Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 8 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Eight 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 34-31 overtime victory Sunday against Cincinnati. The Jets are now 2-5.

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 18 special teams snaps and one offensive snap on the season.

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 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

Rodger Saffold once again got the start for the Tennessee Titans, appearing on 100 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and six percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans are first in the AFC South and 6-2 on the season following their 34-31 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Saffold has now appeared in 153 NFL games with 150 starts.  He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine played on 32 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 58 percent of their special teams snaps in the win on Sunday.

He had two receptions for 16 yards and one touchdown.

On the season, he has 14 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns in seven games played.

Westbrook-Ikhine celebrated with his fellow former Hoosier Saffold after the score.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas played in his eighth game of the season for the Panthers on Sunday, playing 62 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in their 19-13 win at Atlanta.

He was targeted one time and had one reception for 10 yards.

On 17 targets this season, Thomas has 11 catches for 130 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons 

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

The Falcons, 3-4, lost to the Panthers on Sunday, 19-13.

Spriggs played 15 percent of the snaps on special teams.

Spriggs has played in all seven games this season and in 51 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 8 win against Washington.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin was active for the Giants week eight loss against Kansas City. He played on 12 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 29 games with 10 starts.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – San Francisco 49ers

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

He did not see any game action in the 49ers 33-22 win against the Bears on Sunday.

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

After spending the early part of the season on the practice squad, Jordan Howard was active for the Eagles 44-6 win at Detroit on Sunday due to injuries in the running back room.

He made the most of his opportunity, rushing the ball 12 times for 57 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

Howard now has 36 touchdowns for his career, the most ever among former IU players in the NFL.  Howard went over 4,000 career NFL rushing yards on the day.  His 4,012 rushing yards are also the most ever for a former IU player and No. 214 all-time in NFL history.

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