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IU football offensive lineman enters transfer portal


IU’s football team high fives senior offensive lineman Coy Cronk on Sept. 21 at Memorial Stadium. Cronk was injured during the first quarter against University of Connecticut. Alex Deryn

Senior left tackle Coy Cronk entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal Wednesday and will look to finish his collegiate career outside of Bloomington. 

Cronk was a four-year starter who played in 40 games during his career. He was expected to anchor of IU’s offensive line entering the season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against the University of Connecticut. 

After his injury, Cronk served in a pseudo-coaching role this past season, mentoring freshman left tackle Matthew Bedford.

The common belief throughout the season was Cronk would either use his redshirt season to return to IU for a fifth season or declare for the NFL draft. 

“I feel like I’ve been a part of something special this year,” Cronk said before the Gator Bowl. “As far as playing for a program that’s upward trending, it’s kind of what I signed up for, and now it’s coming to fruition, so that’s been pretty special.”

With Cronk’s impending departure, Bedford appears to be locked in as the starting left tackle moving forward for the Hoosiers. 

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