After missing four consecutive games due to a concussion, Dan Feeney has now played four weeks in a row.
During each of those weeks, the All-American right guard appears to be getting progressively better.
Feeney was recognized with Indiana’s co-Offensive Player of the Week honors for his play against Penn State on Saturday. He shares the weekly honor with running back Devine Redding.
For the second week in a row, Feeney shifted between right tackle and right guard to solid results. He was credited with 12 knockdowns, though that number is in dispute.
“In fact, I heard him say today that coach (Greg) Frey missed two of them,” IU coach Kevin Wilson said. “So he might have had 14.”
Redding rushed for 108 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns. He now has eight career 100-yard rushing games, including five this season. Redding needs 99 yards between the final two regular season games to amass 1,000 for the season.
“I think you’ve seen tremendous growth,” offensive lineman Jacob Bailey said. “It’s the maturity. He’s not missing any reads. He’s gonna do what he’s supposed to do.”
Defensively, Tony Fields earned weekly honors after intercepting a pass and making a career-high eight solo tackles. His backup, Chase Dutra, earned IU’s Special Teams Player of the Week award.
Defensive lineman Gavin Everett, tight end Ryan Wattercutter, offensive lineman Grayson Stover and running back Clyde Newton were recognized for their scout team work.