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INDIANAPOLIS COLTSWEEKLY PRESS RELEASEIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterP.O. Box 535000Indianapolis, IN 46253www.colts.com
PRESEASON WEEK 3INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-2) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-0)
7:30 P.M. ET | SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 2017 | HEINZ FIELD
The Indianapolis Colts will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers for their final road trip of the 2017 preseason. The game time is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Heinz Field.
The contest will mark the 22nd all-time preseason meeting between the teams, with the Colts hold-ing an 11-10 advantage. In their last preseason matchup, Indianapolis fell to Pittsburgh, 26-24, on Aug. 19, 2012.
Last week, the Colts traveled to Dallas and were defeated by the Cowboys, 24-19.
Dallas scored on the opening possession of the game to take an early 7-0 lead. On the Cowboys third possession of the game, Colts outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo recorded a strip-sack and fellow outside linebacker Lavar Edwards scooped up the ball and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to tie the game up.
The teams traded field goals in the second quarter to keep the game tied at halftime, 10-10.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted his second field goal of the game in the third quarter while Dallas executed two touchdown drives in the sec-ond half to pad a 24-13 advantage in the fourth quarter.
For the second consecutive week, Indianapolis quarterback Stephen Morris orchestrated a late scoring drive that resulted in an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Fred Brown. The comeback was thwarted though as Dallas went on to win, 24-19.
TV coverage: WXINPlay-by-Play: Don FischerColor Analyst: Rick VenturiSideline: Caroline Cann
Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp. Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400
Colts Outside LinebackerLavar Edwards
2016 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS
Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHKPlay-by-Play: Bob LameyColor Analyst: Jim SorgiSideline: Matt Taylor
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2017 SCHEDULEPRESEASON (0-2)Day Date Opponent TV Time/ResultSun. Aug. 13 DETROIT FOX59 L, 24-10Sat. Aug. 19 at Dallas FOX59 L, 24-19Sat. Aug. 26 at Pittsburgh FOX59 7:30 p.m.Thurs. Aug. 31 CINCINNATI FOX59 7 p.m.
REGULAR SEASON (0-0)Day Date Opponent TV Time/ResultSun. Sept. 10 at Los Angeles Rams CBS 4:05 p.m.Sun. Sept. 17 ARIZONA FOX 1 p.m.Sun. Sept. 24 CLEVELAND CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Oct. 1 at Seattle NBC 8:30 p.m.Sun. Oct. 8 SAN FRANCISCO FOX 1 p.m.Mon. Oct. 16 at Tennessee ESPN 8:30 p.m.Sun. Oct. 22 JACKSONVILLE CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Oct. 29 at Cincinnati CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Nov. 5 at Houston CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Nov. 12 PITTSBURGH CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Nov. 19 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 26 TENNESSEE CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Dec. 3 at Jacksonville CBS 1 p.m.Sun. Dec. 10 at Buffalo CBS 1 p.m.Thurs. Dec. 14 DENVER NBC/NFLN/ 8:25 p.m. AMAZON Sat. Dec. 23 at Baltimore NFLN 4:30 p.m.Sun. Dec. 31 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m.
* All times are Eastern; Home games in BOLD CAPS
COLTS TRAVEL TO PITTSBURGH FOR FINAL PRESEASON ROAD TRIP
Monday, August 2111:10 a.m. 12:20 p.m. Practice (Limited Shooting Availability)12:20 p.m. 1:05 p.m. Player Interviews12:20 p.m. Chuck Pagano available
Tuesday, August 2211:45 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Practice (Limited Shooting Availability)1:30 2:15 p.m. Player Interviews1:30 p.m. Chuck Pagano available
Wednesday, August 2311:30 a.m. 1:35 p.m. Practice (Limited Shooting Availability)1:35 2:20 p.m. Player Interviews1:35 p.m. Coordinators available
Thursday, August 2411:15 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Practice (Limited Shooting Availability)12:40 1:25 p.m. Player Interviews12:40 p.m. Chuck Pagano available
Friday, August 25No Availability
Saturday, August 26Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 p.m. ET
MEDIA SCHEDULE: AUG. 21-26
Game Preview/Schedules/Standings ...................................................1Table of Contents/Important Information ..............................................2Head Coach Comparison .....................................................................3Head Coach Chuck Pagano .................................................................4Connections.......................................................................................5-6Statistical Comparison ..........................................................................6Colts Offseason Moves .....................................................................7-82017 Draft Class ..............................................................................9-10
COLTS NOTESColts Notes ....................................................................................11-21Andrew Luck Notes .......................................................................22-23Adam Vinatieri Notes .....................................................................24-25T.Y. Hilton Notes ................................................................................26Frank Gore Notes ...............................................................................27Vontae Davis Notes ............................................................................28
ROSTER PAGESUnofficial Depth Chart ........................................................................29Players By Position.............................................................................30How the Colts were Built ....................................................................31Alphabetical Roster ............................................................................32Numerical Roster ................................................................................33Roster By Experience .........................................................................34Transactions .......................................................................................352016 Colts Participation......................................................................36
COLTS STATISTICS2016 Colts Regular Season Stats ......................................................372016 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats .....................................382017 Colts Preseason Stats ...............................................................392017 Colts Preseason Defensive Stats ..............................................40
RB-FRANK GOREArt Rooney Sportsmanship Award
WR-T.Y. HILTONPro Bowl (third of career - 2014-16)
QB-ANDREW LUCKEd Block Courage AwardAFC Offensive Player of the Week - Week 13
OLB-ROBERT MATHISAFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 17
P-PAT McAFEEPro Bowl (second of career - 2014, 2016)
T/G JOE REITZColts Man of the Year - Nominee for NFLs Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
RB-JORDAN TODMANAFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 9
K-ADAM VINATIERIAFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 5AFC Special Teams Player of the Month - October
TABLE OF CONTENTS/IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TABLE OF CONTENTSAugust 24-27Third Preseason Weekend
August 31Final Preseason Games
September 2Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maxi-mum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.
September 2Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.
September 3Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduc-tion will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.
September 3Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players (the four designated clubs (NFC South) may sign one player to an International Practice Player Contract.) No club, including the players prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a Practice Player Contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such players prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
IMPORTANT NFL DATES
On the Colts media website, http://media.colts.com, media outlets can access up-to-date Colts information, including press releases, tran-scripts, daily notes and game releases. The site also offers access to the 2017 media guide.
Season and game-by-game credential requests can be sent to [email protected]
COLTS MEDIA SITE
Along with their normal slate of home and road contests against AFC South opponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - the Colts will compete against the AFC North and NFC West Divisions in 2017. Indianapolis will face three 2016 playoff teams.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2017 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS Team H/A 2016 Record Last Meeting/Result Houston H/A 9-7 (.563) H - 12/11/16 - L, 22-17 Tennessee H/A 9-7 (.563) H - 11/20/16 - W, 24-17 Jacksonville H/A 3-13 (.188) H - 1/1/17 - W, 24-20 Pittsburgh H 11-5 (.688) H - 11/24/16 - L, 28-7 Denver H 9-7 (.563) A - 9/18/16 - L, 34-20 Arizona H 7-8-1 (.469) A - 11/24/13 - L, 40-11 San Francisco H 2-14 (.125) A - 9/22/13 - W, 27-7 Cleveland H 1-15 (.063) A - 12/7/14 - W, 25-24 Seattle A 10-5-1 (.656) H - 10/6/13 - W, 34-28 Baltimore A 8-8 (.500) H - 10/5/14 - W, 20-13 Buffalo A 7-9 (.438) A - 9/13/15 - L, 27-14 Cincinnati A 6-9-1 (.406) *H - 1/4/15 - W, 26-10 LA Rams A 4-12 (.250) H - 11/10/13 - L, 38-8 Total 86-119-3 (.421) *Postseason
2017 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS
HEAD COACH COMPARISON
COACHING YEARS IN NFL: 16th YearCOLTS HEAD COACH: 6th YearREGULAR SEASON: 49-31 (.613)POSTSEASON: 3-3 (.500)
PRO CAREER: Named head coach of the Indianapolis Colts on January 25, 2012. In five years, Chuck Paga-nos .613 winning percentage ranks fifth among active NFL head coaches. In the process, he became only the second head coach in NFL history to earn 11 wins ineach of his first three seasons with a team. Under Pa-
gano, the Colts went 33 games without losing two in a row from September 9, 2012 September 7, 2014, which is the longest such streak in franchise history to start a career.
In 2016, Pagano led the Colts to an 8-8 record and two Colts were selected to thePro Bowl. He guided the Colts to an 8-8 record in 2015. In Week 5 at Houston (10/8), Indianapolis won their 16th consecutive game within the AFC South di-vision to set an NFL record as the Colts finished with a winning record in the division (4-2) for the fourth straight year.
In 2014, Pagano led the Colts to their first AFC Championship Game since 2009. In 2013, Indianapolis earned the division title and won an AFC Wild Card Playoffgame against the Kansas City Chiefs that marked the second-largest comeback in NFL postseason history. In 2012, the Colts overcame the loss of Pagano to acute promyelocytic leukemia for 12 games and responded with seven fourth quarter or overtime game winning drives en route to an 11-5 campaign.
Pagano previously coched with the Baltimore Ravens (2008-2011), the last as the teams defensive coordinator. He also coached with the Oakland Raiders (2005-06) and Cleveland Browns (2001-04).
CAREER RECORD: 52-34.
BACKGROUND: Pagano was a safety at Wyoming from 1980-83. He coached collegiately at Southern California (1984-85), Miami (1986), Boise State (1987-88), East Carolina (1989), Nevada-Las Vegas (1990-91), East Carolina (1992-94), Miami (1995-2000) and North Carolina (2007).
