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COLTS ANNOUNCE THIRD ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK TO KICK OFF 2015 SEASON

Posted by coltsadmin on April 20, 2015 – 4:58 pm

5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Gives Fans Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line

Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 3rd Annual Colts 5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, to kick off the 2015 season. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 22 at Lucas Oil Stadium, opens today at www.colts.com/run. A Kids’ PLAY 60 Fun Run will also be held that morning at the stadium.

Early registration pricing is available through June 30, including $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids’ Fun Run. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

This is the third year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2014 event brought nearly 2,800 runners and walkers to the stadium. The event was created to allow fans to share in the glory of the gridiron while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle by completing a 5K run/walk.

“This August as we celebrate the return of football season, we are excited to once again offer our 5K Run/Walk for fans to enjoy in Downtown Indianapolis,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Indianapolis Colts Sr. Director of Marketing. “Through our partnership with Indiana University Health, this event provides a great opportunity for Colts Nation to get active while having fun and finishing the route on the fifty yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium.”

WHAT:           Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health

WHEN:           Saturday, August 22, 2015
Registration opens at 6 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.

WHERE:        Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN

PARKING:     Free parking is available in the South Lot of the stadium

WHY:             To celebrate the return of football and raise funds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at   Indiana University Health.

WEBSITE:      Registration is available at www.colts.com/run

The 2015 Colts 5K Run/Walk is strengthened by Indiana University Health and supported in part by LIDS Sports Group, CBS 4, Gatorade and Piazza Produce.

“Improving the health of the community is central to the mission at IU Health,” said Richard Chadderton, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs at Indiana University Health. “This event offers a great way for Hoosiers to support the Colts and participate in fun physical activity.”

About the Indianapolis Colts

The franchise has won four World Championships.  Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 10 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07.  The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12+ victories in seven consecutive seasons.  The Colts won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team’s 23 consecutive regular-season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record.  The club won Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.

The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.

About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.


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COLTS TO HOST DRAFT PARTIES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL INDIANA

Posted by coltsadmin on April 15, 2015 – 4:28 pm

Viewing Parties to Be Held at Colts Grille and Four Buffalo Wild Wings

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 30, and the Indianapolis Colts are inviting their fans to join one of five free viewing parties around Central Indiana to watch the draft. The viewing parties, presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light, will be held at Colts Grille in Downtown Indianapolis as well as four Buffalo Wild Wings in surrounding areas. The events will begin at 7 p.m. and go until the Colts make their first round pick. The Colts have the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft.

 

Each viewing party will include appearances by Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.), Bud Light drink specials, free Colts schedule posters and the opportunity to win autographed memorabilia. Draft coverage will be shown on the flat screen TV’s at all five locations. In addition, Colts Grille will host 1070/107.5 The Fan’s live radio show from 3-7 p.m. as well as the Colts draft radio show beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, fans can visit www.colts.com.

 

WHAT:           2015 Official Colts Draft Viewing Parties

                        Presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light

  • Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.)
  • Free Colts Schedule Posters
  • Opportunity to Win Autographed Memorabilia
  • Bud Light Drink Specials

 

WHEN:           Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:        DOWNTOWN – Colts Grille (110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, Ind.)

FISHERS – Buffalo Wild Wings (13977 Trade Center Dr., Fishers, Ind.)

LAWRENCE – Buffalo Wild Wings (10625 Pendleton Pike, Lawrence, Ind.)

AVON – Buffalo Wild Wings (9875 E US Highway 36, Avon, Ind.)

BLOOMINGTON – Buffalo Wild Wings (1350 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Ind.)

 

COST:             Free and open to the public

 

INFO:             www.colts.com


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PLACE OLB-AARON MORGAN ON RESERVE/RETIRED LIST 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 13, 2015 – 11:58 am

The Indianapolis Colts today placed outside linebacker Aaron Morgan on the Reserve/Retired list.

