Hoosiers in the NFL: Week 9 results and notes for former IU football stars in the league

Seven former IU football players made 53-man NFL rosters to open the 2022 season, and now 12 have been on an active roster at some point during the season.

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

Dan Feeney (OL) – New York Jets

Feeney has played in all nine games this year, but continued in his reserve role in week nine.  The former IU All-American saw four special teams snaps in a win over Buffalo.  That’s been his role throughout the season thus far.  He has played on 40 total special teams snaps on the season, presumably all on field goals and extra points.

For his six-year career, Feeney has played in 88 games with 62 starts.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Buffalo Bills

Saffold started in a loss to the Jets and played on 100 percent of the offensive snaps.

Saffold has played on 96 percent of the offensive snaps this season while starting every game.

With 168 games played and 165 starts, the 34-year-old remains the longest-tenured active Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook-Ikhine played on 78 percent of the offensive snaps in week nine.  He was targeted once in a loss to Kansas City and had no receptions.  He also saw one defensive and one special teams snap.

On the season Westbrook-Ikhine has seven catches for 138 yards in seven games with six starts.  He’s played on 72 percent of the offensive snaps  He is up to 48 grabs for 647 yards and four touchdowns on his career.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas is in his fifth NFL season, all with Carolina.  He has played in 74 games with 38 starts.

A starter in each of the first nine weeks, Thomas was not targeted on Sunday in a loss to Cincinnati.   He played on 37 percent of the offensive snaps and 34 percent of special teams.

On the season Thomas has 12 catches for 120 yards.  He has 102 catches for 922 yards and four touchdowns on his career.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Detroit Lions

Sudfeld is in his seventh overall year in the league and first with Detroit.  He served as the backup quarterback in week nine and did not see the field for the ninth straight Sunday.

Sudfeld has appeared in four games over his seven-year career.

Peyton Hendershot (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

After going undrafted, Hendershot made the Cowboys’ 53-man roster.

Hendershot and the Cowboys were on bye in week nine.

Hendershot now has nine catches for 85 yards on the season and a touchdown.  He has played on 34 percent of the offensive snaps and 59 percent special teams snaps.

Micah McFadden (LB) – New York Giants

McFadden and the Giants were on bye in week nine.

On the season McFadden has started one game and has 10 solo tackles and four assists.  He has played on 21 percent of the defensive snaps, and 44 percent of the special teams snaps.

Caleb Jones (OT) – Green Bay Packers

Jones signed with the Packers from their practice squad after week one and is now part of their 53-man roster.

The Packers placed Jones on the non-football illness list five weeks ago, and he did not play this week.  He hasn’t dressed for gameday since joining the roster.

Wes Martin (C) – Washington Commanders

Martin was called up from the practice squad in week two and played in two games this season.  He appears to be back on the Commanders’ practice squad now.

Martin has played in 34 NFL games over his four-year NFL career.

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

After getting called up from the practice squad, Coleman saw the field for four straight weeks.  In week nine he was back with the practice squad.

Coleman has 12 carries for 26 yards on the season to go with three catches for 44 yards and a special teams tackle.

For his NFL career, Coleman has played in 93 games and amassed 4,636 total yards from scrimmage and scored 38 touchdowns.  He is one touchdown shy of Jordan Howard for the most combined rushing and receiving NFL scores by a former Hoosier.

Ryder Anderson (DE) – New York Giants

Anderson was not elevated from the practice squad for week nine.  He had been called up for game day two other weeks.

The undrafted defensive end recorded his first NFL tackle in a win over Jacksonville in week seven.  He has played on 11 total defensive snaps.

Jordan Howard (RB) – New Orleans Saints

Howard was called up from the practice squad to the active game day roster for the Saints’ Monday night game against Baltimore.

He played one snap on offense, making his season debut.  He did not register any stats.

For his now seven year NFL career, Howard has carried 1,018 times for 4,361 yards and 37 touchdowns.  He’s added 85 catches for 653 yards and two more scores.

Hoosiers on NFL practice squads who have not played in 2022:

  • Tegray Scales – LB (Cincinnati)
  • Raheem Layne – S (Los Angeles Chargers)
  • Marcelino McCrary-Ball – LB (San Francisco)

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