Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 18 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

The 2021 NFL regular season is 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.

In this edition we add some career totals and notes as the season has concluded.

Tevin Coleman (RB) – New York Jets

Tevin Coleman had five carries for six yards in the Jets 27-10 loss to Buffalo.

On the season, Coleman had 84 carries for 356 yards and 11 receptions for 49 yards in 11 games played.  He also returned 11 kickoffs for 317 yards including a long of 65.

The 28-year-old is now up to 3,293 rushing yards for his seven-year NFL career.

The Jets finished the season 4-13 overall and 14th in the AFC.

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

This season Dan Feeney appeared in 16 games, starting five, including the Jets last three games.

For the season he appeared in 18 percent of the offensive snaps and 13 percent of the special teams snaps.

Feeney completed his fifth season in the NFL.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Baltimore Ravens

The 2021 season marked 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 soon after signing with the Ravens 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

Saffold started in the Titans win against the Texans on Sunday, as Tennessee secured the number one seed in the AFC.

Appearing in 160 NFL games with 157 starts, he is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.  The 2021 season was his tenth in the league.

In total for 2021 Saffold started all 15 games he was available to play.  He was on the field for 82 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 11 percent of the special teams snaps.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine finished the regular season strong, with four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Titans win.

It was a bit of a breakout season in his second NFL campaign.  Westbrook-Ikhine started seven times and had 16 games played this year.  In total he had 38 receptions for 476 yards and four touchdowns.

He played on 59 percent of the Titans offensive snaps for the season and 40 percent of their special teams snaps.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Although he did not start in the Panthers loss to Tampa Bay in their season finale, Ian Thomas played on 51 percent of their offensive snaps.  He did not record any stats.

On 30 targets this season, Thomas has 18 catches for 188 yards in 17 games played.  He played on 61 percent of the Panthers offensive snaps and 11 percent on special teams.

For his four-year NFL career Thomas has 90 receptions for 802 yards and four touchdowns.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

Jason Spriggs completed his fifth NFL season and first with Atlanta.

Spriggs did not play in the Falcons 30-20 loss to the Saints, which put their season record at 7-10.

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

Spriggs was on the field for 10 percent of Atlanta’s offensive snaps this year and 14 percent of their special teams plays.

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, playing on 50 percent of the special teams snaps.

In Sunday’s loss against Kansas City, he played on 40 percent of the snaps on special teams.

In total Johnson played in three games for the Broncos, who finished 7-10 on the season.  He did not register any statistics.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin played in his third consecutive game on Sunday, a 22-7 loss to Washington. He played on seven percent of the offensive snaps and four percent of the special teams snaps.  The Giants finished 4-13.

For his three-year career he has appeared in 32 games with 11 starts.

For the 2021 season Martin played in seven games, all with the Giants after they picked him up off the Washington practice squad.  He started once and was on the field for 28 percent of the total offensive snaps and seven percent of the special teams plays.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – San Francisco 49ers

After being placed on the active roster for a few weeks due to injuries at the quarterback position during the season, Nate Sudfeld is now on the 49ers practice squad.  The 49ers are in the NFL Playoffs.

Sudfeld did not see the field in 2021.

For his six-year NFL 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 did not play in the Eagles’ Week 18 loss to the Cowboys.

On the season, Howard had 86 carries for 406 yards and three touchdowns in seven games played.  He added two receptions for 19 yards.

The Eagles finished 9-8 and as the seven seed in the NFC. They play at defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay on Sunday.

For his now year six-year NFL career, Howard is up to 4,361 yards, which places him at No. 186 on the NFL all-time rushing yards list.  He has a career average of 4.3 yards per carry, bolstered by a 4.7 average in 2021.

Tegray Scales  (LB) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Tegray Scales was signed off the Bengals practice squad and was on the active gameday roster for the Steelers Week 17 win against the Browns.

He played on four special teams snaps.  Scales also played in four games for Pittsburgh last season.

Scales did not play in Pittsburgh’s overtime win at Baltimore on Sunday.  The Steelers made the NFL Playoffs as the AFC’s No. 7 seed.


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