Tandon Doss Gets New Hardware

Posted: February 5, 2013 by tklawitt in IU Football
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Doss returns a punt in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium against the Denver Broncos.

Doss returns a punt in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium against the Denver Broncos.

Welcome, Tandon Doss, to the club of Indiana Hoosiers with Superbowl rings. Doss is a second-year wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Raised in Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis), Doss joins Tracey Porter (Saints) and James Brewer (Giants) as recent Hoosiers to win a Superbowl ring.

This is a nice occurrence for recruiting going forward, as Doss has made a habit of coming back and visiting the past few years, often parading on the sidelines, and sitting right behind the bench at IU home games. Recruits will be drawn to a shiny piece of hardware like that, which is nice, because Doss hails from in-state Ben Davis in Indy.

Doss didn’t have a catch in the game, but did get plenty of pre-game facetime. He finished 2012 with 123 receiving yards and a touchdown, and also returned punts for the Ravens. Doss seemed to get his most action earlier in the season on four and five-wide sets, generally on quick smokes or bubbles out wide. Baltimore fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron midway through the season, and the offense had changed a bit under Jim Caldwell.

Going forward, who knows where Doss might fit in, especially with the emergence of Jacoby Jones as both a receiver and returner in the Superbowl this past Sunday. But Doss has certainly flashed some talent, and should definitely find a place somewhere in the pros, if not with the Ravens. It’s just a matter of finding the right fit. Nice to have a ring in your second season, though. #iufb

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