Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 13 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

13 weeks of the 2020 NFL season are now complete for 13 former IU stars with teams in the league in some capacity.

Week 13 marked a return to action for two of Indiana’s best running backs of the past decade.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

It was a miserable week 13 return from a knee injury for Coleman.  He carried the ball 2 times for -11 yards.

For the season Coleman has 23 rushes for 39 yards while playing in just 4 games.  He has added 3 catches for 34 yards.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney has started all 12 games and played 100 percent of the offensive snaps this year for Los Angeles.  He also played in 15 percent of the special teams snaps including 8 percent on Sunday.

The Chargers offense was shut out by New England and gained just 258 total yards.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Miami Dolphins

After a mutual parting with Miami, Howard is back with Philadelphia.

He started his second tenure with the Eagles on the practice squad, but was active on game day in week 13.

Howard carried the ball 4 times for 19 yards while playing on 18 percent of the offensive snaps.

On the season Howard has 32 carries, 52 yards, and 4 TDs.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight earned his fifth start of the year on Tuesday night as the Cowboys lost to Baltimore.  Knight played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps, and 23 percent on special teams.

Dallas ran 28 times for 111 yards and allowed just 1 sack on 48 pass attempts.

On the season Knight is up to 58 percent of the offensive snaps and 11 percent on special teams for Dallas.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

Martin saw a few snaps (5) with the Washington offense in week 13.  It was the third week in a row that he saw some limited action with the offense.

Martin also continued to play on special teams.

On the season Martin has played in 42 percent of the offensive snaps and 15 percent on special teams.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold saw action in 100 percent of the offensive snaps and 10 percent on special teams as the Titans lost to Cleveland.

The Titan offense struggled to establish the run while playing from behind all day.  They had just 62 yards on 18 carries.  But Tennessee produced 389 passing yards while allowing 3 sacks.

Saffold has now appeared in 141 NFL games with 138 starts, and is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs saw limited special teams snaps for the second week in a row in a loss to the Lions.

On the season Spriggs has played on 8 percent of the offensive snaps and 3 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.

There is some speculation that Sudfeld might dress on Sunday as the No. 2 quarterback after the Eagles replaced former starter Carson Wentz with Jalen Hurts.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

The Panthers were on a bye in week 13.

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 was inactive for week 13.  He has played in 10 games this season.

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 has been practicing but is still inactive.  The Packers have to decide this week whether or not to activate him.


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

Former long-snapper Dan Godsil is on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.

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