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

Nine 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 45-30 loss to the Colts. The Jets are now 2-6.

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 22 special teams snaps and two offensive snaps on the season.

Jordan Howard  (RB) – Philadelphia Eagles

After spending the early part of the season on the practice squad, Jordan Howard was active for the second straight week — an Eagles 27-24 loss versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

He rushed the ball 17 times for 71 yards and scored one touchdown.

On the season he has 29 carries, 128 yards and three TDs.

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.

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 98 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and 15 percent of special teams snaps.

The Titans are first in the AFC South and 7-2 on the season following their 28-16 win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Saffold has now appeared in 154 NFL games with 151 starts.  He is the longest tenured Hoosier in the NFL.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine played on 38 percent of the Titans offensive snaps and 70 percent of their special teams snaps in the win on Sunday.

He had one reception for 14 yards.

On the season, he has 15 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns in eight games played.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Ian Thomas played in his ninth game of the season for the Panthers on Sunday, playing 64 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in their 24-6 loss to New England.

He was targeted two times and had one reception for 9 yards.

On 19 targets this season, Thomas has 12 catches for 139 yards.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Atlanta Falcons 

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

The Falcons, 4-4, won at New Orleans on Sunday, 27-25.

Spriggs played 19 percent of the snaps on special teams.

Spriggs has played in all eight games this season and in 52 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 9 win against Dallas.  He has been a gameday inactive all season.

Wes Martin (OG) – New York Giants

Wes Martin did not play in the Giants 23-16 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

However, Martin is still with the Giants and has now been 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 has spent the season bouncing between the active roster and the practice squad.

He has not seen any game action this season.

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

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