PERSONAL: Born in Boulder, Colo. on October 2, 1960. He and his wife, Tina, have three daughters, Tara, Taylor, Tori, and three granddaughters, Avery, Addi-son and Zoey. His brother, John, serves as the Oakland Raiders assistanthead coach-defense.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ASSISTANT COACHESRob Chudzinski Offensive CoordinatorTed Monachino Defensive CoordinatorTom McMahon Special Teams CoordinatorTim Berbenich Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks CoachMaurice Drayton Assistant Special Teams CoachGary Emanuel Defensive Line CoachJoe Gilbert Assistant Offensive Line CoachFrank Giufre Offensive Quality Control CoachJim Herrmann Linebackers CoachJim Hostler Tight Ends CoachRichard Howell Assistant Strength & Conditioning CoachDarren Krein Head Strength & Conditioning CoachSanjay Lal Wide Receivers CoachJoe Philbin Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineRyan Podell Sports Science/Conditioning CoachJeff Popovich Defensive Quality Control CoachBrian Schottenheimer Quarterbacks CoachJemal Singleton Running Backs CoachShawn Terlecky Defensive AssistantBrad White Outside Linebackers CoachGreg Williams Defensive Backs Coach
COLTS HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANOCOACHING YEARS IN NFL: 17th YearSTEELERS HEAD COACH: 11th YearREGULAR SEASON: 103-57 (.644)POSTSEASON: 8-6 (.571)
PRO CAREER: Named the sixteenth head coach in Steelers history when he replaced Bill Cowher on Jan-uary 22, 2007. Became the youngest coach (36 years, 323 days) in NFL history to win a Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in SuperBowl XLIII on February 1, 2009. Tomlin reached the
playoffs four times in his first five seasons and is the only coach in Steelers his-tory to win division titles in each of his first two seasons.
In 2016, Tomlin guided the Steelers to the AFC North division title for the fifth time in his 10-year reign, and reached the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 2010. Pittsburgh has reached the postseason seven times under Tomlins leadership, including each of the past three seasons.
In 2010, Tomlins club won its third division title in in a four-year span. In 2008, Tomlin directed the Steelers to a 12-4 record, winning his second-consecutive AFC North title. That season culminated with a Super Bowl triumph, making Tom-lin one of only seven coaches in league history to win a Super Bowl within his first two seasons as an NFL head coach. In his first season, Tomlin guided the Steelers to a 10-6 record and their first AFC North title since 2004.
Tomlin was the Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator in 2006 after spend-ing the previous five seasons (2001-05) as defensive backs coach for the Tam-pa Bay Buccaneers. Tomlin coached one of the top defensive backfields in the NFL for the Buccaneers, culminating with its performance in Super Bowl XXXVII. The secondary recorded four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns to help Tampa Bay capture the franchises first Super Bowl title.
Tomlin served two seasons as the defensive backs coach at the University of Cincinnati (1999-2000) before going to Tampa Bay. Prior to joining the Cincinnati staff, Tomlin had a short stint on the coaching staff at Tennessee-Martin and then spent two seasons at Arkansas State. He spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant at Memphis. Tomlin began his coaching career in 1995 as wide receiv-ers coach at Virginia Military Institute.
CAREER RECORD: 111-63.
BACKGROUND: Was a three-year starter at wide receiver at William & Mary (1990-94) and finished his career with 101 receptions for 2,046 yards and a school-record 20 touchdown receptions. A first-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994, he established a school record with a 20.2 yards per catch average. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in sociology.
PERSONAL: Born in Hampton, Va., on March 15, 1972. He and his wife, Kiya,have two sons, Dino and Mason, and a daughter, Harlyn Quinn.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS ASSISTANT COACHESKeith Butler Defensive CoordinatorTodd Haley Offensive CoordinatorDanny Smith Special Teams CoordinatorJames Daniel Tight Ends CoachRandy Fichtner Quarterbacks CoachCarnell Lake Defensive Backs CoachRichard Mann Wide Receivers CoachJohn Mitchell Assistant Head Coach/Defensive LineMike Munchak Offensive Line CoachJerry Olsavsky Inside Linebackers CoachJoey Porter Outside Linebackers CoachJames Saxon Running Backs CoachShaun Sarrett Offensive AssistantSteve Meyer Coaching AssistantDaniel Martin Rooney Coaching AssistantGarrett Giemont Conditioning CoordinatorMarcel Pastoor Conditioning Assistant
STEELERS HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN
HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANO
Pagano has led the Colts to a 49-31 record over his five seasons (2012-16) in Indianapolis. His .613 winning percentage ranks fifth among ac-tive NFL head coaches (min. two seasons).
Highest Winning Percentage, Active NFL Head Coaches,Min. Two Seasons Experience
Coach Team Win % Bill Belichick New England .673 Mike McCarthy Green Bay .651 Bruce Arians Arizona .648 Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh .644 Chuck Pagano Indianapolis .613 Additionally, Indianapolis 49 wins since 2012 are tied for the fifth-most in the NFL over that span.
MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS, SINCE 2012 Team Wins New England 62 Denver 59 Seattle 56 Green Bay 51 Indianapolis 49 Cincinnati 49
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
In 2015, with a win over the Houston Texans in Week 5 (10/8), India-napolis improved its consecutive victory streak within the AFC South Division to 16 games, which set an NFL record. The streak continued a team record, which was set at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The previous best was 12, which was set from Nov. 14, 2004 Oct. 8, 2006.
LONGEST WINNING STREAK FOR AN NFL TEAM AGAINSTTHEIR OWN DIVISION, NFL HISTORY
Team Division Streak Indianapolis AFC South 16 (2012-15) Miami AFC East 15 (1972-73) Dallas NFC East 14 (1993-94)
LONGEST WINNING STREAK FOR AN NFL TEAM AGAINSTANY DIVISION, NFL HISTORY
Team Division Streak Indianapolis AFC South 16 (2012-15) Miami AFC East 15 (1972-73) Indianapolis AFC North 15 (2002-1010) Dallas NFC East 14 (1993-94) New England NFC North 14 (2002-2014)
BEST RECORD AGAINST DIVISION OPPONENTS, 2012-15 Team Division Record Denver AFC West 21-3-0 Indianapolis AFC South 20-4-0 New England AFC East 18-6-0 Carolina NFC South 17-7-0 Green Bay NFC North 16-7-1
The Colts have closed out games strong under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-16), posting a league-leading 32-13-0 (.711) record in games decided by one possession-or-less (eight points or less) during that span.
BEST WIN PCT. IN ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Win %Indianapolis 32-13-0 .711Denver 23-13-0 .639New England 24-14-0 .632Arizona 21-14-1 .597San Francisco 18-13-1 .578
COLTS ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, 2016 (6-5)Game Margin ResultWeek 1 vs. DET 4 L, 39-35Week 3 vs. SD 4 W, 26-22Week 4 at JAX (UK) 3 L, 30-27Week 5 vs. CHI 6 W, 29-23Week 6 at HOU 3 L, 26-23 (OT)Week 7 at TEN 8 W, 34-26Week 9 at GB 5 W, 31-26Week 11 vs. TEN 7 W, 24-17Week 14 vs. HOU 5 L, 22-17Week 16 at OAK 8 L, 33-25Week 17 vs. JAX 4 W, 24-20
Additionally, the Colts are tied for the best record in the league in games decided by three points or less since 2012.
BEST WIN PCT. IN GAMES DECIDED BY THREE POINTS OR LESS, SINCE 2012
Team Record Win %Indianapolis 11-4-0 .733New England 11-4-0 .733Oakland 12-6-0 .667Denver 8-5-0 .615Seattle 9-6-1 .594
WINNING THE CLOSE ONES
WINNING THE DIVISION
Under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-16), the Colts have recorded a 24-7 record in regular season games immediately following a loss. The team averages 26.2 points scored and 20.4 points allowed in those 24 games. In 2013, Indianapolis was one of only four teams (DEN, NE, SEA) to not lose consecutive games all season long.
COLTS GAMES FOLLOWING A LOSS, SINCE 2012Game 1 Result Game 2 Result2012 (5-0)Week 1 at CHI L, 41-21 Week 2 vs. MIN W, 23-20Week 3 vs. JAX L, 22-17 Week 5 vs. GB W, 30-27Week 6 at NYJ L, 35-9 Week 7 vs. CLE W, 17-13Week 11 at NE L, 59-24 Week 12 vs. BUF W, 20-13Week 15 at HOU L, 29-17 Week 16 at KC W, 20-132013 (5-0)Week 2 vs. MIA L, 24-20 Week 3 at SF W, 27-7Week 6 at SD L, 19-9 Week 7 vs. DEN W, 39-33Week 10 vs. STL L, 38-8 Week 11 at TEN W, 30-27Week 12 at ARZ L, 40-11 Week 13 vs. TEN W, 22-14Week 14 at CIN L, 42-28 Week 15 vs. HOU W, 25-32014 (4-1)Week 1 at DEN L, 31-24 Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27 Week 3 at JAX W, 44-17Week 8 at PIT L, 51-34 Week 9 at NYG W, 40-24Week 11 vs. NE L, 42-20 Week 12 vs. JAX W, 23-3Week 16 at DAL L, 42-7 Week 17 at TEN W, 27-102015 (3-5)Week 1 at BUF L, 27-14 Week 2 vs. NYJ L, 20-7Week 2 vs. NYJ L, 20-7 Week 3 vs. TEN W, 35-33Week 6 vs. NE L, 34-27 Week 7 vs. NO L, 27-21Week 7 vs. NO L, 27-21 Week 8 at CAR L, 29-26Week 8 at CAR L, 29-26 Week 9 vs. DEN W, 27-24Week 13 at PIT L, 45-10 Week 14 at JAX L, 51-16Week 14 at JAX L, 51-16 Week 15 vs. HOU L, 16-10Week 15 vs. HOU L, 16-10 Week 16 at MIA W, 18-122016 (7-1)Week 1 vs. DET L, 39-35 Week 2 at DEN L, 34-20Week 2 at DEN L, 34-20 Week 3 vs. SD W, 26-22Week 4 at JAX (UK) L, 30-27 Week 5 vs. CHI W, 29-23Week 6 at HOU L, 26-23 Week 7 at TEN W, 34-26Week 8 vs. KC L, 30-14 Week 9 at GB W, 31-26Week 12 vs. PIT L, 28-7 Week 13 at NYJ W, 41-10Week 14 vs. HOU L, 22-17 Week 15 at MIN W, 34-6Week 16 at OAK L, 33-25 Week 17 vs. JAX W, 24-20
CONNECTIONSCOLTS / STEELERS CONNECTIONS
INDIANA / PENNSYLVANIA CONNECTIONS Indianapolis Tight Ends Coach Jim Hostler is a native of Bethel Park, Pa. He coached at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1990-92, 94-99) and Juniata College (1993). Hostler also was a four-year letterman (1986-89) at IUP. Colts Assistant Offensive Line Coach Joe Gilbert was an assistant offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator at Pennsylvania (1989-90). He also served as the head coach at Mansfield University of Pennsylva-nia for one season (2000). Indianapolis Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel served in the same role on the West Chester (PA) University coaching staff from 1985-86. Colts Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Joe Philbin played col-legiately at Washington & Jefferson College. He also served as the of-fensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Allegheny College from 1990-93. Indianapolis Defensive Backs Coach Greg Williams served as sec-ondary/defensive graduate assistant for the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. Colts OLB-Jabaal Sheard played at the University of Pittsburgh from 2009-2012. Indianapolis OLB-Garrett Sickels played at Penn State from 2013-16. Colts S-Malik Hooker is a native of New Castle, Pa. Indianapolis ILB-Luke Rhodes hails from Hollidaysburg, Pa. Steelers Quarterbacks Coach Randy Fichtner played defensive back at Purdue from 1982-85. After graduating, he served as a student assistant for the Boilermakers from 1985-86 and later returned as the teams wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator from 1994-96. Pittsburgh DE-Stephon Tuitt played collegiately at Notre Dame from 2011-13.
