Indianapolis Colts Football

ROOKIE RECAP: WEEK 8

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 29, 2012 – 10:37 am

With a plethora of rookie players on the Colts roster, each week Colts.com will take a look at how the first-year players performed.

Dwayne Allen, TE: Allen caught the first two passes of the game for the Colts and turned in a four-catch, 56-yard performance on Sunday afternoon. Allen now has 17 catches for 174 yards on the season.

Vick Ballard, RB: For the third straight game, Ballard started at running back and had what is assured to be on the season highlight video. Ballard had 12 carries for 55 yards to help a season high 171 yards rushing for the Colts. Ballard’s 16-yard screen pass in overtime was the game-winning touchdown as the rookie leaped from inside the five-yard line, twisting his body for his first career NFL touchdown.

LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill made a critical nine-yard reception on the Colts game-tying touchdown drive. It was the only catch for Brazill on the day but his reception set up a fourth-and-one conversion for running back Delone Carter.

Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had two catches for 24 yards on the afternoon but was limited in the second half after suffering a shoulder injury late in the second quarter.

T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton had a season high five catches on Sunday, resulting in 34 yards. Hilton also had one punt return for 13 yards. On the season, Hilton ranks fourth on the team with 18 catches and third with 253 yards receiving.

Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 26-of-38 for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception on Sunday. Luck also had six carries for 28 yards, padding his AFC leading 143 yards rushing on the season for quarterbacks. With the win, Luck’s (.571) winning percentage is the highest ever for a quarterback selected No. 1 overall after Week 8 of his rookie season

Bradley Sowell, OT: Sowell was a reserve lineman for the Colts on Sunday.

Rookie wide receiver Nate Palmer was inactive against the Titans.


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