Former Snider football standout Christian Covington posted on social media Tuesday evening that he would no longer be able to play football due to a spinal injury suffered last week in a game while playing for Indiana State.
A freshman running back for the Sycamores, Covington was injured on a goal-line play.
He was ISU’s second-leading rusher with 246 yards and 4 touchdowns while playing in all six games for the Sycamores this season.
Covington graduated from Snider ranked in the top 10 in many career rushing categories.
A 2017 selection to the WANE-TV Fab 15, Covington tallied 182 carries, 1,373 yards rushing, and 24 rushing TDs as a senior. For his prep career he racked up 2,650 rushing yards and 39 rushing TDs. He was an IFCA 6A all-state selection as a senior and Snider won the SAC title his junior & senior seasons.