FORMER COLTS / STEELERS Colts ILB-Sean Spence was selected by the Steelers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft and spent four seasons (2012-15) with the team. Indianapolis NT-Al Woods spent time with Pittsburgh from 2011-13. Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Richard Mann served in the same capacity for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982-84. Pittsburgh WR-Darrius Heyward-Bey played one season (2013) in Indianapolis. Steelers RB-Trey Williams spent time with the Colts in 2015.
COLLEGE CONNECTIONS Indianapolis Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon spent one season (2006) on staff at Louisville while Pittsburgh CB-William Gay played there. Steelers LB-Ryan Shazier (2011-13) and DE-Cameron Heyward (2007-2010) were teammates with Colts T/G-Jack Mewhort (2010-13), DT-Johnathan Hankins (2010-12) and OLB-John Simon (2009-2012) at Ohio State. Shazier was also teammates with Indianapolis S-Tyvis Powell (2012-15) for two seasons. Colts QB-Andrew Luck (2008-2011), DT-Henry Anderson (2010-14) and DT-David Parry (2010-14) were teammates with Steelers G-David DeCastro (2008-2011) at Stanford. Indianapolis WR-Phillip Dorsett (2011-14) and QB-Stephen Mor-ris (2010-13) played with Pittsburgh LB-Anthony Chickillo (2011-14) and CB-Artie Burns (2013-14) at Miami (FL). Colts ILB-Sean Spence (2008-2011) also played one season with Chickillo at Miami (FL). Colts OLB-Garrett Sickels was teammates with Steelers TE-Jesse James at Penn State for two seasons (2013-14). Indianapolis S-Matthias Farley played alongside Pittsburgh DE-Ste-phon Tuitt at Notre Dame for two seasons (2012-13). Colts Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann and Steelers Quarterbacks Coach Randy Fichtner were both graduate assistants at Michigan from 1986-87. Pittsburgh Defensive Backs Coach Carnell Lake served in the same capacity at UCLA for one season (2009) and crossed paths with India-napolis OLB-Akeem Ayers and P-Jeff Locke. Colts T-Zach Banner (2012-16) played with Steelers TE-Xavier Grim-ble (2011-13) and WR-JuJu Smith-Schuster (2014-16) at USC.
Indianapolis ILB-Jon Bostic (2009-2012) played with Pittsburgh OT-Marcus Gilbert (2006-2010) and C-Maurkice Pouncey (2007-09) at Florida. Steelers TE-Jake McGee also played one season (2015) at Florida with a number of Colts: ILB-Antonio Morrison, CB-Quincy Wilson and WR-Valdez Showers. Indianapolis WR-Quan Bray and Pittsburgh WR-Sammie Coates played together at Auburn for three seasons (2012-14). Colts T-Fahn Cooper (2013-15) and WR-Donte Moncrief (2011-13) were teammates with Steelers CB-Senquez Golson (2011-14), CB-Mike Hilton (2012-15) and DE-Lavon Hooks (2013-14) at Ole Miss. Indianapolis TE-Darrell Daniels and Pittsburgh CB-Greg Ducre played together at Washington for one season (2013). Colts T/G-Denzelle Good played with Steelers DE-Johnny Maxey at Mars Hill for three seasons (2012-14). Indianapolis S-T.J. Green played with Pittsburgh WR-Martavis Bry-ant at Clemson for one season (2013). Colts CB-Nate Hairston (2012-16) and QB-Phillip Walker (2013-16) were teammates with Steelers C-Kyle Friend (2012-15) and LB-Tyler Matakevich (2012-15) at Temple. Indianapolis LS-Thomas Hennessy and Pittsburgh CB-Ross Cockrell played together at Duke for one season (2013). Colts S-Lee Hightower and Steelers WR-Demarcus Ayers played together at the University of Houston for three seasons (2013-15). Pittsburgh OT-Jerald Hawkins (2012-2015) crossed paths with Indi-anapolis OLB-Lavar Edwards (2008-2012), OLB-Barkevious Mingo (2009-2012) and Defensive Assistant Shawn Terlecky at LSU. Terlecky served as a defensive intern for the Tigers from 2010-12. Colts CB-Chris Milton and Steelers DE-Francis Kallon were team-mates at Georgia Tech for three seasons (2013-15). Indianapolis CB-Tevin Mitchel (2011-14) played with Pittsburgh RB-Knile Davis (2009-2012) and WR-Cobi Hamilton (2009-2012) at Arkansas. Colts C/G-Brian Schwenke played with Steelers DE-Tyson Alualu at the University of California for one season (2009).
NFL CONNECTIONS Indianapolis Head Coach Chuck Pagano and Pittsburgh Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler were on the same staff in Cleveland for two seasons (2001-02). Colts OLB-Barkevious Mingo and OLB-Jabaal Sheard both played with Steelers OT-Keavon Milton in Cleveland for one season (2013). Sheard also played with Pittsburgh LB-L.J. Fort for one year (2012) in Cleveland. Indianapolis CB-Vontae Davis (2009-2011) was teammates in Mi-ami with Steelers Outside Linebackers Coach Joey Porter when he played for the Dolphins from 2007-2011. Pittsburgh Running Backs Coach James Saxon served in the same role in Miami from 2008-2010 when Davis and Porter played there. Steelers Defensive Backs Coach Carnell Lake served as a coaching intern for the Packers in 2010 while Colts Assistant Head Coach/Of-fensive Line Joe Philbin was with the team. Colts Quarterbacks Coach Brian Schottenheimer and Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Richard Mann worked together on the Wash-ington Redskins coaching staff for one season (2001). Indianapolis Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach Tim Berbenich and Mann were on staff together in Tampa Bay for four seasons (2006-09). Steelers Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak crossed paths with a number of Colts during his time coaching in Tennessee: C/G-Brian Schwenke (2013-16), OLB-Akeem Ayers (2011-14), OLB-Lavar Ed-wards (2013) and TE-Jack Doyle (2013). Munchak coached the Oilers/Titans offensive line from 1997-2010 and served as the teams head coach from 2011-13. Steelers WR-Justin Hunter (2013-15) and CB-Coty Sensabaugh (2012-15) were also teammates with Schwenke, Ayers, Edwards, Doyle and NT-Al Woods (2014-16) in Tennessee. Pittsburgh LB-Steven Johnson was also teammates with Schwenke and Woods for one season (2015) in Tennessee. Indianapolis Tight Ends Coach Jim Hostler and Pittsburgh CB-Ross
Cockrell crossed paths in Buffalo in 2014. Colts WR-Kamar Aiken and Steelers LB-Arthur Moats were team-mates in Buffalo for one season (2011). Indianapolis Defensive Backs Coach Greg Williams spent time with Pittsburgh TE-David Johnson (2014-15) and CB-Greg Ducre (2015) in San Diego. Colts Defensive Coordinator Ted Monachino, CB-Rashaan Melvin and Aiken spent time with Steelers RB-Fitzgerald Toussaint in Balti-more in 2014. Indianapolis DT-Johnathan Hankins and RB-George Winn played for the New York Giants with Sensabaugh for one season (2016). Steelers DE-Tyson Alualu crossed paths with Colts ILB-Jeremiah George and QB-Stephen Morris in Jacksonville for one season (2014). Indianapolis RB-Robert Turbin played with Pittsburgh LB-L.J. Fort and OT-Keavon Milton in Seattle for one season (2014). Colts TE-Brandon Williams played in Carolina with Steelers S-Mike Mitchell for one season (2013).
