Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
With the historic comeback win by the Patriots on Sunday night in Super Bowl LI the 2016 NFL Season is over. The Hoosiers had nine players on an NFL active roster this past season. The Hoosiers had nine players see time in the league. Here is how each of them performed in 2016.
1. Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
The former All-American formed one of the best running back duos in the NFL along with Devonta Freeman. Coleman busted out in his second year with 520 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground in 13 regular season games. He also became a weapon for quarterback Matt Ryan in the passing game as well hauling in 31 catches for 421 yards and three more scores.
Coleman's success continued deep into the playoffs as he had 115 yards and a score on 29 carries and 63 yards and two more touchdowns through the air, including a touchdown in Super Bowl LI.
2. Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears
If it were not for Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, Howard would likely be the Offensive Rookie of the Year. He finished second in the NFL in rushing, behind Elliott, with 1,313 yards and six touchdowns. Howard also added 298 yards and a score on 29 receptions. He played in 15 games, including 13 starts, in 2016.
3. Cody Latimer, WR, Denver Broncos
A year after bringing home their own Super Bowl ring Latimer and the Broncos had to get used to life after Peyton Manning. Latimer played in 12 games (one start) and made eight catches for 76 yards. However, he did make his mark on special teams as he returned eight kickoffs for 200 yards and made seven tackles.
4. Darius Latham, DT, Oakland Raiders
The undrafted free agent made the most of his opportunity with the resurgent Raider as he played in 15 games (two starts) including the postseason. Latham became a regular in the Raiders' defensive line rotation, making 18 tackles and knocking down a pass.
5. Tracy Porter, CB, Chicago Bears
The nine-year veteran posted another solid season for the Bears as he started in 15 of 16 games in Chicago. Porter made 48 total tackles, had two interceptions and forced a fumble.
6. Rodger Saffold, OG, Los Angeles Rams
Saffold got back to being a reliable starter for the Rams. In 2016 he stared and played in 15 of the team's 16 games after playing in just five last season.
7. Jason Spriggs, OT, Green Bay Packers
The talented rookie saw plenty of playing time in 2016, playing in all 19 of his team's games this season (two starts).
8. Nate Sudfeld, QB, Washington Redskins
Sudfeld spent his rookie season sitting and learning behind incumbent starter Kirk Cousins. He did not see any playing time in the regular season, but had a sold pre-season throwing for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
9. Shane Wynn, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Wynn was signed by Jacksonville in June of 2016 after bouncing around the league in 2015. He did not see game action until very late in the season. He appeared in five games making one catch for 19 yards and carrying the ball twice for five yards.