Sudfeld to be IU’s honorary captain for Saturday’s homecoming game

Indiana will have a Super Bowl champion on its side when it hosts Iowa in Saturday’s homecoming contest.

Nate Sudfeld, IU’s all-time passing leader, will return to Memorial Stadium as the Hoosiers’ honorary captain, Tom Allen announced Wednesday on his weekly radio show.

“He’s pumped up, he really is,” the IU coach said. “He can’t wait to come back. He just was so appreciative that we wanted him to be in that role and make him feel welcome.”

Sudfeld, a backup quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles, earned a Super Bowl ring for his work with the Eagles’ franchise during the 2017 season. Sudfeld played in Philadelphia’s 2017 regular season finale, completing 19 of his 23 passes for 134 yards.

The Modesto, Calif. native closed his career as IU’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (61), passing yardage (7,879), 350-yard games (6) and 300-yard games (11). He’s second all-time with 593 completions, third with 8,011 total yards and fourth with 983 attempts in 37 career games, including 26 starts.

In his final collegiate season in 2015, Sudfeld finished first on the IU’s single-season passing charts with 3,573 passing yards, five 350-plus yard games and seven 300-yard games.

“I didn’t personally coach him — I came the season after he graduated — but I’ve gotten to know him since and he’s such an awesome kid,” Allen said. “He’s obviously doing great things with the Eagles. He’ll be with us and be on the sideline there. Our players are excited, too.”


  1. Too bad ‘Suds’ wasn’t here for the monsoon…We could have had a giant Memorial bubble bath party.

    When ‘Suds’ rides the Eagles bench is he making Pine-Sol?

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