PASSING YARDSA. Luck.........................4,240 B. Roethlisberger ...........3,819S. Tolzien........................216 L. Jones ............................558
RUSHING YARDSF. Gore ........................1,025 L. Bell .............................1,268A. Luck............................341 D. Williams ........................343R. Turbin .........................164 D. Heyward-Bey ..................60
RECEIVING YARDST. Hilton .......................1,448 A. Brown ........................1,284J. Doyle...........................584 L. Bell ................................616P. Dorsett........................528 E. Rogers ..........................594
POINTS SCOREDA. Vinatieri ......................125 C. Boswell ...........................99F. Gore .............................48 A. Brown .............................72R. Turbin ...........................48 L. Bell ..................................56
INTERCEPTIONSD. Butler..............................3 A. Burns ................................3M. Adams ...........................2 R. Shazier .............................3A. Ayers ..............................1 L. Timmons ...........................2V. Davis ..............................1 Five players ...........................1D. Morris .............................1
SACKSE. Walden ......................11.0 J. Harrison ..........................5.0R. Mathis .........................5.0 B. Dupree ...........................4.5D. Parry ...........................3.0 S. Tuitt ................................4.0
KICKOFF RETURN YARDS (AVG.)J. Todman.............478 (29.9) F. Toussaint ............278 (21.4)Q. Bray .................231 (25.7) S. Coates ................150 (25.0)
PUNT RETURN YARDS (AVG.)C. Rogers ...............119 (9.2) A. Brown ...................140 (9.3)Q. Bray .....................58 (8.3) E. Rogers ....................45 (6.4)
PUNTING YARDS (GROSS/NET AVG.)P. McAfee ...2,711 (49.3/42.7) J. Berry .........3,100 (45.6/40.2)
FIELD GOALSA. Vinatieri ..... 27/31 (87.1%) C. Boswell ........ 21/25 (84.0%).............................................. R. Bullock ........... 3/3 (100.0%)
2016 TEAM LEADERS
Date W/L Site Attendance8/26/53 W, 13-6 Rochester, N.Y. 15,0008/22/54 W, 27-21 Forbes Field 11,750 9/10/54 L, 21-16 Tulsa, Okla.-Skelly Stadium 10,0009/18/55 W, 44-17 Buffalo, N.Y.-Civic Stadium 20,7548/25/56 W, 37-16 Cincinnati, Ohio-Nippert Stadium 12,5009/6/58 L, 13-10 Buffalo, N.Y.-Civic Stadium 10,0009/4/59 W, 30-21 Miami, Fla.-Orange Bowl 39,5559/2/60 L, 34-28 Miami, Fla.-Orange Bowl 33,2658/12/61 L, 24-20 Roanoke, Va.-Victory Stadium 15,0009/9/62 L, 20-9 Forbes Field 8,9628/24/63 W, 17-14 Atlanta, Ga. 18,0009/6/64 W, 48-17 Canton, Ohio-Fawcett Stadium 10,0008/28/65 W, 38-10 Atlanta, Ga. 47,1868/26/72 W,16-13 Tampa, Fla.-Tampa Stadium 37,2218/4/73 L, 34-7 Three Rivers Stadium 50,3508/22/75 L, 31-10 Memorial Stadium 32,0818/5/78 L, 22-10 Memorial Stadium 41,8198/28/82 L, 37-15 Three Rivers Stadium 52,4718/20/94 W, 17-14 Three Rivers Stadium 45,6508/19/00 W, 24-23 Mexico City, Mexico-Azteca Stadium 87,1458/19/12 L, 26-24 Heinz Field 54,559
ALL-TIME SERIES: Colts lead, 11-10CURRENT COLTS STREAK: Lost 1
COLTS / STEELERS ALL-TIME PRESEASON RESULTS
2016 FINAL REGULAR SEASON OFFENSIVE RANKINGS Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn FG Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Avg. Pts/Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. TOP GmIND 364.4 5.62 101.8 3.98 262.6 6.69 2.57 7.53% 21.9 8.3 25.1 87.10 43.07 44.44 66.04 82.76 30:39 25.7Rank 10 14 23 22 5t 11 22 28 5t 18 4 7t 7 20t 5 6 10 8 PIT 372.6 5.81 110.0 4.30 262.6 6.81 2.52 3.52% 21.0 8.4 21.5 85.71 41.09 56.25 59.18 85.00 30:22 24.9Rank 7 8 14 15 5t 8 20 2 12 16 17 13t 12 10 12t 2 16 10t
2016 FINAL REGULAR SEASON DEFENSIVE RANKINGS Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Pt Yd Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Pts/ Diff/ Diff/Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Gm Gm GmIND 382.9 5.98 120.4 4.71 262.5 6.83 1.37 5.67% 22.1 8.2 21.2 41.45 37.50 50.00 64.00 24.5 1.2 -18.5 Rank 30 31 25 30 27 25 31 20 27t 12 12 25 7t 6 7 22 16 26PIT 342.6 5.50 100.0 4.34 242.6 6.18 2.20 6.44% 19.6 9.6 24.7 41.12 52.38 45.61 57.69 20.4 4.5 30.0Rank 12 16 13 19 16 11 17 11 11 24 30 23 18 4 2 10 5 7
WR-KAMAR AIKENAiken joins the Colts following his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens (2013-16), Chicago Bears (2012), New England Patriots (2012) and Buffalo Bills (2011). In 51 career games (20 starts), he has caught 128 passes for 1,539 yards and nine touchdowns. Aiken has also competed in two postseason contests, totaling two catches for 23 yards and one score. He was originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011 out of UCF.
ILB-JON BOSTICBostic previously spent four seasons with the Detroit Lions (2016), New England Patriots (2015) and Chicago Bears (2013-14). He has competed in 40 career games (18 starts) and has compiled 140 tackles (101 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four passes defensed, one fumble recovery, one interception and four special teams stops. Bostic was originally selected by the Bears in the second round (50th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Florida.
DT-JOSH BOYDBoyd played in 26 career games (four starts) in three seasons (2013-15) with the Green Bay Packers and totaled 43 tackles (23 solo) and one pass defensed. He appeared in three postseason contests (one start) and tallied two tackles (one solo). Boyd was originally selected by the Packers in the fifth round (167th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.
DT-JOHNATHAN HANKINSHankins spent the last four seasons (2013-16) with the New York Giants. He has played in 52 career games (41 starts) and totaled 140 tackles (89 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Hankins has appeared in one postseason contest (one start) and tallied three tackles (two solo), 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack. He was originally selected by the Giants in the second round (49th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.
DE-MARGUS HUNTHunt spent the last four seasons (2013-16) with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has played in 44 career games and compiled 26 tackles (14 solo), 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed and four special teams stops. Hunt has also blocked three kicks (one field goal and two PATs). He has appeared in two postseason contests and tallied two tackles and half a sack. Hunt was originally selected by the Bengals in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of SMU.
P-JEFF LOCKELocke spent the last four seasons (2013-16) with the Minnesota Vikings. He has played in 64 games and totaled 290 punts for 12,535 yards (43.2 avg./38.7 net avg.) with 101 punts inside the 20-yard line, 81 kicks of 50-plus yards and a long of 72 yards. Locke has appeared in one postseason contest and tallied five punts for 172 yards (34.4 avg./32.4 net avg.) and one punt inside the 20-yard line. He was originally selected by the Vikings in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of UCLA.
OLB-BARKEVIOUS MINGOMingo has played in 62 career games (16 starts) with the New England Patriots (2016) and Cleveland Browns (2013-15) and totaled 106 tackles (73 solo), 7.0 sacks, 11 passes defensed, one interception, one fumble recovery and 17 special teams stops. He has appeared in three postseason contests and registered two special teams tackles. Mingo was a member of the Patriots Super Bowl LI winning team. He was traded to New England on August 25, 2016 after originally being selected by the Browns in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.
C/G-BRIAN SCHWENKESchwenke spent the last four seasons (2013-16) with the Tennessee Titans. He has played in 41 career games (28 starts) at center and guard. In 2016, Schwenke saw action in all 16 games (three starts) for the first time in his career. His three starts came at right guard. Schwenke helped the Titans rush for an average of 136.7 yards per game, which ranked third in the NFL. He also helped Tennessee tie for seventh in the league in fewest sacks allowed. Schwenke was originally selected by the Titans in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of California.
OLB-JABAAL SHEARDSheard is a six-year NFL veteran who spent two seasons with the New England Patriots (2015-16) and four years with the Cleve-land Browns (2011-14). He was a member of New Englands Super Bowl LI championship team last season. Sheard has competed in 89 career games (59 starts) and has totaled 260 tackles (170 solo), 36.0 sacks, 43.0 tackles for loss, 18 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has also participated in five postseason contests, totaling 16 tackles (nine solo), half a sack and 1.0 tackle for loss.
OLB-JOHN SIMONSimon has four years of NFL experience with the Houston Texans (2014-16) and Baltimore Ravens (2013). He has played in 45 career games (13 starts) and has totaled 109 tackles (72 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 11 special teams stops. Simon has appeared in one postseason contest and registered eight tack-les (five solo) and 1.0 tackle for loss. He was originally selected by the Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.
ILB-SEAN SPENCESpence has five years of NFL experience after spending time with the Tennessee Titans (2016) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2012-15). He has played in 46 career games (19 starts) and totaled 163 tackles (97 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, three passes de-fensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 13 special teams stops. Spence has seen action in three postseason contests (one start) and tallied two tackles (one solo) and one forced fumble. He was originally selected by the Steelers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Miami (FL).
TE-BRANDON WILLIAMSWilliams has played in 45 career games (one start) with the Seattle Seahawks (2016), Miami Dolphins (2015) and Carolina Pan-thers (2013-15). He has caught six passes for 80 yards and has registered nine special teams tackles. Williams has compiled four kickoff returns for 48 yards (12.0 avg.). He has appeared in five postseason contests (one start) and made two special teams stops. Williams originally signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2013 out of Oregon.
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WR-QUAN BRAYBray has played in 15 career games and totaled three receptions for 36 yards, one carry for seven yards, 28 punt returns for 224 yards (8.0 avg.) and 30 kickoff returns for 801 yards (26.7 avg.). He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015 out of Auburn.
