Indiana Hoosiers in the NFL

Written by Lloyd Ribner III (@Ribner3

Super Bowl hero Tracy Porter is among the Hoosiers playing in the NFL.

Super Bowl hero Tracy Porter is among the Hoosiers playing in the NFL.

Good morning everyone. As you know last night didn’t exactly go as planned, but I have great news for you…It’s Sunday! All right, so it doesn’t necessarily make up for the debacle that was the Navy game, however it does mean that the other type of football, no not soccer, the NFL kicks off in earnest today. Sure there was the Peyton Manning (or was it John Elway?!...Come on Columbus!) tossing 7 touchdown passes against the defending champion Baltimore Ravens. Today however, marks the first day that allows you tit sit in front of the TV for back-to-back days and completely ignore the rest of your life for football.

I decided to look on the bright side this morning and look at all the talented former Hoosiers who are now playing their football on Sundays. While Indiana doesn’t have quite the numbers in the pros as many other programs, especially in the Big Ten there are still a solid group representing the Crimson and Crème. Here is a list that can help if you are looking for someone else to watch and cheer for today in addition to your team, or maybe there’s even a player you didn’t even realize was on your favorite squad. Here are the five guys, really just four due to injury, to be looking out for on Sundays this season.

Larry Black            DT       Cincinnati Bengals (IR)

James Brewer      OT       New York Giants

Tracy Porter          CB       Oakland Raiders

Rodger Saffold      OT       St. Louis Rams

Marcus Thigpen    RB       Miami Dolphins