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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 13 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 13 recap of the Hoosiers in the NFL.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

After a week 11 start and a few offensive snaps in week 12, Feeney was back to his special teams only duty in week 13.  He saw six special teams snaps in a loss at Minnesota.

On the season, Feeney has 52 offensive snaps (7 percent) and 54 special teams snaps (16 percent).

For his six-year career, Feeney has played in 91 games with 63 starts.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Buffalo Bills

Saffold started in a win over New England and played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps.  According to PFF, he graded fourth among the Bills starting offensive linemen.

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

With 172 games played and 169 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 one reception and four yards in a loss to Philadelphia.

He played on 95 percent of the offensive snaps in week 13 along with one snap on both defense and special teams.

On the season Westbrook-Ikhine has 19 catches for 347 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games with nine starts.  He’s played on 75 percent of the offensive snaps  He is up to 60 grabs for 856 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.

Carolina was on bye in week 13.

A starter in each of the first 12 weeks, Thomas has 17 catches for 165 yards on the season.

He has 107 catches for 967 yards and four touchdowns for 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 13 and saw his first action of the season.  Sudfeld took two victory formation snaps for -2 yards in a 40-14 win over Jacksonville.

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

Peyton Hendershot (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

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

Hendershot had no targets in 15 offensive snaps by Dallas in a win over the Colts.  He was very productive on special teams, with three tackles (two solo) in 21 snaps.

Hendershot now has 10 catches for 83 yards on the season and a touchdown.  He also has one rush for two yards and a score, and six total tackles.  He has played on 31 percent of the offensive snaps and 61 percent on special teams.

Micah McFadden (LB) – New York Giants

McFadden’s role continues to expand, and he had what was easily his most productive game of the season.

He had nine tackles (four solo) and a forced fumble in 57 (67 percent) of the Giants’ defensive snaps in a tie against Washington.  He also played on three special teams snaps.

On the season McFadden has 19 solo and 33 total tackles (three for loss) with a sack, forced fumble and a QB hit.  He has played on 35 percent of the defensive snaps, and 31 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 soon after he joined the roster. He hasn’t dressed for gameday since joining the roster due to the designation.

Jones revealed he had mononucleosis.  He is now back practicing with the team.

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 13.  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 for two 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:

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

Linebacker Tegray Scales was released from the Bengals’ practice squad.

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