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COLTS ANNOUNCE THIRD ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK TO KICK OFF 2015 SEASON

Posted by coltsadmin on April 20, 2015 – 4:58 pm

5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Gives Fans Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line

Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 3rd Annual Colts 5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, to kick off the 2015 season. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 22 at Lucas Oil Stadium, opens today at www.colts.com/run. A Kids’ PLAY 60 Fun Run will also be held that morning at the stadium.

Early registration pricing is available through June 30, including $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids’ Fun Run. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

This is the third year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2014 event brought nearly 2,800 runners and walkers to the stadium. The event was created to allow fans to share in the glory of the gridiron while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle by completing a 5K run/walk.

“This August as we celebrate the return of football season, we are excited to once again offer our 5K Run/Walk for fans to enjoy in Downtown Indianapolis,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Indianapolis Colts Sr. Director of Marketing. “Through our partnership with Indiana University Health, this event provides a great opportunity for Colts Nation to get active while having fun and finishing the route on the fifty yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium.”

WHAT:           Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health

WHEN:           Saturday, August 22, 2015
Registration opens at 6 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.

WHERE:        Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN

PARKING:     Free parking is available in the South Lot of the stadium

WHY:             To celebrate the return of football and raise funds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at   Indiana University Health.

WEBSITE:      Registration is available at www.colts.com/run

The 2015 Colts 5K Run/Walk is strengthened by Indiana University Health and supported in part by LIDS Sports Group, CBS 4, Gatorade and Piazza Produce.

“Improving the health of the community is central to the mission at IU Health,” said Richard Chadderton, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs at Indiana University Health. “This event offers a great way for Hoosiers to support the Colts and participate in fun physical activity.”

About the Indianapolis Colts

The franchise has won four World Championships.  Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 10 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07.  The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12+ victories in seven consecutive seasons.  The Colts won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team’s 23 consecutive regular-season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record.  The club won Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.

The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.

About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.


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COLTS TO HOST DRAFT PARTIES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL INDIANA

Posted by coltsadmin on April 15, 2015 – 4:28 pm

Viewing Parties to Be Held at Colts Grille and Four Buffalo Wild Wings

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 30, and the Indianapolis Colts are inviting their fans to join one of five free viewing parties around Central Indiana to watch the draft. The viewing parties, presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light, will be held at Colts Grille in Downtown Indianapolis as well as four Buffalo Wild Wings in surrounding areas. The events will begin at 7 p.m. and go until the Colts make their first round pick. The Colts have the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft.

 

Each viewing party will include appearances by Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.), Bud Light drink specials, free Colts schedule posters and the opportunity to win autographed memorabilia. Draft coverage will be shown on the flat screen TV’s at all five locations. In addition, Colts Grille will host 1070/107.5 The Fan’s live radio show from 3-7 p.m. as well as the Colts draft radio show beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, fans can visit www.colts.com.

 

WHAT:           2015 Official Colts Draft Viewing Parties

                        Presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light

  • Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.)
  • Free Colts Schedule Posters
  • Opportunity to Win Autographed Memorabilia
  • Bud Light Drink Specials

 

WHEN:           Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:        DOWNTOWN – Colts Grille (110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, Ind.)

FISHERS – Buffalo Wild Wings (13977 Trade Center Dr., Fishers, Ind.)

LAWRENCE – Buffalo Wild Wings (10625 Pendleton Pike, Lawrence, Ind.)

AVON – Buffalo Wild Wings (9875 E US Highway 36, Avon, Ind.)

BLOOMINGTON – Buffalo Wild Wings (1350 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Ind.)

 

COST:             Free and open to the public

 

INFO:             www.colts.com


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COLTS TO HOST ANNUAL FATHER-SON CAMP

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 22, 2014 – 1:20 pm

The Indianapolis Colts Father-Son Camp is presented by Abuelo’s and LittleEYES.

