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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 16 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

16 weeks of the 2021 NFL season are now complete for former IU stars with teams in the league.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – New York Jets

Tevin Coleman had 14 carries for 57 yards in the Jets 26-21 victory over the Jaguars.

On the season, he has 79 carries for 350 yards and 11 receptions for 49 yards in 10 games played.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

Dan Feeney started all 16 games and played 100 percent of the offensive snaps last year for the Los Angeles Chargers. He also played on 16 percent of the special teams snaps.

Now with the Jets Feeney is primarily a backup offensive lineman.

However, he got the start in the Jets win over the Jaguars, playing 100 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and plowing the way for his former IU teammate Coleman.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Baltimore Ravens

The 2021 season marks Brandon Knight’s third in the NFL.

For his career, he has appeared in 21 games while starting 10.

Knight was waived by the Cowboys on October 16.  On October 18, the Ravens were awarded Knight off of waivers.

He announced on Twitter that he will be stepping away from football for the rest of the season to focus on his mental health.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

After starting the Titans first 13 games, Saffold did not play in the Titans 19-13 loss to the Steelers due to a shoulder injury.  He also was out in their 20-17 win against the 49ers due to COVID.

Appearing in 158 NFL games with 155 starts, he is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

On three targets, Westbrook-Ikhine caught two passes for 38 yards in the Titans victory over the 49ers.

In six games started and 14 games played this year, Westbrook-Ikhine has 34 receptions for 398 yards and three touchdowns.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas started his 10th consecutive game for the Panthers in their 32-6 loss to Tampa Bay.

He had one reception for four yards.

On 27 targets this season, Thomas has 15 catches for 155 yards in 15 games played.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

Jason Spriggs is in his fifth NFL season and first with Atlanta.

In the Falcons win over the Lions on Sunday, Spriggs played on 17 percent of the snaps on special teams.

He has played in all 15 games this season and in 59 his for career, registering 10 starts.

Jamar Johnson (DB) – Denver Broncos

Jamar Johnson was drafted in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

He made his NFL debut in the Broncos 15-10 loss to the Bengals last week, playing on 50 percent of the special teams snaps.

However, he was inactive in their 17-13 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin played on 37 percent of the offensive snaps and six percent of the special teams snaps in the Giants 34-10 loss to the Eagles.

For his career he has appeared in 30 games with 10 starts.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – San Francisco 49ers

After being placed on the active roster for a few weeks due to injuries at the quarterback position, Nate Sudfeld is now on the 49ers practice squad.

For his career Sudfeld has played in four games and he is 25 of 37 passing for 188 yards and a touchdown.

Jordan Howard  (RB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Jordan Howard had nine carries for 37 yards in the Eagles win over the Giants on Sunday.

On the season, Howard has 75 carries for 380 yards and three touchdowns in six games played.

Other News and Notes:

Linebacker Tegray Scales is on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.


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