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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 11 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Seven former IU football players made 53-man NFL rosters to open the 2022 season, and now 12 have been on an active roster at some point during the season.

Take a look at how they all did with our week 11 recap of the Hoosiers in the NFL.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

Feeney got his first start of the season and played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps for the Jets in a loss to New England.  He also played on one special teams snap.  Feeney was the best pass-blocker, per PFF, among the Jets’ offensive linemen with a 76.6 grade and his 65.9 run-blocking grade was second on the offensive line.

Previously Feeney had played in nine games this year, all in a reserve, special teams only, role.

For his six-year career, Feeney has played in 89 games with 63 starts.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Buffalo Bills

Saffold started in a win over Cleveland and played on 98 percent of the offensive snaps.  According to PFF, he had one of his best games of the season, including an 82.2 score for pass blocking.

Saffold has played on 97 percent of the offensive snaps this season while starting every game.

With 170 games played and 167 starts, the 34-year-old remains the longest-tenured active Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook-Ikhine had two targets for two receptions and 28 yards in a win over Green Bay.

He started and played on 79 percent of the offensive snaps in week 11.

On the season Westbrook-Ikhine has 14 catches for 285 yards in 10 games with eight starts.  He’s played on 73 percent of the offensive snaps  He is up to 55 grabs for 794 yards and six touchdowns on his career.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas is in his fifth NFL season, all with Carolina.  He has played in 76 games with 40 starts.

A starter in each of the first 11 weeks, Thomas was targeted four times with three receptions for 24 yards in a return to his hometown at Baltimore. He played on 54 percent of the offensive snaps and 30 percent of special teams.

On the season Thomas has 15 catches for 144 yards.  He has 105 catches for 946 yards and four touchdowns on his career.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Detroit Lions

Sudfeld is in his seventh overall year in the league and first with Detroit.  He served as the backup quarterback in week 11 and did not see the field for the 11th straight Sunday.

Sudfeld has appeared in four games over his seven-year career.

Peyton Hendershot (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

After going undrafted, Hendershot made the Cowboys’ 53-man roster.

Hendershot had one target and one catch for -2 yards in 25 week 11 offensive snaps against Minnesota..

Hendershot now has 10 catches for 83 yards on the season and a touchdown.  He has played on 32 percent of the offensive snaps and 61 percent on special teams.

Micah McFadden (LB) – New York Giants

McFadden earned his third start of the season in week 11.

He had five tackles in 31 (46 percent) of the Giants’ defensive snaps.  He also played on one special teams snap.

On the season McFadden has 13 solo and 21 total tackles with a sack.  He has played on 27 percent of the defensive snaps, and 35 percent of the special teams snaps.

Caleb Jones (OT) – Green Bay Packers

Jones signed with the Packers from their practice squad after week one and is now part of their roster.

The Packers placed Jones on the non-football illness list seven weeks ago, and he did not play this week.  He hasn’t dressed for gameday since joining the roster due to the designation.

Wes Martin (C) – Washington Commanders

Martin was called up from the practice squad in week two and played in two games in October this season.  He appears to be back on the Commanders’ practice squad now.

Martin has played in 34 NFL games over his four-year NFL career.

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

After getting called up from the practice squad, Coleman saw the field for four straight weeks.  He’s been back with the practice squad only the last few weeks.

Coleman has 12 carries for 26 yards on the season to go with three catches for 44 yards and a special teams tackle.

For his NFL career, Coleman has played in 93 games and amassed 4,636 total yards from scrimmage and scored 38 touchdowns.  He is one touchdown shy of Jordan Howard for the most combined rushing and receiving NFL scores by a former Hoosier.

Ryder Anderson (DE) – New York Giants

Anderson was not elevated from the practice squad for week 11.  He had been called up for game day two other weeks.

The undrafted defensive end recorded his first NFL tackle in a win over Jacksonville in week seven.  He has played on 11 total defensive snaps.

Jordan Howard (RB) – New Orleans Saints

Howard was released from the Saints’ practice squad after being called up the two prior weeks.

He had his first and only carry of the season– for one yard — in a week ten loss to the Steelers.

For his now seven year NFL career, Howard has carried 1,019 times for 4,362 yards and 37 touchdowns.  He’s added 85 catches for 653 yards and two more scores.

Hoosiers on NFL practice squads who have not played in 2022:

  • Tegray Scales – LB (Cincinnati)
  • Raheem Layne – S (Los Angeles Chargers)
  • Marcelino McCrary-Ball – LB (San Francisco)

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