Plenty of Hoosiers on NFL Rosters as Training Camp Opens Up

Plenty of Hoosiers on NFL Rosters as Training Camp Opens Up

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The summer calendar is closing in on August and that means the NFL is also just around the corner. As teams report for training camp, now is a perfect time for Hoosier fans to catch up with the former IU football players that will be looking to take their football dreams to the next level.

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Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Written by Amanda Pavelka

It was a successful Big Ten Media Day, one that Indiana coaches, players, and journalists left with a ray of hope for what appears to be the beginning of a turning point for the IU football program. Here are a few takeaways from Big Ten Media Days you need for the 2019 season— put them in your pocket and do not lose them.

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Three Former Hoosiers Ink Free Agent Deals After the Draft

Three Former Hoosiers Ink Free Agent Deals After the Draft

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Three former Hoosiers signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents this weekend, continuing to bolster IU’s presence in the pros. Jonathon Crawford signed with the Tennessee Titans, Dan Godsil signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Brandon Knight signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

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2019 Pro Day Preview: Offensive Lineman Brandon Knight

2019 Pro Day Preview: Offensive Lineman Brandon Knight

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Brandon Knight was a force for the Hoosiers. From Noblesville High School in Indiana, Knight was one of the best offensive linemen in the state coming into college. Knight chose the Hoosiers and joined the program in 2015. As a true freshman he played 11 games at tackle and tight end. Knight made his impact felt as he was named IU’s Newcomer of the Year. He was also an honorable mention for BTN.com’s All-Freshman team.  

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2019 Pro Day Preview: Offensive Lineman Wes Martin

2019 Pro Day Preview: Offensive Lineman Wes Martin

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

For four years, Wes Martin may have been the strongest player on the Indiana football roster. Martin developed his strength baling hay growing up on a dairy farm in West Milton, Ohio. He’s also very smart. Martin earned an Academic All-Big Ten selection all four years of college. He redshirted his first season in Bloomington. In 2015, Martin proved his worth right away. He played in 13 games and started six as a redshirt freshman. Martin played a key role in an Indiana offense which finished first in the Big Ten. 

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2019 Pro Day Preview: Safety Jonathan Crawford

2019 Pro Day Preview: Safety Jonathan Crawford

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Jonathan Crawford is the very definition of an iron man. Crawford started in every single game of his college career. All 50 of them. Only a dozen other players have accomplished such a feat in Indiana history. Coming to Bloomington from Largo High School in Florida, Crawford made a lasting impact on the Indiana football program. Crawford proved right away that he was going to be a great safety. As a freshman, he racked up 76 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and four interceptions – the third most for a true freshman in school history.  

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2019 Pro Day Preview: Long Snapper Dan Godsil

2019 Pro Day Preview: Long Snapper Dan Godsil

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Dan Godsil came to Indiana University from Ottawa, Ohio as a member of the 2015 recruiting class. Godsil saw action right when he stepped on campus. As a freshman, he played in all 13 games as long snapper, making seven tackles in the process. During fall camp his sophomore season, Godsil earned himself a scholarship. He again appeared in all 13 games. As a junior, Godsil played in every game as a long and short snapper. He helped Griffin Oakes hit 16-of-17 field goals during the 2017 season en route to a Big Ten Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Award. Godsil was an Academic All-Big Ten selection his junior and senior seasons.

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Former Hoosier Rodger Saffold is on the Move to the Tennessee Titans

Former Hoosier Rodger Saffold is on the Move to the Tennessee Titans

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Rodger Saffold signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Tennessee Titans last week. The well-deserved deal includes $22.5 million guaranteed. After several successful seasons with the Rams, culminating in a Super Bowl loss last February, Saffold hopes to benefit from a change of scenary. Saffold is Indiana’s NFL ironman. Having played in 114 games and starting 111 of them, Saffold is the longest tenured former Hoosier at the professional level. Throughout his remarkable career, Saffold has played left tackle and both guard positions, ultimately settling in at left guard for the past three years.

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