Indiana football hasn’t been a powerhouse lately, but there have been some good times.
There were quite a few good times not too long ago when Nate Sudfeld was slinging the ball all over the field. At Indiana, Sudfeld threw for 7,879 yards and 61 TD to just 20 INT.
The 6-foot-6 signal caller played all four years for the Hoosiers and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Sudfeld hasn’t been a starter in the league yet, but in the two seasons he has played, he has completed 19-of-24 passes for 134 yards.
He hadn’t thrown a TD pass in his career leading into the final week of the season, but that changed on his very first throw of the game. Sudfeld, despite being drafted by the Redskins, is currently a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thanks to a Carson Wentz injury, Nick Foles has stepped in nicely and has given Eagle fans some memories dating back to last year’s Super Bowl run. However, on Sunday, Foles was taken to the locker room with a chest injury against guess who?
The Washington Redskins.
The Eagles need a win to stay alive in the playoff hunt, and thankfully for them, Sudfeld stepped up huge, throwing his first TD pass in the NFL:
He’s a Hoosier!
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) December 30, 2018
Sudfeld got rid of the ball quickly here and WR Nelson Agholor did the rest. At 24-0 deep in the fourth quarter, the former Hoosier all but sealed the win for the Eagles.
In order for Philadelphia to clinch a spot in the playoffs, they need a Minnesota Vikings loss to get into the final spot. At the time of Sudfeld’s TD pass, the Vikings trail the Chicago Bears 21-10 with 7 minutes remaining in the game.
Last year it was Foles’ time to shine as a Super Bowl hero. If Foles’ injury is serious, Sudfeld may have a chance to become a Super Bowl hero as well if the Eagles keep winning.