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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 12 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Twelve weeks of the 2020 NFL season are now complete for 12 former IU stars with teams in the league.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Coleman has dealt with a knee injury all year and missed week 12.  He is expected to return this season.

For the season Coleman has 21 rushes for 50 yards (2.4 ypc).  He has added 3 catches for 34 yards.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney has started all eleven games and played 100 percent of the offensive snaps this year for Los Angeles.  He also played in 16 percent of the special teams snaps including 7 percent on Sunday.

The Chargers struggled to run in a loss to Buffalo, gaining just 76 yards on 24 carries.  LA passed for 316 yards and allowed 3 sacks.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Miami Dolphins

After a mutual parting with Miami, Howard is back with Philadelphia, this time on the practice squad.

Since he has registered NFL stats in 2020 (28 carries, 33 yards, 4 TDs) we will keep him with the active players.

For his five year NFL career, Howard has 3,928 yards rushing (4.2 ypc) and 34 touchdowns.  He has added 83 receptions for another 634 yards and two more scores.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight was on the offensive line for 90 percent of Dallas’ snaps on Thursday in a loss to Washington.  He also played on 14 percent of the special teams snaps.

Struggling with a backup quarterback, Dallas ran 18 times for 60 yards and allowed 4 sacks.

On the season Knight is up to 54 percent of the offensive snaps and 10 percent on special teams for Dallas.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

Martin saw a few snaps (5) with the Washington offense in week 12.  It was the second week in a row that he saw some limited action with the offense.

Martin also continued to play on special teams.

Washington beat Dallas on Thursday to remain in the NFC East hunt.

On the season Martin has played in 45 percent of the offensive snaps and 15 percent on special teams.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold was back from injury and in his starting role as Tennessee defeated the Colts.  Saffold saw action in 96 percent of the offensive snaps and 19 percent on special teams.

The Titan offense was dominant with 229 rushing yards, 449 total yards and just one sack allowed.

He has now appeared in 140 NFL games with 137 starts, and is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

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Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs was back on the active game day roster on Sunday night against Green Bay and saw 3 special teams snaps while serving as the backup left tackle.

On the season Spriggs has played in 9 percent of the offensive snaps and 2 percent on special teams.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Sudfeld is on the active roster but has been inactive on game day for most of the season including Monday night against Seattle.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas had 1 catch for 4 yards on 2 targets in week 12. Thomas was on the field for 66 percent of Carolina’s offensive snaps as the Panthers fell to 4-8 on the season.  He also played on 4 (14 percent) of the special teams snaps.

On the year Thomas has 13 catches for 97 yards and a score while playing on 65 percent of the offensive snaps.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook appeared in his tenth game for Tennessee.  He played on one offensive snap, and 29 percent of the special teams snaps.

Westbrook has 2 catches for 14 yards on the season and a two-point conversion catch.  He has one start and has played on 15 percent of the offensive snaps and 32 percent of the special teams snaps overall.

Simon Stepaniak (OL) – Green Bay Packers

The Packers rookie has been on the non football injury list as he continues to recover from knee surgery.  Stepaniak was reported to have participated in his first practices last week but is still inactive.

NOTE:  Former IU linebacker Tegray Scales is on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad.

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