Hoosiers At the Next Level: Shane Wynn, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Hoosiers At the Next Level: Shane Wynn, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Shane Wynn | Jacksonville Jaguars | WR  

Listed at 5-foot-6 168lbs per NFL.com, Shane Wynn is beating all odds by sticking around in the NFL. Wynn amassed over 2,000 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns during his career at Indiana. He’s succeeded at every level despite his size, and Wynn has no plans of giving up his dream to sustain himself as a professional football player. Wynn’s speed and elusiveness are obviously his biggest assets. He posted a 4.29-second 40-yard dash at Indiana’s pro day. As the saying goes, “you can’t teach speed.”

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How Former Hoosiers Fared in the 2017 NFL Regular Season

How Former Hoosiers Fared in the 2017 NFL Regular Season

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

With the NFL Playoffs set to kickoff Saturday afternoon (there are four Hoosiers on playoff rosters), we decided to look back at how Indiana Football alumni fared this season with their respective teams.

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How Former Hoosiers Fared in the NFL in 2016

How Former Hoosiers Fared in the NFL in 2016

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. 

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Rahrig, Richardson, and Wynn picked up by NFL teams

Rahrig, Richardson, and Wynn picked up by NFL teams

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

While Tevin Coleman was the lone Hoosier to get drafted this past weekend, he is far from the only Indiana player to get a shot to play on Sundays. Just hours after the draft was completed three Hoosiers were snatched up as priority free agents on Saturday night. The talented speedster Shane Wynn will be joining Coleman down in Atlanta and looks like he will be competing for time as a kick returner and slot receiver. Former walk-on Collin Rahrig will be headed to Pittsburgh to continue his underdog story. And Florida native Bobby Richardson is headed back south, now to Louisiana where he will be joining the Saints.

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Spring Position Battles: Kickoff Return

Spring Position Battles: Kickoff Return

Welcome to the final installment of Spring Position Battles, we are looking at the often over looked battle at the kick and punt return positions. Middle of the pack teams like the Indiana Hoosiers need every advantage they can get and a lot of the time that comes via very good special teams. Some of IU’s most memorable wins have come because of a kickoff return for a score. Lance Bennett sparked the Hoosiers’ upset of Oregon on the road in 2004 with a long kickoff return touchdown and Marcus Thigpen initiated come backs in 2006 against Illinois and Ball State with big plays on special teams. Under head coach Kevin Wilson the Hoosiers have had their share of explosive special teamers with Shane Wynn and Tevin Coleman, but in 2014 it was an area that was lacking.

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Spring Practice Position Battle: Wide Receivers

Spring Practice Position Battle: Wide Receivers

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

If there's one thing for certain going into next season, it's that the Hoosiers' aerial attack will have to be vastly improved for the team to have a legitimate shot at the postseason in 2015. After compiling 3,680 yards through the air in 2013, the team saw their production plummet to just 1,697 passing yards after a season-ending injury to quarterback Nate Sudfeld this past season.

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Indiana's Tevin Coleman Named 1st Team All-Big Ten

Tevin Coleman's historic season was good enough to be named first team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches

Tevin Coleman's historic season was good enough to be named first team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches

Written By Sammy Jacobs

On Monday night the Hoosiers’ Tevin Coleman was honored as one of two running backs named first team All-Big Ten. Coleman, who became the 18th rusher in FBS history to reach the 2,000-yard mark in the season finale Saturday, joins Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon as the top running back in the conference.

Coleman, a junior, had the best season ever by an Indiana University running back. He set the school record for rushing yards in a single season with 2,036 on 270 carries. That is a mind blowing 7.5 yards per carry. Coleman also scored 15 touchdowns. What may be even more impressive is that he put up these numbers while the Hoosiers did not have much of a passing game after the sixth game of the season. For his career Coleman has 3,219 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns. Coleman is also a finalist for the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back.

Several other Hoosiers garnered conference awards as senior safety Mark Murphy was named the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship award winner while safety Antonio Allen, offensive linemen Dan Feeney, Colin Rahrig, and Jason Spriggs, as well as wide receiver Shane Wynn and defensive lineman Bobby Richardson all received Big Ten Honorable Mentions.