The Indiana football offensive lineman entered the transfer portal after missing most of the season due to a season-ending ankle injury.
In the same week that the Indiana football program received news about Whop Philyor announcing his return for his senior season, news also broke of a four-year starter transferring out of the program.
According to multiple reports, Coy Cronk, a senior offensive lineman, entered the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday.
After suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Indiana’s game against UConn in week four this season, it becomes a guessing game whether or not Cronk would use the 2019 season as a redshirt year, as new NCAA rules allow players to play in up to four games and still be eligible for a redshirt.
Cronk was a four-year starter for the Hoosiers and amassed 40 starts in his Indiana career. After 13 starts for Indiana in his true freshman year, an Indiana single-season record for a true freshman, Cronk was named to the 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team.
One of the better offensive lineman in the Big Ten, and country, Cronk was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List and the Senior Bowl Watch List heading into the 2019 season.
Cronk will now join Simon Stepaniak, Hunter Littlejohn, and Davondre Love as the four members of the Indiana offensive line to graduate this season.
Returning for the Hoosiers are 10 linemen, however, headlined by Caleb Jones, Matthew Bedford, and Harry Crider. Indiana also got some veteran help as well when Stanford graduate transfer Dylan Powell committed to the Hoosiers this winter. Appearing in 19 games and starting three for the Cardinal, Powell missed all of 2019 with an injury.
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