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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld was named the 2015 Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player at the Indiana football banquet on Friday evening. Sudfeld, right guard Dan Feeney, defensive end Nick Mangieri, linebacker Marcus Oliver, bandit Zack Shaw and left tackle Jason Spriggs were recognized as the 2015 team captains. Head coach Kevin Wilson honored the team's seniors and handed out several awards inside the Henke Hall of Champions.
One of the most decorated quarterbacks in IU history, Sudfeld is first in passing touchdowns (58), passing yardage (7,490), 350-yard games (5), 300-yard games (10), 200-yard games (18) and four-touchdown games (5), tied for first in 400-yard games (1), 250-yard games (12) and three-touchdown games (9), second in completion percentage (60.6), tied for second in completions (565), third in total offense (7,602) and fifth in attempts (932) on the Hoosiers career lists in 36 games (25 starts).
A Maxwell and Unitas Award Watch Lister, Sudfeld's four 350-yard games are first, six 300-yard games share first, 3,184 yards are second, 24 touchdowns share second, 3,225 total yards are third, 219 completions are fifth and 361 attempts are eighth on the program's single-season list.
The Modesto, Calif., native leads the Big Ten in passing yards per game (289.5; 17th nationally), passing yards (3,184; 23rd), total offense per game (293.2; 20th), total offense (3,225; 26th), passing efficiency (153.9; 17th), yards per completion (14.5; 4th) and yards per attempt (8.8; 12th), shares first in touchdowns (24; T-23rd) and TD-INT ratio, shares second in fewest interceptions (5) and is fourth in completion percentage (60.7).
Over the final two weeks of the season, Sudfeld earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, the first two of his career. In those two games, he collected eight passing TDs and 10 total scores. Sudfeld went 41-of-64 (64.1 percent) for 735 yards, good for a 201.8 passer rating.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten member, Sudfeld was one of three finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy and one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award®. He was a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athlete Award and a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
Below is a list of the Hoosiers 2015 award winners:
Hoosier Iron Award (Outstanding Weight Room Performance): Zack Shaw
Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Brandon Knight
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Jonathan Crawford
Ted Whereatt "Senior Academic Excellence" Award: Erich Toth
Ted Verlihay "Mental Attitude" Award: Michael Cooper
Corby Davis Memorial Award (Outstanding Back): Jordan Howard
Howard Brown "Dedication to IU Football" Award: Nick Mangieri, Mitchell Paige
Chris Dal Sasso Award (Outstanding Lineman): Jason Spriggs
Harold Mauro "Loyalty to IU Football" Award: Adarius Rayner, Jake Reed
Terry P. Cole Award (Old Oaken Bucket Game MVP): Nate Sudfeld
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: Camion Patrick
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: Tony Thomas
Outstanding Walk-On Player of the Year: Andre Booker, Andrew Wilson
Special Teams Player of the Year: Griffin Oakes
Defensive Teammate of the Year: Marcus Oliver
Offensive Teammate of the Year: Dan Feeney
Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player: Nate Sudfeld
Team Captains: Dan Feeney, Nick Mangieri, Marcus Oliver, Zack Shaw, Jason Spriggs, Nate Sudfeld
Indiana (6-6) will face Duke (7-5) in the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 26. The game will be held at Yankee Stadium with a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC. Student tickets for the Pinstripe Bowl are just $10 and can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets for the general public can be purchased by clicking here.