Morgan was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on December 31, 2013 and was placed on Injured Reserve on July 27, 2014. Prior to joining the Colts, he played in 18 career games with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-12) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012), making six solo tackles and two special teams stops. He was originally signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 2010 and was waived on October 5, 2012. He was then signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on October 9, was elevated to the active roster on November 1 and was waived on September 5, 2013.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ANNOUNCE 2015 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Posted by coltsadmin on April 9, 2015 – 4:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2015 preseason schedule. Dates and times are yet to be finalized.

 

The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at Philadelphia. The meeting will be the first in the preseason between the teams since a 23-15 victory over the Eagles on August 20, 2009. Overall, Indianapolis holds a 10-9 record against Philadelphia in the preseason dating back to 1953.

 

The Chicago Bears will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 2 contest. The Colts and Bears will compete for the 15th overall time in the preseason since 1957. In the last matchup, Indianapolis fell to Chicago by a 27-24 margin on August 20, 2007 at the RCA Dome.

 

Indianapolis will then take on the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in Week 3. The two teams have only met in the preseason three times with the Rams holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. In the 2012 matchup, Indianapolis defeated St. Louis, 38-3, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

Dating back to 2001, the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have met each preseason, traditionally in the finale. This year, Indianapolis will host Cincinnati (Sept. 3) for the first time since 2013. Overall, the Bengals hold a 15-8 preseason series record, which includes a 35-7 win in 2014.

 

2015 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Date                            Opponent                         Time

Week 1 (Aug. 13-16)   at Philadelphia                  TBD

Week 2 (Aug. 20-23)  CHICAGO                      TBD

Week 3 (Aug. 27-30)   at St. Louis                       TBD

Thurs., Sept. 3            CINCINNATI                 TBD


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS EXERCISE FIFTH-YEAR OPTION ON QB-ANDREW LUCK

Posted by coltsadmin on – 2:09 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Andrew Luck’s rookie contract. Luck is now under contract through the 2016 season.

 

Luck has started all 48 regular season games through his first three seasons, completing 1,062-of-1,813 passes for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and an 86.6 passer rating. He has rushed for 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on 189 attempts. Luck, a three-time Pro Bowler, recorded the most passing yards, the second-most passing touchdowns and tied for the second-most regular season wins through a quarterback’s first three seasons in the NFL since 1970.

 

In 2014, Luck set a Colts single-season record for passing yards (4,761), while his touchdown total (40) led the NFL and ranked as the second-highest yearly mark in team history. He also set a franchise record with eight consecutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Luck led Indianapolis to its first AFC Championship Game since the 2009 campaign and has now posted the second-most career passing yards (1,829), touchdowns (nine), completions (147), attempts (260) and 300-yard passing games (three) in Colts postseason history.

 

Luck has led the Colts on 12 fourth quarter or overtime game-winning drives throughout his career. In 2012, he completed 339-of-627 passes for an NFL rookie record 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating. He also set a club quarterback record with five rushing touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH S-DWIGHT LOWERY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 3, 2015 – 8:10 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent safety Dwight Lowery.

Lowery, 5-11, 212 pounds, has totaled 302 tackles (216 solo), 12 interceptions, 4.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and 50 passes defensed in 84 career games (56 starts) with the New York Jets (2008-2010), Jacksonville Jaguars (2011-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014). He has participated in six career postseason contests, recording 15 tackles and three passes defensed. Lowery was originally selected by the Jets in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In three seasons in New York, he totaled seven interceptions and 32 passes defensed.

In 2014 with the Falcons, Lowery started 15-of-16 contests and established career highs in tackles (85) and solo stops (62) while contributing with two interceptions, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2010, he returned two interceptions for touchdowns marking his first career scores.

Collegiately, Lowery started 25 games at San Jose State after transferring from Cabrillo College. In two seasons with the Spartans, he totaled 92 tackles (53 solo), 13 interceptions, 14 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. Lowery also tallied 147 interception return yards and one interception return for a touchdown. As a senior, he earned First Team American Football Coaches Association All-America honors and First Team All-Western Athletic Conference accolades.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS RB-DANIEL HERRON SIGNS TENDER

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 1, 2015 – 12:19 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent running back Daniel “Boom” Herron has signed his tender.