In 2016, Bray saw action in six games, caught three passes for 36 yards and had one carry for seven yards. He also tallied seven punt returns for 58 yards (8.5 avg.) and nine kickoff returns for 231 yards (25.7 avg.). As a rookie in 2015, Bray spent the first seven weeks of the season on the teams practice squad before being signed to the active roster and inserted as the Colts primary kickoff and punt returner. He finished his rookie season with 21 punt returns for 166 yards (7.9 avg.) and 21 kickoff returns for 570 yards (27.1 avg.). Despite playing in only nine games, Bray finished the season ranked sixth in the NFL in kickoff return average and 11th in kickoff return yards. Since taking over the duties in Week 8, his 570 kickoff return yards ranked fourth best in the NFL from Weeks 8-17.
S-DARIUS BUTLERButler was signed by the Colts as a free agent on September 25, 2012. He has played in 109 career games (38 starts) and totaled 302 tackles (253 solo), 62 passes defensed, 15 interceptions (four returned for touchdowns), six forced fumbles, four fumble recov-eries and 12 special teams stops. Butler has also appeared in eight postseason contests (two starts) and tallied 20 tackles (17 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2016, he saw action in 12 games (seven starts) and registered 34 tackles (28 solo), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Butlers three interceptions led the team.
In five seasons with Indianapolis (2012-16), Butler has appeared in 67 games (24 starts) and collected 212 tackles (172 solo), 41 passes de-fensed, 12 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 10 special teams stops. He has seen action in six postseason contests (two starts) with the Colts and recorded 18 tackles (15 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
Prior to joining Indianapolis, Butler spent time with the Carolina Panthers (2011) and New England Patriots (2009-2010). He was originally se-lected by the Patriots in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
TE-JACK DOYLEDoyle was claimed by the Colts off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on September 1, 2013. He has played in 63 games (21 starts) with Indianapolis and totaled 94 receptions for 793 yards and eight touchdowns. The Indianapolis native has also appeared in five postseason contests (one start) and tallied seven receptions for 30 yards.
In 2016, Doyle appeared in all 16 games (career-high 14 starts) for the third consecutive season and set career highs in receptions (59), receiving yards (584) and touchdowns (five). His 78.7 catch percentage led all NFL tight ends and ranked ninth in the NFL, while his five touchdown receptions ranked tied for 10th among tight ends. Doyle appeared in all 16 games (two starts) in 2015 and registered 12 catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. In 2014, he saw action in all 16 games (one start) and collected 18 receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Doyle played in three postseason contests and made six catches for 23 yards. He appeared in 15 games (four starts) as a rookie in 2013 and tallied five receptions for 19 yards. Doyle saw action in two postseason contests (one start) and caught one pass for seven yards.
TE-ERIK SWOOPESwoope has appeared in 17 career games (four starts) and compiled 15 receptions for 297 yards (19.8 avg.) and one touchdown. He has also registered six special teams tackles. Swoope originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 after playing collegiate basketball at Miami (FL).
In 2016, Swoope saw action in all 16 games (four starts) for the first time in his career and caught 15 passes for 297 yards (19.8 avg.) and one touchdown. He also tallied six special teams tackles. Swoope spent the first 15 games of the 2015 season on the teams practice squad before being signed to the active roster and appearing in one game. As a rookie in 2014, he spent the entire season on the teams prac-tice squad.
RB-ROBERT TURBINTurbin signed with Indianapolis as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2016. He has appeared in 73 career games (three starts) and totaled 328 carries for 1,291 yards (3.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns. Turbin has also caught 76 passes for 629 yards and three touchdowns with the Colts (2016), Dallas Cowboys (2015), Cleveland Browns (2015) and Seattle Seahawks (2012-14). He has seen action in eight postseason contests and registered 37 carries for 128 yards and tallied five receptions for 50 yards. Turbin won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 as a member of the Seahawks.
In 2016, Turbin played in 15 games and tallied 47 carries for 164 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns. He also registered career highs in receptions (26) and receiving yards (179) while catching one touchdown. Turbins seven rushing touchdowns led the team while his eight total touchdowns tied for the team lead.
NT-AL WOODSWoods has seven years of NFL experience with the Tennessee Titans (2014-16), Pittsburgh Steelers (2011-13), Seattle Seahawks (2011) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010). He has played in 81 career games (19 starts) and totaled 120 tackles (68 solo), 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Woods was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of LSU.
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COLTS 2017 NFL DRAFT CLASSMALIK HOOKERSAFETYOHIO STATEFIRST ROUND (15TH OVERALL)
Hooker played in 26 games (13 starts) at Ohio State and totaled 84 tackles (49 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, seven interceptions (three returned for touchdowns) and 11 passes defensed. He was named a unanimous First Team All-America choice in 2016 and a Thorpe Award semifinalist, an award given annually to the nations top defensive back. Hooker helped lead the Buckeyes to a 2015 Fiesta Bowl win and a 2016 appearance in the College Football Playoff.
In 2016, Hooker started all 13 games and tallied 74 tackles (43 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, seven interceptions (three returned for touchdowns) and 11 passes defensed. He led the nation in intercep-tions returned for touchdowns, ranked second nationally in interception return yards (181) and finished third in the nation in total interceptions (most in the Big Ten). Hooker was a consensus First Team All-America selection earning first-team honors from Walter Camp, The Associated Press, USA Today, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, AFCS and the FWAA. He saw action in all 13 games in 2015 and registered 10 tackles (six solo). In 2014, Hooker redshirted as a true freshman.
QUINCY WILSONCORNERBACKFLORIDASECOND ROUND (46TH OVERALL)
Wilson saw action in 39 games (24 starts) at Florida and compiled 84 tackles (47 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, six interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 17 passes defensed and one forced fumble.
In 2016, Wilson was one of two players to start all 13 games for the Gators. He finished his junior year with 33 tackles (18 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and six passes defensed en route to earning Second Team All-SEC honors from The Associated Press, Athlon Sports and Gridiron Now. Wilson played in all 14 games (nine starts) in 2015 and collected 29 tackles (13 solo), seven passes defensed and two interceptions. In 2014, he appeared in 12 games (two starts) as a true freshman and tallied 22 tackles (16 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble.
TARELL BASHAMOUTSIDE LINEBACKEROHIOTHIRD ROUND (80TH OVERALL)
Basham played in 51 games (37 starts) at Ohio University where he was a four-year starter at defensive end and helped lead the Bobcats to three bowl game appearances and an appearance in the 2016 Mid-American Conference Championship Game. He finished his career with 158 tackles (81 solo), 41.5 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, six passes defensed, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Basham set school records for career sacks (29.5) and sacks in a single season (11.5 in 2016).
In 2016, Basham was named the 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with 11.5 sacks. He started all 14 games for the MAC East Division champion Bobcats and earned First Team MAC honors after tallying 50 tackles (30 solo), 16.0 tackles for loss, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble
recovery. Basham started 11 games in 2015 and compiled 43 tackles (20 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one pass defensed. He led the team in sacks and quarterback hurries (11). In 2014, Basham saw action in all 12 games (seven starts) and registered 33 tackles (15 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. As a true freshman in 2013, he appeared in 13 games (five starts) and totaled 32 tackles (16 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles. Basham recorded a team-high 7.5 sacks, which tied for fifth on the programs all-time single season sack list.
ZACH BANNERTACKLEUSCFOURTH ROUND (137TH OVERALL)
Banner started 38-of-40 career games along the offensive line at USC at left and right tackle. He won USCs Offensive Lineman of the Year Award in 2015 and was the teams Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2016.
In 2016, Banner started 11 games at left tackle as a senior team captain. He was part of an offensive unit that generated 34.4 points per game and 201.1 rushing yards per game. Banner made the 2016 Col-legeSportsMadness.com All American first-team, Senior CLASS Award All-American first-team, All-Pac-12 first-team, Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first-team and was among 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award (given to the nations top senior excelling in community/classroom/character/competition). He started all 14 games (12 at right tackle and two at left tackle) in 2015 en route to being named to the All-Pac-12 first-team, Associated Press All-Pac 12 second-team, Phil Steeles All-Pac-12 second-team and CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American third-team. In 2014, Banner started all 13 games at right tackle and was named to the 2014 College Football News Sophomore All-America honorable mention list. He played in two games as a backup tackle in 2013 before undergoing surgery on both hips. Banner also played on USCs basketball team in 2013, but did not see any action. As a true freshman in 2012, he earned a redshirt.
MARLON MACKRUNNING BACKSOUTH FLORIDAFOURTH ROUND (143RD OVERALL)
Mack started all 36 games he appeared in as a three-year starter at the University of South Florida and set 14 school records. He finished as USFs all-time leader in rushing yards (3,609) and rushing touchdowns (32). Mack is the all-time career leading rusher in AAC history. He also became the first three-time all-conference selection in program history (First Team All-AAC in 2014, 2015 and 2016). Mack set USF records for career all-purpose yards (4,107), most 100-yard rushing games (20) and career rushing touchdowns (32). He ended his career ranked third on USFs all-time scoring list with 198 points (most ever by a non-kick-er) and owns three of the top six rushing seasons in school history.
In 2016, Mack started all 12 games for the Bulls en route to being named an AAC first-team selection. He totaled 174 carries for 1,187 yards (6.8 avg.) and 15 touchdowns and caught 28 passes for 227 yards. Mack started 12 games in 2015 and led the AAC with a USF single-season record 1,381 rushing yards on 210 attempts (6.6 avg.). He set a school record with nine 100-yard rushing games and tied an-other school record with his 6.6 yards per carry average. Mack led the team with 1,492 all-purpose yards (124.3 ypg.) which ranked second in the conference. In 2014, he started all 12 games and was named
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COLTS 2017 NFL DRAFT CLASSAAC Rookie of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection after leading the conference in rushing with 1,041 yards, setting a new freshman school record, and was one of three freshmen in the FBS to lead a conference in rushing. Mack finished third in the AAC with nine rushing touchdowns and added 21 receptions for 160 yards for 1,201 all-purpose yards.
