USF Bulls Player Profile: Running Back – Jordan Cronkrite
The USF Bulls are preparing for the upcoming season. Last year did not end the way they wanted. The Bulls got off to a hot start going 7-0 in the first 7 games. In the last 6, they would lose everyone. That included a bowl game at Raymond James Stadium where they play their home games. There, of course, have been many changes in the coaching staff and players. I am going to a series of player profiles like the ones I did for the quarterbacks. I am going to focus on the running backs.
Jordan Cronkrite #2
Cronkrite was a huge part of the Bulls offense in 2018. He ran for over 1,000 yards. Cronkrite came to the Bulls as a transfer from the University of Florida. He was the ninth player in Bulls history and the 5th to be over 1,000-yards. He had 5 straight 100-yard rushing games in a row. Those games were against Illinois, East Carolina, UMass, Tulsa, and UConn.
He had an 80-yard touchdown run that won the game against East Carolina. That rush is tied for 4th amongst the Bulls history. It was the longest by a play since Rodney Adams who had 92-yard run against Memphis in 2016. He set a USF and AAC record in the game against UMass. He ran for 302 yards on 23 carries and 3 touchdowns. That broke the previous record held by Marlon Mack (2014) and Andre Hall (2004) which both ran for 275-yards.
Cronkrite missed the spring game. He will be ready for the start of the season. If he can have a similar season to 2018 the Bulls are in good shape. He, of course, will have three other backs that will help. Cronkrite is a dual-threat back because he also can catch the ball out of the backfield. Look for new offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell to utilize him.
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