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Indiana right guard Dan Feeney will return for 2016 season, his fifth with the program

Indiana right guard Dan Feeney will return to the program for the 2016 season.

A key piece to Indiana's offensive line elected to return for his fifth year with the program.

Redshirt junior right guard Dan Feeney announced Monday he would return for the 2016 season, his final year of eligiblity with the Hoosiers. 

"I am excited to continue to be a part of this great program," Feeney said in a statement. "Coach Wilson and Coach Frey were extremely valuable during this process and I thank them for their assistance. They are great coaches and have taught me so much both on the field and in life. I look forward to continuing to learn from both of them."

Feeney earned multiple All-American honors this past season, highlighted by first team recognition from ESPN. He also earned first team All-Big Ten recognition while being named to the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists. 

Those accolades were a result of not allowing a single sack in 2015. Over the course of his Indiana career, Feeney has allowed only one sack in 37 career starts (2,719 snaps) at right guard.

"Dan put a lot of time and thought into this decision," Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said in the same statement. "We are excited he is returning and really like the direction this program is headed. Dan is one of the best players I have ever been around. He is the total package, not only on the field but in the way he approaches the game and who he is as a person. This is a great opportunity for him to continue to grow as a player, teammate and leader, and enhances the value of his football future. By the time he is done, Dan will be one of the best to ever wear an Indiana uniform." 

Behind the efforts of Feeney and the rest of the offensive line, Indiana led the Big Ten in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense while finishing second in rushing offense. The Hoosiers led the conference in scoring offense for the first time since the league recorded the entire season as the statistical leader in 1985. It was also the first time since 1988 Indiana led the Big Ten in total offense. 

"I am blessed to have great teammates who are like brothers to me," Feeney said. "We are not satisfied and are looking to finish what all the coaches and players have started. With the commitment this university and administration have made to this program, we are ready to reach a new level and can't wait to get started. Go IU!"


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