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ROOKIE RECAP: WEEK 17

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 31, 2012 – 9:02 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 had two catches for 21 yards on Sunday and finished the season with 45 catches for 521 yards. His 45 catches set a tight end rookie record for the Colts and Allen led all first-year tight ends in receiving.

Vick Ballard, RB: Ballard had a season-high 27 carries for 78 yards and helped grind out the final 9:46 off the clock against the Texans. For the season, Ballard had 211 carries for 814 yards as the feature back during the Colts run of winning nine of their last 11 games. Ballard finished fifth among all rookies with his 814 rushing yards this season.

LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill played on offense and special teams on Sunday. He finished the season with 11 catches for 186 yards including a 42-yard touchdown in the comeback victory over the Lions.

Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had one catch for one-yard and a touchdown on Sunday afternoon. The Stanford product overcame a shoulder injury to haul in 26 catches for 281 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.

T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton notched his fifth 100-yard receiving day on the season with four catches for 111 yards. His 70-yard touchdown was the longest play from scrimmage this season for the Colts. On the season, Hilton had 50 catches for 861 yards and seven touchdowns. Hilton finished second among all rookies in receiving yards, just four yards behind the Jaguars Justin Blackmon

Delano Howell, S: Howell played his fifth game with the Colts, seeing action on special teams with one tackle.

Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 14-of-28 for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Texans. He has now gone 14 quarters without an interception. Luck’s 11 wins is four more than any other rookie quarterback who was drafted No. 1 overall has recorded in their first NFL season. Luck finished the regular season 339-of-627 for 4,374 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

Bradley Sowell: OT: Sowell was active and returned a short kickoff 11 yards on Sunday.

Rookie wide receiver Nate Palmer was inactive against the Chiefs.


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2 Responses to “ROOKIE RECAP: WEEK 17”

  1. By Zachariah on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    i have loved watching all the rookies this year and Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton have been awesome.

  2. By Zachariah on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    I have loved watching all the rookies this year and Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton have been awesome and Vick Ballard has been the best back up to Donald Brown and has taken a huge roll to get us where we are he is a powerhouse and with Donald Brown being injured we needed Vick Ballard.

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