Hoosiers in the NFL – 2017 Season in Review

Nine former Indiana University football players registered at least one snap during the 2017 NFL season.  Here is our summary of their performance during the season:

TEVIN COLEMAN, RB, ATLANTA FALCONS

Att – 156
Yards – 628
YPC – 4.0
TD – 5
Rec – 27
Rec Yards – 299
TD – 3

Notes:  Appeared in 15 games, starting 3.  Finished 29th in the NFL in rushing yards.  Continued to share RB duties with Devonta Freeman.

DAN FEENEY, G, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Games/Started – 15/9

Notes:  Feeney started the last 9 games of the season for the LA Chargers.

JORDAN HOWARD, RB, CHICAGO BEARS

Att – 276
Yards – 1,122
Avg – 4.1
TD – 9
Rec – 23
Rec Yards – 125

Notes:  Started every game in 2017 and finished 6th in the NFL in rushing yards.  Another solid season turned in by Howard, especially when considering the Bears limited passing game.  Howard was the focus of the Bears’ offense and thus the main player opposing defenses tried to stop.

MICHAEL HUNTER, CB, DENVER BRONCOS

Notes:  Hunter appeared in 4 games during 2017 with the Giants and did not register a statistic.  He was released by the Giants and signed by Denver.

DARIUS LATHAM, DT, OAKLAND RAIDERS

Games – 3
Tackles – 7

Notes:  Latham tied a career high with 4 tackles against Dallas.

CODY LATIMER, WR, DENVER BRONCOS

Games/Started – 11/1
Rec – 19
Yards – 287
TD – 2

Notes:  Latimer registered career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns in his 4th season.  He had a nice return to Indiana with 60 yards and a TD at Indianapolis.

RODGER SAFFOLD, OT, LOS ANGELES RAMS

Games/Started – 15/15

Notes:  Saffold received some Pro Bowl buzz helping to lead the way for one of the NFL’s best rushing attacks.  He has perhaps received the most praise for his open field blocking.

JASON SPRIGGS, OT, GREEN BAY PACKERS

Games/Started – 7/5

Notes:  Spriggs struggled with injuries during the season.  A hamstring injury cost him 8 weeks early in the year and then he was placed on IR with a dislocated kneecap during week 16.

NATE SUDFELD, QB, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Att – 19
Comp – 23
Yards – 134
Comp % – 83%
TD – 0
INT – 0

Notes:  Sudfeld got his first NFL action of his career on December 31 against the Cowboys.  He also had 1 carry for 22 yards.  It remains to be seen what his role will be as the Eagles advance to the NFC playoffs.

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(Main photo credit – AP Photo/Michael Perez)

(All player photos credited to Pro Football Reference)

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