GROVER STEWARTDEFENSIVE TACKLEALBANY STATEFOURTH ROUND (144TH OVERALL)
Stewart played in 39 games (19 starts) at Albany State and compiled 141 tackles (90 solo), 35.5 tackles for loss, 27.0 sacks, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He earned First Team SIAC All-Con-ference honors all four years with the Golden Rams.
In 2016, Stewart started all nine games and tallied 37 tackles (26 solo), 12.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He started all 10 games in 2015 and recorded 29 tackles (19 solo), 15.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and one pass defensed. In 2014, Stewart played in 10 games and made 39 tackles (24 solo) and 7.5 sacks. He appeared in 10 games as a freshman in 2013 and com-piled 36 tackles (21 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. Stewart was also a member of the Albany State mens track and field team for three years, competing in the shot put and discus. The team won the 2014 SIAC Championship.
NATE HAIRSTONCORNERBACKTEMPLEFIFTH ROUND (158TH OVERALL)
Hairston saw action in 43 games (15 starts) at Temple and collected 40 tackles (31 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions and six passes defensed. He played two seasons (2013-14) at wide receiver and caught 20 passes for 150 yards.
In 2016, Hairston started all 14 games at cornerback and posted 27 tackles (23 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions and five passes defensed. He appeared in 14 games (one start) in 2015 and tallied 11 tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed. As a wide receiver in 2014, Hairston saw action in seven games and totaled 13 receptions for 88 yards. He played in eight games in 2013 and caught seven passes for 62 yards. Hairston also tallied two solo tackles. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
ANTHONY WALKERINSIDE LINEBACKERNORTHWESTERNFIFTH ROUND (161ST OVERALL)
Walker started 33-of-38 career games at Northwestern and totaled 278 tackles (155 solo), 39.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, four interceptions (one returned for a touch-down) and 12 passes defensed.
In 2016, Walker earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors from the conferences coaches after starting all 13 games and tallying 105 tack-les (62 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and five passes defensed. His four forced fumbles ranked in the top 10 of all NCAA players. Walker start-ed all 13 games in 2015 and finished with 122 tackles (64 solo), 20.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, one interception and four passes defensed. He finished third in the Big Ten in tackles. Walker was a consensus First Team All-Big Ten honor-ee and earned All-America recognition from The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated. His 122 tackles ranked third in single-season North-western history and his 20.5 tackles for loss ranked fourth best in the nation in 2015. In 2014, Walker played in all 12 games (seven starts) and collected 51 tackles (29 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and three passes defensed. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), the Colts posted 35 points, which is the most for the team in a regular season opener dating back to Sept. 6, 2007 (41-10 win against New Orleans). In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), Indianapolis earned its first victory of the season, defeating the Chargers, 26-22. It was also the first victory for the Colts over the Chargers dating back to 2008. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), the Colts recorded 24 first half points, which was the most for the team in a first half of play dating back to October 9, 2014 against Houston (27 points). In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), Indianapolis won and improved its all-time record against the Titans to 31-13 and 18-6 at home. It was also Indianapolis 11th consecutive victory against the Titans and their 10th season series sweep. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), the Colts posted a 24-3 halftime lead against the Jets. The 21-point advantage was the largest for the team at halftime of a single game this year. Indianapolis won 41-10 and its 31-point margin of victory was the largest for the team dating back to Sept. 29, 2013 at Jacksonville (37-3). In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), Indianapolis held a 27-0 halftime advantage, which is the largest margin at halftime for the Colts dating back to Sept. 21, 2014 at Jacksonville (30-0). In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), the Colts topped the Vikings in time of possession, 37:02 22:58.
COLTS OFFENSE In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), Indianapolis totaled 450 yards of net of-fense, which was the most for the team dating back to Nov. 30, 2014 (487 yards against Washington). In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), the Colts scored on all four first half possessions (one touchdown and three field goals) to take a 16-13 half-time lead. It was the first time Indianapolis scored on all of their first half possessions dating back to Sept. 21, 2014 at Jacksonville (three touch-downs and three field goals). In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), Indianapolis finished the game with 161 rushing yards, the most for the team this season and the most dating back to Nov. 23, 2014 against Jacksonville (175). Running back Frank Gore totaled 106 rushing yards, breaking a Colts streak of 55 consecu-tive regular season games without a 100-yard rusher. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), the Colts offense recorded 422 yards of net offense and topped the 400-yard plateau for the third game this season (Week 1, Detroit 450 and Week 3, San Diego 410). Andrew Luck gave the Colts a 7-6 lead when he found Frank Gore for a three-yard touchdown reception at the 4:50 mark of the first quarter. It was the teams first touchdown on an opening offensive possession of a game this season. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), the Indianapolis offense scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of a game for the first time dating back to December 17, 2009 at Jacksonville. In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), Adam Vinatieris 48-yard field goal on the teams opening possession of the game marked the eighth time this season the Colts scored points on their opening offensive drive. Running back Robert Turbin gave the Colts their 10th and 11th rushing touchdowns of the year, which is the most for the team in a season dating back to 2013 (15). The Colts finished with 161 net rushing yards, which tied their season-high previously set at Houston on Oct. 16. India-napolis recorded 21 first downs in the first half of play, which is the most for the team dating back to at least 1950 for a first half. The Colts also rushed for 94 yards in the first half, which is the most in the first half of play dating back to Nov. 30, 2014 against Washington (98). Indianapolis did not allow a sack against Minnesota. In the Colts first eight games, the team allowed 31.0 sacks. In the last six games, the Indianapolis offensive line has only allowed 9.0 sacks. In Week 16 at Oakland (12/24), the Colts offensive line did not allow a sack for the second consecutive game. The team also rushed for over
COLTS DEFENSE In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), the Colts defense held the Chargers to 37 net rushing yards, which is the lowest total allowed dating back to Nov. 8, 2015 against Denver (35 yards). It was only the third game in the last seven years Indianapolis defense has held an opponent to under 37 net rushing yards. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), the Indianapolis defense recorded their first touchdown of the season when Robert Mathis recovered a T.Y. McGill sack-fumble at the 1:47 mark of the fourth quarter and re-turned it 14 yards for a touchdown. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), the Colts defense held the Titans to 16 first half rushing yards, including only 10 from DeMarco Murray. The unit also recorded 5.0 sacks, which were the most for the team in a single-game this season. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), the Indianapolis defense held the Jets to 0-of-5 on third downs in the first half and 3-of-11 (27 percent) in the game. The 27 percent mark was tied for the second lowest for a Colts opponent this season. Indianapolis defense finished with three interceptions for the first time in a game this season. It was also the first time since a 2015 win against Atlanta. The Colts defense held the Jets to 36 net rushing yards. It was the lowest rushing total for a Colts oppo-nent this season and the lowest since Nov. 8, 2015 against Denver (35). In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), the Colts defense held the Vikings to 13 offensive plays in the first half, the fewest amount of plays in a half since 2012 when the Atlanta Falcons had 13 plays in the first half against Carolina (Week 14). The unit netted 5.0 sacks, matching their season-high set against Tennessee on Nov. 20.
COLTS SPECIAL TEAMS In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), following a Colts touchdown in the second quarter, running back Josh Ferguson recovered a Pat McAfee onside kick, which led to a Colts field goal. It was the teams first onside kick recovery of the season and the first since 2014 when the team re-covered all three onside kick attempts. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), running back Jordan Todman posted two kickoff returns for 160 yards (80.0 avg.) and one touchdown against the Packers. He gave the Colts a 7-0 lead when he returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. It was the teams first kickoff return for a touchdown since Dec. 30, 2012 against Houston. (Deji Karim, 101 yards). It was also the first kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the game for the Colts dating back to Dec. 10, 1995 at Jack-sonville (Aaron Bailey, 95 yards). Todman contributed with a 61-yard return at the start of the second quarter, which led to a Colts field goal.Todmans 80.0 kickoff return average set a Colts single-game record with a minimum of two returns. He surpassed Aaron Bailey who had the previous record with a 66.0 average set on Dec. 10, 1995.
DT-HENRY ANDERSON In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), he logged his first career fumble recovery following a Robert Mathis sack in the third quarter.
OLB-AKEEM AYERS In Week 4 at Jacksonville (10/2), he picked up his first sack in a Colts uniform in the third quarter and added three solo tackles. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), he contributed with one tackle, 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. Ayers tallied his sec-ond sack of the season when he tackled Marcus Mariota for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter. In Week 14 vs. Houston (12/11), he finished with two tackles, one in-terception and one pass defensed. Ayers recorded his first interception of the season and the fourth of his career when he picked off Brock Osweiler in the second quarter.
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S-DARIUS BUTLER In Week 2 at Denver (9/18), he totaled one tackle, one interception and one pass defensed. Butler grabbed the teams first interception of the season and the 13th of his career when he stepped in front of a Trevor Siemian pass in the second quarter. In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), he forced a fumble and added six solo tackles. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), he registered two tackles, one inter-ception and one pass defensed. Butler posted his second interception of the season when he stepped in front of an Aaron Rodgers pass on Green Bays first possession of the third quarter. His 11 interceptions since 2012 rank second on the Colts (Vontae Davis, 13). The intercep-tion also ended Rodgers streak of consecutive passes without an inter-ception (133). In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), he recorded two tackles, two passes defensed and one interception. Butler intercepted Jets quarter-back Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter for the teams first takeaway of the game. The pick was the third for Butler this season and the 15th of his career.
CB-VONTAE DAVIS In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), he totaled five tackles, one interception and two passes defensed. Davis recorded his first interception of the season when he picked off Brock Osweiler in the third quarter.
