The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent guard Chad Anderson and waived defensive end Gannon Conway.
Anderson, 6-3, 321 pounds, joins the Colts from the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League. He also participated in the Indianapolis NFL Regional Combine earlier this year. Collegiately, Anderson started 32-of-35 career games and was a three-time letterman at Northern Michigan. He made 32 consecutive starts over his final three seasons, including the last 21 at the right tackle position. As a senior in 2013, he blocked for an offense that averaged 352.8 total yards per game, including 231.7 yards passing and 121.1 yards rushing.
Conway was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 11, 2014. In 30 career games (14 starts) at Arizona State, he recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
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Attendees Get First Look at 2014-15 Calendar and New Uniform Design
INDIANAPOLIS – On Friday, July 25, the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders will host an event to unveil two exciting elements for the 2014 season – a new swimsuit calendar and their new uniform design. Tickets for the party are on sale now at www.colts.com/cheerparty. The evening will include the unveiling of the calendar and uniform, an autograph session with the Colts Cheerleaders, and activities on the field. In addition, fans who purchase the VIP ticket experience will also have the opportunity to tour the team’s weight room, locker room and memorabilia room.
General admission tickets are $25 and include an appetizer buffet, a 2014-15 Colts Cheerleader calendar ($20 value), access to the autograph session, an exclusive unveiling of the new uniforms and the chance to win two (2) tickets to the Colts home opener on Sunday, September 15. VIP tickets are available for $40 and include all general admission items as well as access to the VIP reception, a preview of the new uniforms, access to the locker room, weight room, memorabilia room. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door on July 25.
For the first time in team history, the Colts 2014-15 calendar was shot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in conjunction with Apple Vacations and Iberostar Resorts.
WHAT: 2014-15 Colts Cheerleader Calendar Launch Party and Uniform Unveiling
- Unveiling of 2014-15 Colts Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar
- Unveiling of the Colts Cheerleaders New Uniforms
- Autograph Session with Colts Cheerleaders
- Food and Drink
- VIP Reception with Tours of the Locker Room, Weight Room and Memorabilia Room
WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014
6-7 p.m. – VIP Reception
7 p.m. – Doors Open for General Admission
7:30 p.m. – Uniform and Calendar Unveiling
8-9 p.m. – Autographs and Field Activities
WHERE: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
7001 W. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254
COST: $25 – General Admission Ticket
$40 – VIP Ticket
The 2014 Colts Cheerleaders are sponsored in part by Tyler Mason Salon and Spa, Sun Tan City, Core Pilates & Fitness, Curtain Call Dance Studio, LA Fitness and Varsity Spirit Fashion.
Tags: Cheerleaders, indianapolis colts cheerleaders, swimsuit calendar
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The 2014 Summer Tour ended last Friday with our final Fan Fest. After Colts Day at Vincennes University, Fan Fest in Greensburg, and Fan Fest in Louisville, our Colts crew headed to Fort Wayne for one last event. The Fan Fest was part of Fort Wayne’s annual summer festival, the Three Rivers Festival, and we’re glad the Colts were included at this exciting event!
After three other successful events, we knew the drill – the inflatables were up, Colts in Motion was open, the Mobile Pro Shop was stocked with plenty of apparel and hundreds of posters were ready to be given away. During setup, fans eagerly waited in line hours before the event. By the time players Bjoern Werner and Anthony Castonzo arrived via helicopter, the crowd in Fort Wayne was ready and excited to get autographs.
Castonzo attended the event during the Summer Tour last year, and he was looking forward to being back in Fort Wayne for another great Fan Fest. “We’re kind of living in our own little bubble getting ready for the season, but then coming out here and meeting the fans and seeing their excitement really gets us pumped for this fall,” Castonzo said.
Werner added, “It’s really exciting to see Colts fans outside of Indianapolis and to see how all of Indiana supports the Colts.”
After getting autographs from Werner and Castonzo, cheerleaders and Blue, our younger fans enjoyed our Horse Slide inflatable, Football bounce house, and Play 60 Zone. Other fans listened to the live music provided by The Hunter Smith Band and registered to win Colts tickets. Colts fan Mary hopes she’ll win the tickets to a game. “The last time I went to a Colts game was fifteen years ago,” Mary said. “I better win these tickets!” We agree that it’s time Mary went to another game to cheer on her favorite team!
The Three Rivers Festival includes their popular “Junk Food Alley”, a line of food trucks with all types of fried fair food. Castonzo remembers eating the delicious food from Junk Food Alley last summer.
“I had a pork chop that was out of this world, and then some kind of bacon waffle creation. Whatever it was, it was amazing.”
Werner said he was hoping to sample some of the food after Fan Fest. “I haven’t had much fair food before, but I’d really like to try some of the German food here.” We made sure that the players went home with some treats from Junk Food Alley!
Colts fan Leslie brought her sons Colt, age 5, and Jake, age 2, to the event. The family had a special story behind Colt’s cool name. “He was born during a Colts and Steelers game,” Leslie told us. “We went to the hospital at the beginning of the game, and he was born before it even was over! That’s why we chose ‘Colt’ for him.” It sounds like Colt was destined to be a die-hard Colts fan!
We had a great time with more than 1000 fans who came out to celebrate Colts Fan Fest! It’s been an awesome summer for the Colts as we’ve toured Indiana and met thousands of the best fans in the NFL. Thanks, Fort Wayne, for wrapping up our tour with a successful Fan Fest! Now it’s time for an exciting season! Don’t worry, we’ll be back in a year for the 2015 Summer Tour. Go Colts!