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Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 7 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Seven 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

Due to a hamstring injury, Tevin Coleman did not play in the Jets 54-13 loss Sunday at New England. The Jets are now 1-5.

On the season, Tevin Coleman has 21 carries for 73 yards in four 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 a backup offensive lineman and has appeared in 13 special teams snaps on the season.

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.

Last week Knight announced that he was stepping away from football to attend to his mental health.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Rodger Saffold played in and started his seventh consecutive game this season for the Tennessee Titans, appearing on 76 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and five percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans are first in the AFC South and 5-2 on the season following their 27-3 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Saffold has now appeared in 152 NFL games with 149 starts. He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine played on 43 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 58 percent of their special teams snaps in the win on Sunday.

However, he did not record any stats.

On the season, he has 12 receptions for 125 yards and one touchdown in six games played.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas played in his seventh game of the season for the Panthers on Sunday, playing 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in their 25-3 loss to the New York Giants.

He was targeted twice but did not have a reception.

On 16 targets this season, Thomas has 10 catches for 120 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons

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

The Falcons, 3-3, were victorious on Sunday, beating the Miami Dolphins 30-28.

Spriggs started in that game, playing 100 percent of the Falcons offensive snaps and 21 percent of the snaps on special teams.

Spriggs has played in all six games this season and in 50 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 the active roster but was inactive for their Week 7 loss against the Cleveland Browns.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin was active for the Giants week seven win against the Panthers. He played on 19 percent of their special teams snaps.

Martin has now been with the Giants for a few weeks after being waived from the Washington practice squad.  For his career he has appeared in 28 games with 10 starts.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – San Francisco 49ers

Nate Sudfeld was once again on the active gameday roster for week six as the backup quarterback after spending the first four weeks on the practice squad.

He did not see any game action in the 49ers 30-18 loss to the Colts on Sunday night.

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


Jordan Howard is on the Eagles practice squad.  He could be activated in week eight as Philadelphia deals with injuries.

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