 

This fall, the Indianapolis Colts will host their Father-Son Training Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. This camp gives Colts fans the opportunity to get an “inside” look at Colts football. Participants are able learn football knowledge from current and alumni Colts players while testing their skills through a variety of football drills. Activities include on-field drills, a Q & A session with special guests, dinner catered by Abuelo’s and more. Registration for the camp is now open at www.colts.com/events. Attendees must pre-register online in order to attend the clinic. Fathers and sons, mothers and sons/daughters are all welcome to attend.

 

What:              Indianapolis Colts Father-Son Training Camp

FEATURED PLAYERS: Jack Doyle and Joe Reitz

 

When:             Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5pm-9pm

 

Where:            Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center

7001 W. 56th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46254

 

Cost:               $50 Registration Fee

*Includes admission for one participant, dinner and an exclusive Colts item

 


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COLTS IN MOTION TO VISIT SIX UNIVERSITIES AS PART OF COLLEGE TAILGATE TOUR

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 3, 2014 – 8:53 am

Features Colts Cheerleaders, a chance to win an autographed item and an exclusive giveaway item

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts In Motion will hit the road this fall to visit six different college football games at campuses across Indiana as part of its first ever College Tailgate Tour. The team’s interactive traveling museum and its inflatable QB Challenge will be stationed outside of each stadium for three hours prior to kickoff. Visit Colts In Motion at one of the games listed below for the chance to win an autographed Colts item and receive autographs from Colts Cheerleaders. The tour will feature an exclusive giveaway item to the first 50 fans that visit Colts In Motion. For more information about the Colts In Motion College Tailgate Tour, please visit www.colts.com/events.

 

WHAT:           Colts In Motion – College Tailgate Tour

  • Colts In Motion, the team’s interactive traveling museum
  • Colts Cheerleader autographs
  • Register to win autographed Colts items
  • Exclusive giveaway to first 50 fans who visit Colts In Motion
  • QB Challenge
  • Poster giveaway

 

COMPLETE SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | Noon-3pm
Indiana State University
Memorial Stadium
3300 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Saturday, Sept. 27 | 9am-Noon
Purdue University
Ross-Ade Stadium
850 Steven Beering Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47906

 

Saturday, Oct. 18 | 12:30-3:30pm
Indiana University
Memorial Stadium
1001 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

Saturday, Oct. 25 | 3-6pm
University of Indianapolis
Key Stadium
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Wednesday, Nov. 5 | 5-8pm
Ball State University
Scheumann Stadium
3300
Muncie, IN 47304

Saturday, Nov. 15 | 10am-1pm
Marian University
St. Vincent Health Field
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222


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COLTS FAN FEST TO VISIT FORT WAYNE – FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 9, 2014 – 10:11 am

Fan Fest features Colts Players, Cheerleaders and concert

WHAT:           The Indianapolis Colts will host a Fan Fest at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. featuring a FREE community concert by former Colts punter and his band, The Hunter Smith Band. The Colts have hosted Fan Fest events this summer in Greensburg and Louisville. The event in Fort Wayne will mark the final Fan Fest of the summer. Colts Fan Fests are proudly sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Please visit www.colts.com/events for an up-to-date listing of locations.

 

–        Autographs from Anthony Castonzo & Bjoern Werner

–        Cheerleader and Mascot Blue Autographs

–        Register to win tickets

–        Interactive Inflatables

–        Play 60 Zone

–        Live Music featuring The Hunter Smith Band

–        Register for an Official Colts Fan Club Membership

–        Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum

–        Free giveaways

–        Colts Mobile Pro Shop

 

WHEN:           Friday, July 11th

                        5-7 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Three Rivers Festival, Headwaters Park

330 S. Clinton St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

           

COST:             Free and open to the public.

 

About The Hunter Smith Band:  Former Colts Punter, Hunter Smith now brings his talent to the music stage instead of the football field. The Hunter Smith Band released their album “Green” on iTunes in April, 2012. Rooted in Indianapolis, this five-man country band has toured throughout the U.S. and plans to headline several local shows this summer. Visit the band’s website www.huntersmithband.com for more information.

 

Special notes:  The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the Fan Fest remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Fan Fest events will take place rain or shine. Colts players subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person; however fans may get back in line for additional autographs.  All Colts Fan Fest event times are local.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 26, 2013 – 10:51 am

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton and cornerback Sheldon Price from the practice squad to the active roster. The team also signed center Thomas Austin, defensive end Jake McDonough and running back Tauren Poole to the practice squad.

