The Indianapolis Colts are the biggest ticket on the ubiquitous Indianapolis sports scene. Famous Indianapolis Colts sports stars, along with the Indianapolis-based Indiana Pacers, have had a great deal to do with putting both Indianapolis and the state of Indiana on the map.
Below is a listing of some of the famous Indianapolis Colts, including players, coaches and celebrities.
Famous Indianapolis Colts: NFL Football Team Players and Coaches
|Peyton Manning – Future Hall of Fame quarterback of the Colts. Manning has won an NFL record 4 MVP trophies and has guided the Colts to two Super Bowls, winning in 2006.|
|Joseph Addai – The Colts running back is entering his fifth season with the club. He’s led the team in rushing each of the past four seasons.|
|Dallas Clark – A Pro Bowl tight end for the Colts, Clark became only the second tight end in NFL history to record 100 catches in a season in 2009.|
|Dwight Freeney-Freeney’s an All-Pro defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. He has an astonishing 84 career sacks in eight NFL seasons.|
|Reggie Wayne – Has registered at least 80 receptions in five consecutive seasons, on his way to becoming Peyton Manning’s most trusted receiving option.|
|Bob Sanders – Sanders is one of the most unique and devastating defensive players in the NFL when he’s healthy. Unfortunately, he’s only played in 47 of a possible 96 games during his six-year career.|
|Anthony Gonzales – A former first round pick, Gonzalez’s career hit a snag in 2009 when he hurt his knee in the opening game. He’s entering his fourth season with the team.|
|Austin Collie – A fourth round pick out of BYU, Collie made an immediate impact during his first season as a wide receiver for the Colts.|
|Pierre Garcon – Garcon is entering his third year as a receiver for the Colts. He caught Manning’s only touchdown pass in the 2009 Super Bowl.
|Donald Brown – Brown was a first round draft pick in 2009. Finished his rookie season with 450 yards from scrimmage.|
|Robert Mathis – Mathis is a Pro Bowl defensive end who teams with Dwight Freeney to form the most feared pass rushing duo in the NFL.
|Antoine Bethea – Bethea has been an underrated and consistent performer since joining the Colts defense in 2006. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler.
|Jeff Saturday – Saturday was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl four times during his 10-year career.
|Ryan Diem – A stalwart on the offensive line for the past nine seasons, Diem is often one of the most under-appreciated of the Colts core group of players, but he’s played a key role in teams offensive success over the past decade.
|Kelvin Hayden – Hayden is best known for returning an interception for a touchdown in the Colts Super Bowl win over the Chicago Bears. He is now the elder statesman in the Colts secondary.|
|Clint Session – After taking over as a starter in the 2008 season, Session has one of the most reliable and productive player on the Colts defense. Known for big hits and aggressive style, Session has Pro Bowl potential.
|Melvin Bullitt – With Bob Sanders missing most of the past two seasons due to injuries, Bullitt has been pressed into the starting lineup and he’s more than held his own. A key role player who can help the team in multiple ways.|
|Jerraud Powers – Powers was drafted in the third round of the 2009 draft, and was immediately thrust into the starting lineup. He was one of the top rookie defensive players in all the NFL last season.
|Jerry Hughes – A defensive end out of TCU, the Colts selected Hughes with the 31st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is expected to the enhance the already potent pass rushing duo Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
|Pat Angerer – Drafted in the second out of the 2010 NFL Draft, Angerer is an aggressive linebacker with a non-stop motor. He will be learning behind Gary Brackett at middle backer.
|Jacques McClendon – McClendon was a record breaking power-lifter while at the University of Tennessee, and the coaching staff is hoping his strength and immense bulk can pay dividends on the offensive line immediately.
|Jim Irsay – Indianapolis Colts owner is among the wealthiest and most well known famous people in Indianapolis.|
|Bill Polian – The mastermind behind the Colts remarkable success over the past decade, Polian is considered the best general manager in the NFL.|
|Jim Caldwell – Ninth and current head coach of the vaunted Indianapolis Colts, Caldwell guided the Colts to a 14-2 record and Super Bowl appearance in first season with the team.|
|Bob Lamey – Lamey is entering his 23rd season as the “Voice of the Indianapolis Colts.”|
|Tony Dungy – Former head coach of the Colts football team, author, and motivational speaker.|
|Marvin Harrison – Harrison spent 13 season with the Colts, retiring as the franchise leader in nearly every receiving category.|
|Mike Vanderjagt – Former kicker for the Colts. Best known for questioning quarterback Peyton Manning’s heart, and missing a game-tying field goal in the playoffs against the Steelers.|
|Jack Trudeau – Drafted in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft, Jack Trudeau played quarterback for the Colts for seven years. Nowadays he’s a regular guest on the Bob and Tom Show and has his own sports radio show, Zakk and Jack.|
|Hunter Smith – A former punter for the Indianapolis Colts, Hunter Smith now lives in Zionsville, Indiana, where he’s a member of Connersvine (an Indianapolis band).|
|Rob Morris – A vital member of the 2006 Super Bowl team, Rob Morris spent his entire professional football career with the Indianapolis Colts, until they released him in 2008 due to a failed physical.|
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