As the 2019 NFL seasons hits the home stretch, the IU football is well represented in the league once again.
In total, eight former Indiana University football players have registered at least one snap thus far during the 2019 NFL season and three more are with teams in some capacity.
Below is a summary of the status and performance of each player through week 13 of the 2019 season.
TEVIN COLEMAN, RB, SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Att – 120
Yards – 454
YPC – 3.8
TD – 6
Rec – 20
Rec Yards – 173
TD – 1
Notes: It has been an up and down campaign for Coleman in his first season in San Francisco. The 49ers have a crowded backfield with various backs being featured at different points throughout the season. This is Coleman’s fifth year in the NFL, and he is up to 2,794 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns for his career.
DAN FEENEY, G, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Games/Started – 12/12
Notes: Feeney has started every game for the Chargers, and has played on more than 90% of their offensive snaps. He has also been a part of 18% of snaps on special teams. Now in his third year in the NFL, Feeney started every game in 2018 as well.
JORDAN HOWARD, RB, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Att – 119
Yards – 525
Avg – 4.4
TD – 6
Rec – 10
Rec Yards – 69
Rec TD – 1
Notes: Howard has been out the last three games with a shoulder injury after emerging as the starter in Philadelphia in the last four weeks that he played. For his career Howard is up to 3,895 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. He is No. 219 on the NFL’s all-time rushing yards list, immediately behind former Hoosier BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
BRANDON KNIGHT, OL, DALLAS COWBOYS
Games /Started – 5 / 1
Knight got his first NFL start in October against the Jets and has been on the game day roster on four other occasions. Overall he has participated in 13% of offensive snaps and 9% of special teams.
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CODY LATIMER, WR, NEW YORK GIANTS
Games/Started – 11/9
Rec – 16
Yards – 223
Rec TD – 1
KO Returns – 17
KO Yards – 396
Notes: Latimer has a chance to beat his 2017 career bests of 19 catches and 287 yards. For his career Latimer has 62 catches for 858 yards and five touchdowns.
WES MARTIN, G, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Games/Started – 5/2
Martin started in weeks four and five, and has been back on the Redskins’ active game day roster in each of the last three weeks. He saw 13 special teams snaps over the last three weeks.
RODGER SAFFOLD, OT, TENNESSEE TITANS
Games/Started – 12/12
Notes: The longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL, Saffold is in year 10 in the league and his first with the Titans. He has been involved in more than 90% of Tennessee’s offensive snaps as well as some special teams action. Saffold recently had some fun with a couple Purdue alum teammates after IU’s Old Oaken Bucket victory.
Thank you @IndianaFootball for making this day possible! Best Christmas gift I could’ve received this year 🤣🤣🤣 Bucket is back home #IU @BoilerFootball best of luck next year!@KevinPamphile64 @DennisKelly67 pic.twitter.com/Jorj8loxbZ
— Rodger Saffold (@Rodger_Saffold) December 5, 2019
NATE SUDFELD, QB, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Notes: Sudfeld has yet to see the field in 2019 but continues on the Eagles roster.
IAN THOMAS, TE, CAROLINA PANTHERS
Games/Started – 12/1
Rec – 5
Yards – 28
Notes: Thomas has had a surprisingly limited role this season, but things have picked up over the last few weeks. All of his receptions and yards have come in the Panthers’ last two games.
Also With a Team:
- Jason Spriggs is on the Packers’ injured reserve.
Practice Squad Players:
- Chris Covington (Dallas)
- Robert McCray (Cleveland)
(All player photos credited to Pro Football Reference)
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