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Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 18, 2012 – 12:00 pm

With a plethora of rookie players on the Colts roster, each week will take a look at how the first-year players performed.

Dwayne Allen, TE: Allen recorded his first career catch that also ended up being his first career touchdown on Sunday. On a third-and-goal from the three-yard line, Allen found a spot in the Vikings zone and quarterback Andrew Luck found him for the first Colts score on the afternoon.

Vick Ballard, RB: Ballard saw action offensively and on special teams against the Vikings. He had six carries for 13 yards on Sunday. Ballard is second on the Colts with 10 carries through two games.

Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had a pair of catches on Sunday for 16 yards. Both of Fleener’s catches came during the Colts 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half. Fleener is third on the Colts in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (98).

T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton saw his first NFL action as receiving and returning punts and kicks. After missing the Bears game due to a shoulder injury, Hilton caught a screen pass for 15 yards, and returned one kick for 19 yards and a punt for 11 yards.

Dominique Jones, TE: Jones saw action on both offense and special teams, mainly being used as a blocker.

Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 21-of-30 for 224 yards with two touchdowns in his home debut. He was at his best during the game’s most crucial moments. Luck and the offense scored 13 of its 20 points in the final two minutes of each half.

Bradley Sowell, OT: Sowell was signed earlier this week off the Tampa Bay practice squad and played on special teams against the Vikings. When center Samson Satele left the game with a leg injury, Sowell was the Colts lone healthy lineman left on the bench.


Rookie wide receiver LaVon Brazill was active but did not see action against the Vikings. Quarterback Chandler Harnish was inactive for the second straight week.

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