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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 2020 NFL season are now complete for 14 former IU stars with teams in the league in some capacity.

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

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Coleman played on 7 offensive snaps and 7 special teams snaps.  He carried the ball 2 times for 3 yards and caught a pass for no gain in a win over Arizona.

For the season Coleman has 28 rushes for 53 yards while playing in just 7 games due to injury.  He has added 4 catches for 34 yards.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney has started all 15 games and played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps this year for Los Angeles.  He has also played on 16 percent of the special teams snaps including 17 percent on Sunday.

The Chargers offense produced 316 yards and allowed 2 sacks in a win over the Broncos, LA’s third straight victory.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Howard was back with the Eagles on game day in week 16.  He carried 3 times for 8 yards while participating in 7 snaps.

On the season Howard has 35 carries, 60 yards, and 4 TDs with Miami and Philadelphia.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight earned his eighth start of the year as the Cowboys defeated Philadelphia.  Knight played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps, and 23 percent on special teams.

Dallas produced 513 total yards of offense and allowed 2 sacks on the day.

On the season Knight is up to 65 percent of the offensive snaps and 14 percent on special teams for Dallas.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

Martin saw three special teams snaps for Washington in a loss to Carolina.

On the season Martin has played on 33 percent of the offensive snaps and 15 percent on special teams.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold saw action on 95 percent of the offensive snaps and 9 percent on special teams as the Titans lost to Green Bay.

The Titan offense rushed 27 times for 156 yards but struggled in the passing game with 2 interceptions and 2 sacks allowed.

Saffold has now appeared in 144 NFL games with 141 starts.  He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

He has now played on 83 percent of the total offensive snaps on the season, and 14 percent on special teams.

Tegray Scales (LB) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Scales was with the Steelers on game day for the third straight week.  He saw his first NFL action on the defense with 3 snaps in a win over the Colts.

Scales also registered 15 special teams snaps against Indianapolis.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs saw 5 offensive snaps and 7 on special teams for the Bears in a week 16 win over Jacksonville.

On the season Spriggs has played on 7 percent of the offensive snaps and 7 percent on special teams.

Simon Stepaniak (OL) – Green Bay Packers

The Packers rookie has been activated from injured reserve but was a gameday inactive on Sunday for the third straight week.

Stepaniak was still listed on the Packers’ injury report last week but was also reported as a full participant at practice.  He tore his ACL preparing for the Gator Bowl in January.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Sudfeld is on the active roster but has been inactive on game day for most of the season including week 16.  With the Eagles now officially eliminated from the playoffs, could Sudfeld see action in week 17?

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas had no receptions and was not targeted in a 20-13 win over Washington.  He played on 59 percent of the offensive snaps and 14 percent on special teams.

On the year Thomas has 19 catches for 146 yards and a score while playing on 65 percent of the offensive snaps.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook was active for week 16 and caught his third career NFL pass.  He was in on 13 offensive snaps against Green Bay. He also played on 64 percent of the special teams snaps.

Overall, Westbrook has played in 13 games this season for the Titans.

On the season Westbrook has 3 catches for 33 yards and a two-point conversion catch on 7 targets.  He has one start and has played on 15 percent of the offensive snaps and 34 percent of the special teams snaps overall.


Former long-snapper Dan Godsil is on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad based on the most recent reports.

Linebacker Chris Covington is with the Indianapolis Colts.

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