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Watch: Former IU star Dan Feeney discusses being chosen to Big Ten’s All-Decade Team

The Big Ten Network named former IU offensive lineman Dan Feeney to its All-Decade team.

The 6-foot-4 and 310 pound Feeney is likely the greatest offensive lineman in the history of Indiana football.

During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, two-time captain Feeney became just the fourth player in IU program history to earn first team All-America status twice and just the third to earn first team honors in back-to-back seasons. Indiana has had six offensive lineman that have been first team All-America, but only Feeney can claim that status twice.

Feeney started 46 games during his career playing right guard and a brief stint at right tackle. In those games he allowed just two sacks in 3,355 snaps.

Feeney was the only former IU player and one of six offensive linemen to make the All-Decade team.

With Feeney anchoring the line, IU compiled some of its more prolific offensive attacks in program history.

In 2014, despite an injury to starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld, running back Tevin Coleman at the time became just the 18th player in FBS history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a single season

In 2015, Feeney’s junior season, the Hoosiers became the first team since Ohio State in 1995 to lead the Big Ten in total, passing and scoring offense.

As if all of that wasn’t enough, Feeney only committed 10 penalties during his entire IU career.

Not bad for an unheralded three-star recruit.

The other thing about Feeney is that he was an impact player from day one.  He set a IU freshman record for starts by an offensive lineman with 12, was a freshman first team All-American and honorable mention All-Big Ten.

Feeney was selected in the third round (71st pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.  He has started 41 games for the Chargers in three seasons and is projected to do so once again in 2020.


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