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Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 22, 2012 – 10:38 am

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 had one catch for nine yards on Sunday while providing some key blocking for the Colts best rushing performance of the season. Through six games, Allen is tied for fourth on the team with 13 catches and 118 yards receiving.

Vick Ballard, RB: With running back Donald Brown injured, Ballard got his second straight NFL start on Sunday. Ballard had a career high 20 carries for 84 yards. His 26-yard run late in the fourth quarter, helped the Colts run out virtually the rest of the game. Ballard also had one catch for 19 yards.

LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill was used in multiple receiver packages on Sunday but his biggest play came via special teams. At the last minute, Brazill filled in as a gunner on special teams and wrapped up Browns punt returner Joshua Cribbs after a two-yard gain.

Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had two catches for 17 yards on Sunday with both catches coming on third downs, helping the Colts move the chains. Fleener has 19 catches for 198 yards after six games.

T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton had two catches for 22 yards on Sunday and added a punt return for eight yards.

Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 16-of-29 for 186 yards on Sunday. Luck scored twice on the ground and had a total of three carries for 12 yards. Luck’s two rushing touchdowns on Sunday marks the first time since 1988 (Ricky Turner against Miami) that a Colts quarterback has had a pair of rushing touchdowns in a game.

Nate Palmer, WR: Palmer played in his third straight game for the Colts and rotated in on offense and special teams.

Bradley Sowell, OT: Sowell was a reserve lineman for the Colts on Sunday, filling in for right tackle Winston Justice in the second half.

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