DURHAM, N.H.- Graduating senior fullback Dan Kreider (Mount Joy, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team will be heading back to his home state of Pennsylvania for a chance to play in the NFL after signing as a free agent for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kreider will be leaving on Wed., April 19 to attend a minicamp in Pittsburgh that will take place from Thu., April 20 through Sat., April 22.
Kreider was the Wildcats' second-leading rusher last season with 92 carries for 518 yards and was third among all UNH receivers with 25 catches for 275 yards and one touchdown. At 6-0, 245 pounds, he was considered one of the best blocking fullbacks in the Atlantic 10 and in Division I-AA football by many of the opponent coaches who had the opportunity to see him in action.
Kreider was a four-year starter for the Wildcats, compiling 1,602 career yards and six career rushing touchdowns. As a receiver, he finished his UNH career with 49 catches for 535 yards.
Kreider graduated from Manheim Central High School in Pennsylvania where he recorded season records of 32 touchdowns and 194 total points in 1994. He also set school records after notching five touchdowns in a game on two occassions. For his efforts, he was the recipient of Section II Best Player honors in 1994.