WR-PHILLIP DORSETT In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), he led the Colts in receiving with four receptions for 94 yards. Dorsett contributed with long catches of 51 and 33 yards, which both led to touchdowns on those respective drives. The 51-yard catch was also a career-long. In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he registered his first career NFL start and finished with three receptions for 27 yards. In Week 4 at Jacksonville (10/2), he caught one pass for a 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score cut Jacksonvilles lead to 30-27. Through the first four weeks of the season, Dorsett had nine receptions, four of which had gone for 30-plus yards. In Week 8 vs. Kansas City (10/30), he led the team with five receptions and totaled 33 yards. In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), he logged his second touchdown of the season when he caught a 50-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter.
TE-JACK DOYLE In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), he notched three receptions for 35 yards and a single-game career-high two touchdowns. In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he finished the contest with sin-gle-game career highs of six receptions and 65 receiving yards. In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), he finished with four catches for 53 yards and one touchdown. Doyle gave the Colts a 10-0 lead in the sec-ond quarter with his 22-yard touchdown reception from Andrew Luck. It was his third score of the season as he has surpassed his previous season-high of two touchdowns set in 2014. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), he set career single-game highs with nine catches and 78 yards. He added the game-winning seven-yard touchdown reception with 1:55 remaining in the fourth quarter. In Week 17 vs. Jacksonville (1/1), he finished with two receptions for 10 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown pass with nine seconds remaining in the game. Doyle finished the season with a single-season career-high five touchdowns.
RB-JOSH FERGUSON In Week 2 at Denver (9/18), he led the team with five receptions and added 29 receiving yards. In Week 4 at Jacksonville (10/2), he tied T.Y. Hilton for the team-lead in receptions (seven) while adding 33 yards.
In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), following a Colts touchdown in the second quarter, Ferguson recovered a Pat McAfee onside kick, which led to a Colts field goal. It was the teams first onside kick recovery of the season and the first since 2014 when the team recovered all three onside kick attempts.
S-CLAYTON GEATHERS In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he totaled six solo tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and one forced fumble. The forced fumble came on San Diegos second to last possession of the game as the Chargers were trying to score a touchdown and take the lead. The ball was recovered by safety Mike Adams. In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), he started and led the team with a single game career-high 10 tackles (nine solo). In Week 8 vs. Kansas City (10/30), he led the team with eight tackles (six solo) and added 1.0 tackle for loss and one pass defensed. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), he led the team in tackles with eight (seven solo) and added one pass defensed. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), he finished with nine tackles, in-cluding a pivotal stop on fourth-and-one in the fourth quarter that pre-served the victory.
RB-FRANK GORE In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), he led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 59 yards (4.2 avg.) while adding four receptions for 19 yards. With 59 rushing yards, Gore passed Thurman Thomas (12,074) for the 14th most rushing yards in NFL history. With the start at running back, Gore leads all active running backs in consecutive regular season games played (81) and consecutive starts (77). In Week 2 at Denver (9/18), he led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 44 yards while adding three receptions for 19 yards and one touch-down. With 44 rushing yards, Gore passed Franco Harris (12,120) for the 13th most rushing yards in NFL history. With 63 yards from scrim-mage, he passed Warrick Dunn (15,306) for the 17th most in NFL his-tory. In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he totaled 21 carries for 82 yards (3.9 avg.) and one touchdown. Gore posted 70 rushing yards in the first half of play, which is the third-most for a Colts running back in a first half dating back to 2014 (Daniel Herron 79 on Nov. 30, 2014 and Gore 72 on Dec. 27, 2015). He gave the Colts a 10-0 lead in the first quarter with his six-yard rushing touchdown. It was his first rushing score of the season and the 71st of his career. With 83 yards from scrimmage, Gore passed Isaac Bruce (15,347) and Eric Dickerson (15,396) for the 16th and 15th most in NFL history. In Week 4 at Jacksonville (10/2), he totaled 16 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown while adding five receptions for 27 yards. With 68 rushing yards, Gore passed Marcus Allen (12,243), Edgerrin James (12,246) and Marshall Faulk (12,246) for the 12th, 11th and 10th-most rushing yards in NFL history. With 16 carries, Gore passed Steven Jack-son (2,764) for the 16th most in NFL history and with 95 yards from scrimmage, Gore passed Randy Moss (15,451) for the 14th most in NFL history. Gore tallied the teams first touchdown of the game at the 14:48 mark of the fourth quarter to cut Jacksonvilles lead to 23-13. The score marked the first time Gore has scored at least one touchdown (rushing or receiving) in three consecutive games since Nov. 25 Dec. 9, 2012. In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), he tallied 14 carries for 75 yards and added one reception for four yards. With 75 rushing yards, Gore passed Jim Brown (12,312) for ninth place on the NFLs all-time rushing yard-age list. In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), he tallied 22 carries for 106 yards and added one catch for two yards. With 106 yards, Gore tallied the teams first 100-yard rushing performance in 55 regular season games. The last Colts 100-yard rusher prior to the game was Vick Ballard on Dec. 16, 2012 at Houston (105 yards). With 108 scrimmage yards, he passed Edgerrin James (15,610) and Tiki Barber (15,632) for the 13th and 12th
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most in NFL history. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), he led the Colts in rushing with 61 yards on 17 carries while adding five catches for 22 yards and one touchdown. Gore gave the Colts a 7-6 lead with his three-yard touch-down reception from Andrew Luck at the 4:46 mark of the first quarter. It was his second receiving touchdown of the season. In Week 8 vs. Kansas City (10/30), he tallied nine carries for 37 yards and added two catches for 25 yards and one touchdown. Gore caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck in the second quarter to cut Kansas Citys lead to 10-7. He tied his single-season career-high with three receiving touchdowns (three in 2009) and now has 15 for his career. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), he tallied 19 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns. With two receptions, Gore totaled 400 for his career. He joined Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin and LaDainian Tomlinson as the only NFL players with 12,500-plus rushing yards and 400-plus catches. Gores two rushing touchdowns tied a career sin-gle-game high, which he set on 12 other occasions. With 19 carries, he passed Marshall Faulk (2,836) for the 15th most rushes in NFL history. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), he tallied 18 carries for 50 yards and added four receptions for 71 yards with a long catch of 49 yards. The 71 receiving yards were the sixth most in a single game in Go-res career and his most since Sept. 26, 2010 at Kansas City (102). He logged a 49-yard reception in the first quarter, which led to a Colts touchdown. It was the second longest reception of his career (55t vs. Philadelphia, 9/28/14). In Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh (11/24), he tallied 15 carries for 28 yards and added one catch for three yards. With 15 carries, Gore passed Eddie George (2,685) and Thurman Thomas (2,877) for the 14th and 13th most carries in NFL history. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), he led the team with 20 carries for 79 rushing yards. Following his 19-yard rush in the second quarter, Gore passed Tony Dorsett (12,739) for the eighth most rushing yards in NFL history. In Week 14 vs. Houston (12/11), he tallied 10 carries for 41 yards and added two receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown. With 74 scrimmage yards, he passed Terrell Owens (16,185) for the 11th most in league history. Gore cut Houstons lead to 16-10 in the third quarter following his 18-yard touchdown reception. With the score, he set a new season-high in touchdown receptions with four. In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), he led both teams in rushing with 26 carries for 101 yards. He also added four catches for 14 yards. Gore reached 100 yards for the second time this season. Its the first time since 2007 a Colts running back rushed for multiple 100-yard rushing games in the same season (Joseph Addai, 4). With 26 carries, Gore passed John Riggins (2,916) for the 12th most on the NFLs all-time list. He passed Tony Dorsett (16,293) for the 10th most yards from scrim-mage in NFL history. Gore totaled 69 rushing yards in the first half, which was his highest first half rushing total dating back to Sept. 25, 2016 against San Diego (70). In Week 16 at Oakland (12/24), he tallied 13 carries for 72 yards and added one catch for 12 yards. With 73 rushing yards, Gore reached 13,000 career rushing yards, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to reach that plateau. With 85 scrimmage yards, he eclipsed 1,200 for the season which marks his 11th consecutive season with at least 1,200 scrimmage yards, which is an NFL record. Gore surpassed Curtis Mar-tin, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith as the only players to reach 1,200 scrimmage yards in 10 seasons. With 13 carries, Gore passed Tony Dorsett (2,936) for the 11th most carries in NFL history. In Week 17 vs. Jacksonville (1/1), he tallied 16 carries for 62 and add-ed two receptions for 14 yards. With 62 rushing yards, Gore posted his ninth career 1,000-yard rushing season and his first since 2014. He is the first Colts running back since Joseph Addai in 2007 to rush for 1,000 yards and the eighth running back in team history to rush for 1,000. With 1,000 rushing yards, he joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt
Smith (11), Curtis Martin (10), Walter Payton (10) and Barry Sanders (10) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in nine different seasons. Gore became the first running back at the age of 33 or older to rush for 1,000 yards since John Riggins in 1984. He joins Riggins (1,239 yards in 1984 at age 35; 1,347 yards in 1983 at age 34), Franco Harris (1,007 yards in 1983 at age 33) and John Henry Johnson (1,048 yards in 1964 at age 35; 1,141 yards in 1962 at age 33) as the only players in NFL history to accomplish that feat at the age of 33 or older. With 16 carries, he passed Franco Harris (2,949) for the 10th most rushes in NFL history.
S-T.J. GREEN In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), he tied for the team lead in tackles (seven) with Edwin Jackson.
T/G-JOE HAEG In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he registered his first career NFL start at right guard.
