Indiana football fans have likely seen the last of redshirt senior Jack Tuttle playing quarterback for the Hoosiers. Tuttle was injured after a sack in the second quarter of Indiana’s 45-14 loss to No. 16 Penn State on Nov. 5.
In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Indiana head football coach Tom Allen revealed Tuttle would be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury that won’t require surgery.
Tuttle started as quarterback for the Hoosiers for the first time this season in their matchup with the Nittany Lions. His promotion in the depth chart came after Tuttle announced he intended to enter the transfer portal mid-season on Oct. 17. Despite putting his name in the transfer portal mid-season, Tuttle decided to stay with the team and finish out the season.
In his only start for Indiana this year, Tuttle went 9-12 with one touchdown and a 159.9 quarterback rating but was sacked four times before completing two-quarters of football.
If Tuttle leaves Indiana via the transfer portal in the offseason, he’ll finish his Hoosier career with 901 passing yards and five touchdowns to his six interceptions.
Tuttle, currently enrolled in the MBA program at Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, graduated with a Supply Chain Management degree in May 2021. After this season, Tuttle will have one more year of eligibility to play at the collegiate level.
Tuttle was one of three quarterbacks featured in last Saturday's game against Penn State. Redshirt sophomore Dexter Willaims II and freshman Brendan Sorsby also took snaps.
After being sidelined last week due to an undisclosed injury, Allen said that redshirt junior quarterback Connor Bazelak would return to start against No. 2 Ohio State this Saturday.