« Football 2015

Nate Sudfeld

School

Indiana University

Position
Quarterback
Major
Liberal Studies

Classroom

A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Nate Sudfeld will earn the honor for third time in as many eligible years this season. Sudfeld is a nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team, the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Award and is a member of the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.

Character

Sudfeld enjoyed a rewarding and busy summer. The senior quarterback received an invitation to serve as a counselor at the prestigious Manning Academy in July. He finished second among the college quarterbacks in the Papa John’s Quarterback Challenge skills competition and got the opportunity to talk some Xs and Os with Peyton and Eli Manning. Later in the month, Sudfeld received the opportunity to pick the brain of another all-pro, Andrew Luck, who hosted his annual Change The Play initiative in Bloomington, which Sudfeld worked for the second straight year. He wrapped up his summer as one of the co-speakers at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon where Sudfeld talked about the service trip he took to Uganda in 2015 over spring break, which was his second trip to the African country. The speech can be found online here: https://twitter.com/HoosierFootball/status/628233884145070081.

Community

2015 Service Trip to Africa: Sudfeld and his family took a service trip to Uganda during spring break of 2015. His family is associated with Assist International, which has completed more than 500 projects in 63 countries, all helping to address the needs of what the company describes as “the world’s most vulnerable people.” Sudfeld also took a service trip to Uganda when he turned 14.

2014 and 2015 Andrew Luck/IU Health Change The Play Program: Sudfeld was on hand along with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to assist with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana Health’s Change the Play program. The program encourages and challenges kids to make better choices about nutrition and exercise.

Boys and Girls Club: Sudfeld worked individually with the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club this summer. Additionally, the team has hosted members of the Boys & Girls Club at Memorial Stadium.

Jill’s House: The Indiana football team has spent time with and lifted the spirits of patients at the Bloomington Jill’s House. Sudfeld spent time and visited with a cancer survivor from Bloomington following the 2014 season.

Other: Read Across America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Bloomington Life Enrichment.

Competition

Sudfeld entered the 2015 campaign on the watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Unitas Award. One of the most decorated quarterbacks in Indiana history, Sudfeld is second in completion percentage (60.6), tied for second in 300-yard games (4), fifth in passing touchdowns (34), eighth in passing yardage (4,306) and completions (346), ninth in attempts (571) and 10th in total offense (4,377) on IU’s career lists in just 25 career games (14 starts). In his career, Sudfeld is 346-of-571 (60.6) with 4,306 yards, 34 passing TDs, 13 INTs, three rushing scores and a 139.0 passing efficiency mark. He is one of the team’s 12 command leaders (program’s leadership group) for the third straight season.