Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 86 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 86 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Written by Evan McShane

2019 Countdown - #86

Name – Peyton Hendershot

Position – Tight End  (Redshirt Sophomore)

Hometown – North Salem, Indiana (Tri-West)

Height – 6’3”

Weight – 266 

Last season Peyton Hendershot proved to be a serious potential weapon on offense. Emerging as the starting tight end, Hendershot started in 10 of 12 games. He led all tight ends with 15 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns. He also recorded a blocked punt on special teams, where he also provided consistent play. Overall, the 2018 campaign was largely a success for Hendershot after being forced to use a medical redshirt during his true freshman season.

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Spring Preview- Is This the Year Indiana Takes Advantage of Talent at Tight End?

Spring Preview- Is This the Year Indiana Takes Advantage of Talent at Tight End?

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The tight end position has been talked about a lot over the past few seasons with the Hoosiers. Kevin Wilson’s offense under-utilized the position to the point of non-existence on the stat sheet and Mike DeBord’s offense used the position more, but still left a lot to be desired. So can the new offensive coordinator figure out how to utilize a position that the Hoosiers have both depth and talent? We’ll see soon enough. The Hoosiers do lose Ryan Watercutter to graduation as well as Austin Dorris who transferred to Bowling Green. The Hoosiers do have two young tight ends who project to be very good in TJ Ivy and Matt Bjorson, then Gary Cooper will join the team over the summer as a true freshman.

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Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 86 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 86 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Written By Nathan Comp

Countdown to IUFB Kickoff #86 (Peyton Hendershot)

The Hoosier Huddle countdown to kickoff has begun. Only 86 days remain until the Hoosiers kickoff the 2018 season on the road against Florida International University. Today we will highlight number 86, Peyton Hendershot.

Peyton Hendershot (Redshirt Freshman)

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 243 Pounds

Hometown: North Salem, IN

Position: Tight End

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Hoosier Redshirts Ready to Start Making Their Mark

Hoosier Redshirts Ready to Start Making Their Mark

Written By Lauralys Shallow

They have been waiting for this moment, and it is almost here.

Six redshirt freshmen (Thomas Allen and Mo Burnam at linebacker, Juwan Burgess and Bryant Fitzgerald at defensive back, Peyton Hendershot at tight end and Caleb Jones along offensive line) will get to play in their first game as a Hoosier in less than a month, even if it is just the spring game on April 14.

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Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Tight End

Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Tight End

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Indiana head coach Tom Allen and offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Mike DeBord will have their hands full in trying to replace the production from former tight end Ian Thomas. As alluded to in our positional preview, Thomas will graduate in May and pursue an NFL career. Analysts project him to be selected anywhere between the third and fifth round of the NFL Draft in April. Ian Thomas’ size and athleticism make him an intriguing pro prospect, as well as a difficult player for Indiana to replace.

After seeing former IU tight end Danny Friend catch just seven passes during Kevin Wilson’s final year as coach, Hoosier football fans rejoiced upon learning Mike DeBord took more advantage of the position in the passing game. The results spoke for themselves as Thomas compiled 25 catches for 276 yards and five touchdowns. Meanwhile, former walk-on Ryan Wattercutter added 12 catches for 69 yards. Indiana will continue to utilize their tight ends in the passing game and especially in the red zone. Wattercutter will return to IU as a redshirt senior this season. He will be joined by redshirt sophomore Shaun Bonner, redshirt junior Austin Dorris, and redhirt freshman Peyton Hendershot. Which Hoosier tight end will step and deliver in 2018? 

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Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Tight End

Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Tight End

Written By Rylie Kyhn

With the new offensive coordinator and tight end coach Mike DeBord’s system being put in
place in 2017, the tight end position saw more action last season than in previous years. Going
into the Hoosiers 2017 season there was a big name everyone was talking about to watch for
on the offensive side of the ball, Ian Thomas. At 6’5’’ 250 pounds, they looked for him to be an
incredible weapon at the tight end position. Thomas added an important element to the
Hoosiers offense last season, leading the team in average yards per reception and scoring 5
touchdowns during his senior season. Thomas graduates in May and will look to pursue a
career in the NFL, and the Hoosiers will look to fill the starting tight end position.

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Top Five: Sleepers Heading into IU Football Spring Practice

Top Five: Sleepers Heading into IU Football Spring Practice

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Our next ‘Top Five’ list will take a look at who we think are the five sleepers on the Indiana football team that fans need to follow. My definition of a sleeper is a player who has gone under the radar, has been forgotten about or one that can play a big role, but needs to step up in order to do so.

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Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 67 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 67 Days (Peyton Hendershot)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

#67

Summer is melting away and we are a third of the way done with our Countdown to IUFB Kickoff. In 67 days the Hoosiers will be ready to take the field against the Ohio State Buckeyes. For the past five seasons Dan Feeney has been a staple at 67, but he is now plowing the way for running backs in Los Angeles. Instead we will take a look at incoming freshman Peyton Hendershot, who will not be wearing 67, but will be a big part of Indiana’s future at tight end.

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2017 National Signing Day Profile: Peyton Hendershot

2017 National Signing Day Profile: Peyton Hendershot

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Peyton Hendershot, 6’4”, 227, Lizton, IN (Tri-West), Tight End, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (85.16)

Despite a late visit to Penn State, in-state prospect Peyton Hendershot has officially signed with the Indiana Hoosiers. The tenth-rated prospect from the state is a terrific athlete that excelled at football and basketball at Tri-West High School. Hendershot comes to Indiana known as more of a receiving threat at the tight end position and he joins a position group hoping new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord emphasizes the tight ends as pass catchers more than the previous offensive administration did. 

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Nine Prospects Head to Bloomington for Official Visits

Nine Prospects Head to Bloomington for Official Visits

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The recruiting dead period is over and the fight to the finish off the 2017 class strong is back underway. According to IU Football recruiting expert Matt Weaver of Peegs.com nine prospects will be in Bloomington this weekend for official visits. Here are the prospects visiting IU over this chilly winter weekend:

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