Herron has recorded 83 rushes for 384 yards (4.6 avg.) and a touchdown, as well as 22 receptions for 230 yards in 22 regular season games (three starts) since being signed by the Colts from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He also contributed with 10 special teams tackles over the past two seasons. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) and totaled 351 rushing yards, including a 49-yard touchdown, on 78 carries (4.5 avg.) and 173 receiving yards on 21 receptions. Herron started all three postseason contests, where he posted the most receiving yards (128) by a running back in a single postseason in team history.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN WR-VINCENT BROWN 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 31, 2015 – 3:27 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown.

Brown, 5-11, 190 pounds, was originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In 37 career games (16 starts) with the Chargers (2011-13) and Oakland Raiders (2014), he has totaled 72 receptions for 919 yards and three touchdowns. Following an ankle injury which caused him to miss the 2012 season, Brown returned the following year to compete in all 16 games (12 starts) and total 41 catches for 472 yards and one score. His teammates voted him as the Ed Block Courage Award winner for his performance that year. Brown spent the 2014 campaign with the Raiders and finished with 12 catches for 118 yards in seven games.

Brown was a First Team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a senior in 2010 at San Diego State where he recorded the school’s fourth-best receiving season (1,342 yards). He helped lead the Aztecs to their first bowl win since 1969 with a 35-14 victory against Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. Brown’s 23 career touchdowns rank fifth in school history while his 13 career 100-yard games are tied for the school record.


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COLTS TO HOLD CHEERLEADERS AUDITION SHOWCASE AT HILBERT CIRCLE THEATRE

Posted by coltsadmin on March 24, 2015 – 8:42 am

Tickets Go On Sale Today for April 17 Event

 

INDIANAPOLIS – For the third consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts will host their Cheerleader Audition Final Showcase at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis to select the 2015 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. The showcase, which is open to the public, will take place on Friday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Beginning today, tickets are available online and can be purchased by visiting www.colts.com/showcase. Ticket prices start at $10 and include several seating options, including a VIP package. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as prices will increase at noon on April 12.

 

The showcase, presented by Tyler Mason Salon and Spa and Sun Tan City, will feature approximately 50 finalists from the 2015 Colts Cheerleaders Auditions, which begin April 11. A panel of judges, including local celebrities and Colts representatives, will help select the final 2015 Colts Cheerleaders squad during the showcase. The show will be emceed by Colts Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and former Colts Cheerleader Megan Meadors. Throughout the evening, ladies will perform group and solo dance routines, and will participate in a swimsuit competition.

 

During intermission, this year’s showcase will also feature a special performance by cheerleaders from Indiana’s Fierce All-Stars and Down Syndrome Indiana. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and fans are invited to enjoy food and drinks from Colts Grille prior to the start of the show.

 

WHAT:           2015 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Audition Showcase

 

WHEN:           Friday, April 17, 2015

                        5:30 p.m. – Doors Open

6:30 p.m. – Showcase Begins

 

WHERE:          Hilbert Circle Theatre

45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN. 46204

 

TICKETS:        Available online at www.colts.com/showcase.

                        Ticket prices start at $10. Prices will increase at noon on April 12.

 

The 2015 Colts Cheerleader Auditions are presented by Tyler Mason Salon and Spa, and Sun Tan City, and supported in part by Curtain Call Dance Studio.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN CB-DEVERON CARR 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 23, 2015 – 10:21 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Deveron Carr.

Carr, 5-11, 190 pounds, was a recent standout at the NFL Veteran Combine in Arizona on March 22. He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013. As a rookie in 2013, Carr appeared in nine games on special teams. He was then waived by the Buccaneers on August 26, 2014.

Carr started 34-of-42 career games at Arizona State (2008-2012) and finished with 86 tackles, 22 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. As a senior in 2012, he earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention after starting all 13 games and recording 23 tackles, eight passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Carr was part of a secondary that led the conference and ranked third in the nation in pass defense, allowing only 168.0 passing yards per game.


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