IU football: Position-by-position who is coming, going and returning in 2022

Below are position-by-position summaries of the who is coming, going and returning for IU football in 2022.

This will be pinned to the IU football menu and regularly updated until the start of the 2022 season.

See also: 

IU football 2022 and future schedules

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Leaving:  Michael Penix, Jr. (transfer, Washington)

Key Returning:  Jack Tuttle (redshirt senior), Dexter Williams (redshirt sophomore), Grant Gremel (redshirt junior, walk-on).

Transfers In:  Connor Bazelak (redshirt junior, Missouri)

Incoming Freshmen: Brendan Sorsby (3-star)

Position change:  Donaven McCulley (wide receiver)

 

RUNNING BACKS

Leaving:  Stephen Carr (eligibility), Sampson James (transfer portal), Tim Baldwin, Jr. (transfer portal), Chris Childers (transfer portal), Davion Ervin-Poindexter (transfer portal), David Ellis (retired).

Key Returning:  Trent Howland (redshirt freshman), David Holloman (redshirt freshman), Charlie Spegal (redshirt sophomore/walk-on)

Transfers In:  Shaun Shivers (Auburn, senior+), Josh Henderson (North Carolina, senior)

Incoming Freshmen: Jaylin Lucas (3-star)

 

TIGHT ENDS

Leaving:  Peyton Hendershot (NFL Draft), Matt Bjorson (transfer portal), Kham Taylor (transfer portal).

Key Returning:  A.J. Barner (junior), Aaron Steinfeldt (redshirt freshman).

Transfers In:  None.

Incoming Freshmen: Ryan Miller (3-star), Brody Foley (3-star).

Note:  Four walk-ons (Ryan Barnes, Trey Walker, James Bomba, and Sam Daugstrup) are also in the mix for playing time.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Leaving:  Ty Fryfogle (eligibility), Miles Marshall (transfer), Camron Buckley (transfer), Jacolby Hewitt (transfer), Da’Shaun Brown (transfer), Jordyn Williams (transfer).

Key Returning:  D.J. Matthews (Senior+), Javon Swinton (junior), David Baker (redshirt sophomore), Malachi Holt-Bennett (sophomore), Jaquez Smith (redshirt sophomore).

Transfers In:  Emery Simmons (North Carolina), Cam Camper (Trinity Valley C.C.), Andison Coby (Tennessee)

Incoming Freshmen: Omar Cooper, Jr. (4-star), Kamryn Perry (3-star).

Keep an eye on:  Jaylin Lucas (freshman RB with WR skills).

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

Leaving:  Caleb Jones (eligibility), Dylan Powell (eligibility), Brady Feeney (transfer), Aidan Rafferty (graduate), Charlie O’Connor (graduate), Nick Marozas (graduate)

Key Returning:  Chris Bradberry (redshirt senior+), Luke Haggard (senior+), Matthew Bedford (senior), Zach Carpenter (redshirt junior), Mike Katic (redshirt junior), Tim Weaver (redshirt junior), Kahlil Benson (redshirt sophomore), Luke Wiginton (redshirt sophomore), Randy Holtz (redshirt sophomore), Cameron Knight (redshirt sophomore), Vinny Fiacable (redshirt freshman), Joshua Sales (redshirt freshman)

Transfers In:  Parker Hanna (West Texas A&M)

Incoming Freshmen: D.J. Moore (3-star), Carter Smith (3-star), Bray Lynch (3-star)

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINE

Leaving:  Ryder Anderson (Eligibility), Weston Kramer (Eligibility), Jonathan King (Transfer), Gavin McCabe (Transfer), Shamar Jones (Transfer), C.J. Person (Transfer)

Key Returning:  James Head, Jr. (senior+), Demarcus Elliott (senior+), Sio Nofoagatoto’a (senior), Beau Robbins (redshirt junior), Cooper Jones (redshirt freshman)

Transfers In:  JH Tevis (Cal, redshirt senior), Patrick Lucas (Ole Miss, redshirt junior), LeDarrius Cox (Ole Miss, redshirt junior)

Incoming Freshmen: Nick James (4-star), Richard Thomas (3-star),  Venson Sneed (3-star), J’Mari Monette (3-star)

Position change:  Caleb Murphy is focused on the offensive side of the football during the spring.

 

LINEBACKERS/BULLS

Leaving:  Micah McFadden, LB (NFL Draft), Michael Ziemba, OLB (eligibility), Thomas Allen, LB (eligibility), Jaren Handy, OLB (dismissed), D.K. Bonhomme, OLB (transfer), James Miller, LB (transfer), Ty Wise, LB (transfer), Cameron Williams, LB (transfer)

Key Returning:  Cam Jones, LB (senior+), Alfred Bryant, OLB (senior+), Aaron Casey, LB (senior)

Transfers In:  Myles Jackson, OLB (UCLA, sophomore), Bradley Jennings, LB (Miami, senior+), Jared Casey, LB (Kentucky, sophomore)

Incoming Freshmen: Dasan McCullough, LB (4-star), Kaiden Turner, LB (3-star), Isaiah Jones, LB (3-star)

 

CORNERBACKS

Leaving:  Reese Taylor (transfer – Purdue), Larry Tracy III (transfer – Illinois State), Larry Smith (transfer portal).

Key Returning:  Tiawan Mullen (senior), Jaylin Williams (senior+), Lem Watley-Neeley (redshirt sophomore), Christopher Keys (redshirt freshman)

Transfers in:  Brylan Lanier (Alabama, redshirt freshman)

Incoming Freshmen:  Trevell Mullen (4-star freshman), James Monds III (3-star freshman), Jamari Sharpe (3-star freshman)

Position Change:  Noah Pierre (senior) has moved to the husky position this spring.

 

SAFETIES AND HUSKIES

Leaving:  Raheem Layne, S (eligibility), Marcelino Ball, H (eligibility) Juwan Burgess, S (transfer), Jordan Jusevitch, S (transfer), Ty Wise, H (transfer), Maurice Freeman, H (transfer), Deland McCullough, S (retired).

Key Returning:  Bryant Fitzgerald, S (redshirt senior+), Noah Pierre, H (redshirt senior+), Devon Matthews, S (senior+), Jonathan Haynes, S (senior+), Josh Sanguinetti, S (redshirt junior), Bryson Bonds, S (junior), Jordan Grier, S/H (sophomore).

Transfers in:  Louis Moore (Navarro C.C.)

Incoming Freshmen:  Phillip Dunnam (3-star freshman)

 


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