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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK WR-PHILLIP DORSETT

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 27, 2015 – 1:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed first-round draft pick wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Dorsett, 5-10, 185 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the first round (29th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in 45 games (30 starts) at the University of Miami and registered 121 receptions for 2,132 yards (17.6 avg.) and 17 touchdowns with a long catch of 79 yards which went for a touchdown. His 23.3 yards per catch average in his final two collegiate seasons was the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Dorsett also contributed on special teams and recorded 25 punt returns for 477 yards (19.1 avg.) and 25 punt returns for 136 yards (5.4 avg.) over his four-year Hurricane career.

He started all 13 games as a senior in 2014 and finished with 36 catches for 871 yards (24.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. His 24.2 yards per catch average ranked second in the nation as Dorsett garnered Second Team All-ACC honors for his efforts. In 2012, he played in all 12 games (10 starts) and led the team with 842 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 58 catches. His 21 plays of 25-plus yards ranked second on the team and he received Third Team All-ACC honors from Phil Steele.

The Colts have now signed six of their eight draft picks from the 2015 NFL Draft.


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