Ahmad Queider is the first signee for the 2018 class for Head Coach Mark Dufner and the Golden Eagles.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston football program announced the signing of Ahmad Queider (OL, 6-1 300, Mableton, Ga./Mesabi Range C.C.) to a National Letter of Intent. Queider will enroll in school for the second semester at UMC and will begin competing for the Golden Eagles during the 2018 season. Queider is the first signee for the 2018 class for Head Coach Mark Dufner and the Golden Eagles.   

    “Ahmad will be a great addition to our offensive line,” Dufner said. “He is a high character guy who will make us better immediately.”   

    Queider adds competition to an offensive line that returns five starters from last season, along with five other players who started games last season. He will look to aid an offense that averaged just 235.4 yards per game with 183 yards passing a game and just 52.4 yards on the ground per contest. He has the ability to play all three positions on the line.   

    The Golden Eagles enter their second season under Head Coach Mark Dufner going into the 2018 season. Minnesota Crookston will look to take the next steps to improvement in the NSIC as they were competitive in the majority of their games last season. Minnesota Crookston will return a strong core for the 2018 season as they return nine starters on offense and nine starters on defense, bringing back great experience.   

    The student-athletes listed today as having signed National Letters of Intent or Offers of Admission to play at University of Minnesota Crookston have been verified by the Minnesota Crookston Compliance Office once they sign the National Letter of Intent or once the student-athlete has accepted an Offer of Admission from Minnesota Crookston.   

    Queider competed for Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minn. for the last two seasons. He helped the Norsemen to a 7-5 mark during the 2017 season. Queider aided Mesabi Range College as they made it to the MCAC State Championship Game in 2017. He helped the Norsemen to the 2017 Red Grange Bowl in Minooka, Ill. Queider was an All-MCAC First Team selection as a sophomore at Mesabi Range College. He was named 2017 NJCAA Region XIII Football All-Region. He is the son of Emad Queider and Nahia Abwini of Toledo, Ohio. Queider plans to pursue a major in business management.