The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms on an extension with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
“It’s a great day for the Indianapolis Colts, T.Y. Hilton and his family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We’re extremely happy as an organization to ensure that T.Y. will continue to be a part of our journey for many years to come. His daily excellence on and off the field is a shining example of an individual striving for greatness and what it truly means to be a Colt.”
Hilton, 5-9, 180 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Colts traded up from the fourth round of the draft to select Hilton. In 46 career games (26 starts) he has 214 receptions for 3,289 yards (15.4 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. Hilton has put up some of the best receiving numbers in Colts history through a player’s first three seasons as he holds the record for most receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games (16) and ranks second in receiving touchdowns through his first three years.
He had a career-year in 2014 as he started all 15 games he played in and tied his career-high in receptions (82) and receiving touchdowns (seven), while establishing a new career-high with 1,345 receiving yards. Hilton became only the third Colts player to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons and was named to his first career Pro Bowl. He started all three postseason contests and registered 11 receptions for 211 yards. Hilton has totaled 604 receiving in six career postseason games which is the third-most in NFL history in a player’s first six playoff games. In 2013, he registered his first 1,000-yard season as he caught 82 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Hilton set franchise postseason single-game records with 13 catches for 224 yards during the team’s AFC Wild Card victory against Kansas City. He became the second player in team postseason history to finish a game with 200-plus receiving yards. His 13 receptions tied for the second-most in a single game in NFL postseason history and his receiving yardage total ranks third. As a rookie in 2012, Hilton recorded 50 receptions for 861 yards and seven touchdowns. His five 100-yard receiving games established a franchise rookie record for the most 100-yard games in a season, and his 861 receiving yards were the second-most by a rookie in franchise history. Hilton’s seven receiving touchdowns ranked first among NFL rookies and tied for the third-most touchdowns by a rookie in Colts history.
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