 

Pendleton, 6-2, 334 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on December 3, 2013. He was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Pendleton played in four games and made one solo tackle in 2012 before being released by the Jaguars on May 22, 2013. He then signed with the Dallas Cowboys on June 12 and was released on August 26. Pendleton played two seasons at Ashland University and totaled 84 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in 22 games started.

 

Price, 6-2, 180 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2013 and was signed to the practice squad on September 1. He competed in 47 games (45 starts) at UCLA and totaled 157 tackles (123 solo), 21 passes defensed, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. Price participated in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game following a senior season in which he started all 13 games and tied for the team lead with a career-high four interceptions.

 

Austin, 6-4, 310 pounds, has played in one game this season at Kansas City (12/22). For his career, he has competed in eight games, making one start. Austin was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 1, 2013 before being signed to the practice squad on September 1.

 

McDonough, 6-5, 305 pounds, was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013 and was waived on July 25. At Iowa State, he played in 40 career games (26 starts) and totaled 89 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and three passes defensed. As a senior in 2012, McDonough earned All-Big 12 first-team honors and was named Iowa State’s Defensive Lineman of the Year after finishing the season with 36 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

 

Poole, 5-10, 210 pounds, was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2012 and spent his entire rookie season on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury in the preseason. He was then signed to the Panthers practice squad on September 1, 2013 and was released on October 2. Poole played in 50 career games (25 starts) at Tennessee and rushed for 1,898 yards and 16 touchdowns on 423 carries. He also posted 45 receptions for 343 yards and one touchdown.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE C-THOMAS AUSTIN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 24, 2013 – 3:15 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived center Thomas Austin.

Austin played in his first game of the season last week at Kansas City (12/22). For his career, he has competed in eight games (one start). Austin was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 1, 2013 before being signed to the practice squad on September 1.


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COLTS ILB-JERRELL FREEMAN NAMED AFC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:28 pm

The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16. The award is the first of Freeman’s career and the fourth for the Colts this season (Andrew Luck – Player of the Week in Week 7, Robert Mathis – AFC Player of the Month in October and Adam Vinatieri – Player of the Week in Week 11).

Last week during the team’s 23-7 victory at Kansas City, Freeman recorded a team-leading seven tackles (three solo), 1.0 sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three passes defensed. It was his first career multiple-interception game and the picks were the second and third of his season. Freeman tied the franchise record for interceptions in a game by a linebacker, which was last accomplished on December 9, 2007 (Gary Brackett vs. Baltimore). With his sack, Freeman tied Larry Chester (6.5) for the third-most career sacks by a Colts undrafted player. He also set a club record for the most forced fumbles by a Colts undrafted player, topping Tony Siragusa’s previous mark of five.

Through 15 games this season, Freeman leads the team with 159 tackles (105 solo) while contributing with 4.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three interceptions, five passes defensed, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He posted his first career multiple-sack game (2.0) in a Week 2 contest at Miami and has led the team in tackles in 10 games this year.

2013 Colts AFC Player of the Week/Month Recipients
Week 7: Andrew Luck – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
October: Robert Mathis – AFC Defensive Player of the Month
Week 11: Adam Vinatieri – AFC Special Teams Player of the Week


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 11:44 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed linebacker Alan Baxter to the practice squad and placed defensive tackle Montori Hughes on Injured Reserve.

 

Baxter, 6-0, 238 pounds, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2013. He was then signed to the Steelers practice squad on September 1 and released on October 11. Baxter played in 52 career games (24 starts) at Northern Illinois and finished with 152 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks. As a senior in 2012, he was an All-Mid-American Conference first-team selection after leading the team with 9.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

 

Hughes was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in four games this season, making seven tackles, including four solo stops.


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Five Things Learned, Colts-Kansas City

Posted by craigkelleycolts on December 23, 2013 – 9:52 am

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Intro:  Indianapolis controlled every aspect of the game at Kansas City over the final 56 minutes.  The Colts did not allow a point, ran for 135 yards, forced four turnovers and had four sacks and won going away (23-7) in a very tough road venue.

