Sudfeld finds end zone in 1st NFL appearance #iufb

Sure, it’s only the preseason. Better and more important football will be played four weeks from now.

But former Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld is off to a good start with his new team.

Sudfeld threw the only touchdown by a Washington Redskins quarterback in the team’s 23-17 loss at Atlanta on Thursday night. The sixth-round draft pick completed 10 of his 15 passes for 89 yards, while leading Washington on a nine-play, 34-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter that ended when he found tight end Marcel Jensen in the end zone for a six-yard touchdown.

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Sudfeld told Redskins.com that he appreciated the help of fellow Redskins quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy leading into his exhibition debut.

“They were in my ear all week and then all day and then during the game,” Sudfeld said. “So it was really good to have those guys. Before the game Kirk said, ‘Let go and let God in,’ and I really took that to heart and it’s fun. I feel like I’ve trained hard for this and I felt prepared out there so I just went and had a good time and tried to play with a smile on my face and march us downfield so it was fun.”

Thursday’s game at the Georgia Dome was also a reunion for Sudfeld and three of his former teammates. Former IU offensive linemen Collin Rahrig and Jake Reed, along with running back Tevin Coleman, each dressed for the game against Washington.