Hoosier Football: Offseason Weekly Update (February 2nd)

During the offseason we’ll keep you updated on a weekly basis on the news and notes that occur related to the Indiana University football program.  Here are the key notable events from the past week:

IAN THOMAS PLAYS IN SENIOR BOWL

Former IU tight end Ian Thomas played in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.  He had one catch for 28 yards.  You can see video of the catch below.  As we reported last week, Thomas received some positive reviews during the week.  He has been projected to be a 3rd pick in the NFL draft.

WES MARTIN EARNS THE INDIANA FOOTBALL AWARD FOR SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

A student athlete from each of IU’s athletic programs received a scholastic achievement award.  Offensive lineman Wes Martin won the award for the football team.  The winners from all programs will be recognized at halftime of the Indiana vs. Illinois men’s basketball game on February 14th.

SOUTH END ZONE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSING

The transformation of Memorial Stadium will be complete for the 2018 season.  The new south end zone Excellence Academy will enclose the south end zone and add a massive new video board.  It is not anticipated to add materially to the seating capacity.  The new structure will contain several new facilities including a wellness clinic and nutrition center.

Photo credit: Alex Compton / hoosierhuddle.com

You can learn more about the plans for the south end zone here.

NATE SUDFELD PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL

Indiana’s football program will be represented in the Super Bowl by former quarterback Nate Sudfeld.  If anything happens to Eagles starter Nick Foles, Sudfeld will take the field and lead the Eagles on football’s biggest stage.  In preparation for the big game Sudfeld has been helping the Eagles get ready for the New England Patriots by playing the role of Tom Brady in practice.  You can read the Philadelphia media’s story on Sudfeld here, including his similarities to Brady beyond the practice field.

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