic advisors, and to the Life Skills department teaching professional and life-long skills.

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Cashews

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • I am a consistent and dedicated person who will make a positive impact on a team and do my job on Sundays. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

  • Ryan Kelly

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  • Jeff Saturday, Jay-Z, and Joe Rogan

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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