INDIANAPOLIS – With one game left in the season, Indianapolis is in play to move to the AFC’s second playoff seed, or it could shift to third or stay put at fourth.

Regardless, it has been a season of accomplishment on all fronts, and the Colts are gearing for a 16th playoff berth in 30 seasons in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis was dominant at Kansas City on Sunday, bouncing back from a 7-0 deficit with 56 strong minutes on defense and with an offense that thrived accordingly.

A two-game winning streak has the Colts at 10-5 and creating momentum beyond next Sunday.

After the club’s fourth-largest victory margin and the fourth over an opponent with 10-plus wins, here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

OFFENSIVE LINE INTEGRITY – If Chuck Pagano had his way, Santa Claus might put a little something extra in the stockings of OL coaches Joe Gilbert and Hal Hunter.  The Colts started their seventh different line of the season Sunday at Kansas City, and it was the fifth straight week a different unit opened.  While Samson Satele and Mike McGlynn are regulars, along with tackles Gosder Cherilus and Anthony Castonzo, Xavier Nixon was making his first start at left guard.  Nixon, a natural tackle, made his career debut (in extended play) the previous week against Houston at right guard.  The Colts managed with a 10th 100-yard ground day, played turnover-free ball and Andrew Luck was sacked once.  While the offense is an 11-man operation, if the line doesn’t perform everything gets ugly (in all phases).  Kudos to the coaches and everyone associated with a stellar performance.

RESILIENCY IN GETTING BACK ON TRACK – A band of brothers hung tough after a 6-2 start went to an 8-5 juncture.  Indianapolis has rallied with two straight wins where every phase of the team performed well – particularly the defense and ground game.  The Colts have forced six turnovers and eight sacks in two games and have allowed only six-of-23 third downs to be converted.  The Colts led for the final 54 minutes against Houston and did not surrender a point at Kansas City over the final 56 minutes.  Indianapolis held the Texans without first downs on seven-of-14 possessions, including a five-possession marathon stretch.  While Houston had no post-season designs, Kansas City did, and Indianapolis shutout the Chiefs on five-of-seven drives, while one that did yield a first down ended two snaps later with a fumble.  The season never was in extreme jeopardy, but a five-game lull tested moxie around the locker room.

MAKING YOURSELF RELEVANT – Chuck Pagano used the phrase about Griff Whalen in training camp and while Whalen has done a very good job of doing so, Donald Brown has done a whale of a job.  Brown on Sunday scored on a 33-yard reception and a 51-yard run.  It was the first scoring run beyond 50 yards for Indianapolis in 33 games, and Brown had that last one as well in 2011.  Brown has a 5.6 average on 90 rushes, bucking to become only the fourth Colts back ever to have a 5.0 average on 80 seasonal attempts.  It has been done just once in the team’s Indianapolis era (George Wonsley, 1985), and Brown has contributed 24 receptions for two more scores.  Undervalued by many outside observers, Brown has cast himself in a much different public light.  His integrity and ethic are exemplary in all areas.

TEN WINS TRULY NOTEWORTHY – Indianapolis had a nine-year streak (at the time the NFL’s second-longest in history) with 10-plus wins end in 2010.  Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano have reconstructed a roster where only 10 players remain from 2010 and before.  Indianapolis has gotten to 10 wins in a year when a league-high 72 players have been pressed into service.  Getting to 10 wins is an accomplishment for any team and though this is the 13th in 30 seasons in Indianapolis, it is only right to acknowledge achievement.

PLAY TO WIN – Pagano was vocal in recent weeks about the NFL scheduling 16 games and that he intends to play them all.  Indianapolis still can grab the coveted second seed.  The Colts could jump to third or stay fourth.  Regardless, he plays to win and this Sunday should be no different.  Pagano has instilled a process around the team in which players buy in and excel.  The process sustained through his 12-game absence last year and with his full-time presence this year.  So much of coaching is messaging to players.  Players buy Pagano’s message.


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