As 37 players took the practice field last weekend for the Colts rookie minicamp, colleges at all levels across the United States were represented.
From Maine to Oregon State, schools were covered coast-to-coast and at every level with Marian (NAIA), Southern Connecticut (Division II) and Wagner (FCS).
Two pairs of teammates took to the indoor practice field and while the Kansas State duo of Nigel Malone and Allen Chapman were busy earning a BCS bowl, it was the Montana Grizzlies who also sent two former players to Indianapolis.
Wide receiver Jabin Sambrano was a training camp participant last year for the Colts and he returns this year to try and earn a spot on the final roster.
While Sambrano is worried about his own chances at cracking the 53-man roster, he has also taken a leadership role in helping out former teammate Dan Moore.
“(Sambrano) was with me at Montana and I trained with him over the break for the last three months in San Diego,” Moore, a 235-pound running back said. “He gave me the ropes of what to do as a rookie and to just get into that playbook.”
Listed as a running back on the Colts roster, Moore worked primarily as a fullback during the team’s three-day rookie minicamp this past weekend.
Moore showed off his ability to be a threat in the passing game and that it is just one of a number of things the Tucson native feels he can bring to the Colts.
“I feel like I can catch it out of the backfield,” he said. “I also feel like I can block, run routes, catch the ball out of the backfield but I’m just really trying to learn the system.”
With the resumption of OTAs earlier this week, Moore has another fullback on the practice field in Stanley Havili.
Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has talked about the need to get pieces on the field who bring multiple attributes to the offense.
This includes the fullback position and Moore is just fine with hearing that.
“Running in between the tackles is there but they spread it out and throw the ball too so it’s real versatile for the fullback,” Moore said.
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