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Colts Daily Headlines: July 17th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on July 17, 2013 – 8:55 am

In today’s installment of Daily Headlines, Mike Chappell looks at the defensive ends candidates of his all-Indy team. Also, the story of Jerrell Freeman never gets old and another piece on it is below.

Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, July 17th.  

All-time Indianapolis Colts: a look at the defensive ends

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

The Colts defensive ends are next up on Chappell’s all-Indy team.

The candidates include some elite names and the group consists of Tony Bennett, Chad Bratzke, Dwight Freeney, Jon Hand, Robert Mathis and Donnell Thompson.

Our Town Traditions: Freeman’s D-III To NFL Journey

By: Staff, KWTX.com

Jerrell Freeman never forgets his roots.

The Waco, Texas native went to Division III Mary-Hardin Baylor for college before embarking on a three-year career in the Canadian Football League and alas the NFL.

“Guys in D-3, obviously, you know, we don’t get scholarships or anything it’s just for the love of the game,” said Freeman. “I just love football. I went to UMHB because I knew we were going to win.”

After a season in which Freeman racked up 203 tackles, he treated the 2013 offseason like he was still a player trying to find an elusive spot on the Colts 53-man roster.

“The reason I went to college was to get a degree,” Freeman said of his major offseason goal. “It was very important to me. Coming out of high school, you know, education is a big thing in my family and getting that degree was very big in my life.”

“It’s very evident in what he thinks is important. Coming back to school to finish his degree, give back to the places that have helped him in his career,” said Fredenburg. “He’s just the most grounded young man that you ever want to meet and we couldn’t be prouder.”


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