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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN ILB-ANDREW JACKSON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 15, 2014 – 5:38 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed inside linebacker Andrew Jackson.

Jackson was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jackson appeared in 37 career games (33 starts) at Western Kentucky University and recorded 326 tackles (174 solo), 6.5 sacks, 43.0 tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed. He became the 10th player in school history to record at least 300 career tackles and his total ranked 14th among active NCAA FBS players.

Jackson competed in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game and earned All-Sun Belt Conference first-team honors in two consecutive seasons (2011 and 2012). In 2012, he tallied 122 total tackles, which ranks first for a WKU player during the school’s Football Bowl Subdivision era (since 2009). As a senior in 2013, Jackson earned All-Sun Belt Conference second-team accolades after competing in 11 games (nine starts) and finishing the season ranked second on the team with 95 tackles, in addition to 1.0 sack, 8.5 tackles for loss and two passes defensed.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE TWO PLAYERS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:07 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived tackle Erik Pike and cornerback Darius Polk.

Pike was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2014. He was a four-year starter at left tackle for Towson and was a co-captain during his senior season. In 2013, Pike was named a Football Championship Series All-America selection as the Tigers compiled a 10-2 regular season record while reaching the NCAA FCS Championship Game. Pike also earned All-CAA first-team honors for the second straight season.

Polk was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2014. He was named to the All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) second team in 2013 after leading Kent State with seven passes defensed and ranking fourth with 60 total tackles. He was also voted as a defensive captain by his teammates.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN T-ULRICK JOHN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:42 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed tackle Ulrick John.

John was selected by the Colts with their final pick in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. John competed in 36 collegiate contests (25 starts) at Georgia State and was the school’s top lineman over the last two seasons (2012-13). He was a two-year starter at left tackle, but also logged starts at center and guard earlier in his career with the Panthers.

As a senior in 2013, John started 11 games at left tackle and was named an All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention selection. In 2012, he started 10-of-11 games at left tackle and blocked for a Panthers offense that registered 110.5 rushing yards per game.


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