WR-T.Y. HILTON In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he caught eight passes for 174 yards (21.8 avg.) and one touchdown with a long touchdown reception of 63 yards. Hiltons 174 receiving yards marked his second-highest total for a single game. With his 100-yard receiving contest, he passed Jimmy Orr (18) for the fourth most 100-yard games in Colts history. With eight receptions, Hilton also reached 300 catches for his career. In Week 4 at Jacksonville (10/2), he led the Colts in receiving with sev-en receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown. With seven receptions, he passed Jimmy Orr (303) for the 10th-most in Colts history. In his last six games against Jacksonville, Hilton has totaled 38 catches for 598 yards and two touchdowns. Hilton recorded a two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut Jacksonvilles lead to 23-20. The score marked his second touchdown of the season and his second in as many games. In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), he caught 10 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown. His 35-yard score with 3:43 remaining in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner. Hiltons 171 receiving yards marked his 20th career 100-yard contest and it was his third highest receiving yardage total in a single-game for his career (223 at Houston on 10/9/14 and 174 vs. San Diego on 9/25/16). He also passed Dallas Clark (4,887) for the eighth most receiving yards in team history. Hilton totaled 117 receiving yards in the first half, which was his third highest total for a first half in his career (156 vs. Houston on 10/9/14 and 124 vs. Miami on 9/15/13). On the teams final possession of the second quar-ter, Hilton totaled 72 receiving yards on the drive, leading to an Adam Vinatieri field goal. Hiltons 10 receptions tied for the second most in a single-game in his career (11 vs. Jacksonville on 12/29/13 and 10 at Cleveland on 12/7/14) and it was the third time in his career he posted double-digit catches. Hilton gave the Colts a 26-23 lead with his 35-yard touchdown reception with 3:43 remaining in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game-winner. It was his third touchdown of the sea-son and the 27th of his career. Hilton has recorded 170-plus receiving yards in two of his last three games (174 vs. San Diego) and caught the game-winning touchdown in both games. In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), he caught three passes for 49 yards with a long reception of 31 yards. With three receptions, Hilton passed John Mackey (320) for the ninth most in Colts history. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), he led the team with 133 receiving yards on seven catches, while adding a 37-yard touchdown. With 133 yards, Hilton reached 5,000 receiving yards for his career and became the second fastest Colts player to reach the plateau, accomplishing the feat in 69 games. Marvin Harrison reached 5,000 career receiving yards in 68 games. Hilton tied Marvin Harrison (21) for the most 100-yard re-ceiving games by a Colts player in the first five seasons of their career. In Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6), he caught six passes for 82 yards against the Packers. With 82 yards, Hilton passed John Mackey (5,126)
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MILESTONES REACHED IN 2016for the seventh most receiving yards in franchise history. With six recep-tions, he tied Edgerrin James (five) for the fifth-most 50-plus reception seasons in Colts history and tied Raymond Berry for the fourth most consecutive 50-plus seasons in team history. Hilton also passed Don McCauley (333) for the eighth most receptions in franchise history. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), he led the team in receiving with five catches for 97 yards and one touchdown. Hilton gave the Colts a 21-0 lead in the second quarter with his two-yard touchdown reception from Andrew Luck. With the touchdown, he tied Roger Carr (29) for the 10th most receiving touchdowns in Colts history. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), he caught nine passes for 146 yards. With his 23-yard catch in the second quarter, Hilton eclipsed 1,000 yards for the fourth consecutive season joining Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne as the only players in franchise history to reach the plateau in four different seasons. With 146 yards, Hilton passed Marvin Harrison (21) for the most 100-yard receiving games by a Colts player in the first five seasons of their career. He also passed Harrison, An-quan Boldin and Calvin Johnson for the ninth most 100-yard receiving games in a players first five seasons in NFL history. Hiltons 146 yards marked his eighth highest receiving total for a single game in his career. It was his highest total dating back to a Week 5 win against Chicago this season. In Week 14 vs. Houston (12/11), he caught nine passes for 115 yards and one touchdown. Hilton cut Houstons lead to 19-17 with his 35-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. With the score, he passed Roger Carr (29) for the 10th most receiving touchdowns in Colts history.With nine receptions, he passed Edgerrin James (356) for the seventh most in Colts history. With 115 receiving yards, Hilton tied Raymond Berry (23) for the third-most 100-yard games in Colts history. In Week 16 at Oakland (12/24), he caught four passes for 105 yards with a long catch of 39 yards. With 105 receiving yards, he passed Ray-mond Berry (23) for the third-most 100-yard games in Colts history. He also tied A.J. Green (24) for the eighth most 100-yard receiving games in a players first five seasons in NFL history. With 105 receiving yards, Hilton set a new single season career-high with 1,353 surpassing his 2014 total of 1,345. With four receptions, Hilton also set a new single season career-high with 85. He finished with 82 catches in 2013 and 2014. In Week 17 vs. Jacksonville (1/1), he led both teams in receiving after catching six passes for 95 yards. Hilton finished the year with career highs in receptions (91) and receiving yards (1,448). He concluded the season as the NFL leader in receiving yardage for the 2016 season. Hil-ton is the first Colts player to lead the league in the category since 2007 when Reggie Wayne led with 1,510 yards. It marks the eighth time in team history that a Colts player led the league in receiving yards (three times in Indianapolis and four times in Baltimore). With 95 receiving yards against the Jaguars, Hilton finished the year with 1,448 yards, which is the fifth-most for a single season in team history. With 95 yards, he passed Bill Brooks (5,818) for the sixth most and Jimmy Orr (5,859) for the fifth most receiving yards in Colts history.
ILB-EDWIN JACKSON In Week 8 vs. Kansas City (10/30), he made his first career NFL start and finished with four solo tackles, 1.0 sack and one quarterback hit.Jackson recorded his first career sack when he brought down Alex Smith on Kansas Citys opening offensive possession. In Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh (11/24), he tied for the team lead in tackles (seven) with fellow linebacker DQwell Jackson. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), he led the team with seven tackles (six solo) and added 1.0 tackle for loss. In Week 14 vs. Houston (12/11), he led the team with 10 tackles. In Week 15 at Minnesota (12/18), he tied for the team lead in tackles (seven) with T.J. Green.
QB-ANDREW LUCK In Week 1 vs. Detroit (9/11), he completed 31-of-47 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns for a 119.5 passer rating in his first start dat-ing back to Nov. 8, 2015 (27-24 win against Denver). With 385 passing yards, Luck reached 15,000 for his career and joined Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Bert Jones as the only players in franchise history to reach the plateau. Luck accomplished the feat in his 56th career game, which is tied for the second fastest in NFL history. His 385 passing yards are the fifth most for a single-game in his career and mark his 22nd ca-reer 300-plus yard passing outing. Luck threw four touchdowns which tied for the second most for a single game in his career. It was his sev-enth game with four-or-more touchdown passes and 14th game with three-or-more touchdowns. In Week 3 vs. San Diego (9/25), he completed 24-of-37 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown and one interception for a 91.2 passer rating. Following a defensive stand with 2:29 remaining in the game, Luck hit wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for a 63-yard touchdown with 1:17 remaining for the game-clinching score. The touchdown marked the 15th game-win-ning drive of his career and his first since Nov. 8, 2015 against Denver. In Week 5 vs. Chicago (10/9), he completed 28-of-39 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns for a 113.4 passer rating. The win marked the 16th fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive in Lucks career. Luck recorded his second touchdown pass of the game when he con-nected with T.Y. Hilton on a 35-yard score with 3:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. The touchdown proved to be the game-winner. In Week 6 at Houston (10/16), he completed 21-of-32 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception for an 87.0 passer rating. He also added seven carries for 53 yards and one rushing touchdown. The 53 rushing yards were his most for a single game in his career and the most for a Colts quarterback dating back to Oct. 30, 2011 (Curtis Painter, 79 against Tennessee). Luck improved his streak of throwing at least one touchdown pass to 14 consecutive games, which ranks fifth in team history. He gave the Colts a 20-9 advantage in the fourth quarter with his 14-yard rushing touchdown at the 14:53 mark. With the score, Luck tied Johnny Unitas (13) for the third-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in franchise history. In Week 7 at Tennessee (10/23), he completed 27-of-39 passes for 353 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 123.1 passer rating. With the victory, Luck improved his starting record against the Titans to 8-0 and 5-0 at Tennessee. With his seventh completion of the game in the second quarter, Luck passed Bert Jones (1,382) for the third-most completions in Colts history. Luck totaled 210 first half pass-ing yards, which is his seventh highest total for a single game in his career. His 123.1 passer rating is the fifth-best for a single game in his career. Luck gave the Colts a 7-6 lead when he found Frank Gore for a three-yard touchdown reception at the 4:50 mark of the first quarter. It was the teams first touchdown on an opening offensive possession of a game this season. On the teams final offensive possession of the game, Luck capped his 17th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime when he completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle. In Week 11 vs. Tennessee (11/20), he completed 15-of-28 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 94.6 passer rat-ing. Luck tallied two completions of 50 yards and one completion of 49 yards. With the win, he improved his record to 9-0 as a starter against the Titans. With 262 passing yards, Luck passed Bert Jones (17,663) for the third most passing yards in franchise history. With 28 attempts, he passed Jones (2,464) for the third most passing attempts in team history. Luck completed 12-of-16 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 152.6 passer rating in the first half. It was his highest first half passer rating for his career. Luck has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in his last 18 games played dating back to December 28, 2014. In Week 13 at New York Jets (12/5), he completed 22-of-28 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns for a 147.6 passer rating against the
MILESTONES REACHED IN 2016Jets. Lucks 147.6 passer rating marked a new single-game career-high. With his 23-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen in the second quarter, Luck passed Bert Jones (122) for the third most passing touchdowns in franchise history. With 26 rushing yards, he passed Bert Jones (1,356) for the second most rushing yards by a quarterback in Colts history. In his first two drives of the game, Luck completed 6-of-6 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating. He found Allen for their third touchdown connection of the first half at the 1:24 mark of the second quarter to give the team a 24-3 advantage. Lucks three pass-ing touchdowns tied for the fifth most in the first half of a single game in Colts history. It was the first time he threw three touchdowns in the first half of a game dating back to Sept. 21, 2014 against Jacksonville. Luck tallied his fourth touchdo