Since he was drafted in the first round of the NFL 2006 draft, Joseph Addai, Jr. has been making a name for himself as a running back for the Indianapolis Colts. Named Offensive Rookie of the Month for November of his first pro year, Addai was professional football’s number one rookie in rushing yards, racking up 1,081 yards in his first season with the Colts. In January of 2007, Addai won the AFC Championship Game (Colts vs. Patriots) by scoring a touchdown with one minute remaining, launching the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl XLI. The team proceeded to win that Super Bowl contest against Chicago with their rushing attack, 77 yards of which were provided by Addai. He broke a Super Bowl record in that game by completing ten receptions, the most receptions ever made by a running back during a Super Bowl game.
Entertaining video interview with Indianapolis Colts player, Joseph Addai in Indianapolis, Indiana
Born in 1983 in Houston, Texas, Joseph Addai still has many vibrant years of pro ball ahead of him. It was evident from his high school days on that that would be his destiny. He played as a left-handed quarterback in high school, for the Sharpstown Appollos out of his hometown in Texas, and was named by ESPN and Fox Sports as All-American. Also placing as a member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100, Addai became the first LSU running back since 1991 to be a first round NFL draft.
In college, playing for the Louisiana State University Tigers, Addai catapulted to fifth place for all-time rushing, racking up 2,577 yards during his college career, this despite the fact that he was playing as a blocking fullback.