The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin to a reserve/future contract.
Lumpkin, 6-3, 300 pounds, has competed in seven career games between the Arizona Cardinals (2011-12) and Oakland Raiders (2013-14). He has totaled 10 career tackles (seven solo) and 1.0 sack. In 2014 with the Raiders, Lumpkin spent the first 12 weeks of the season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster for the final five games of the regular season. He compiled nine tackles (six solo) and added his first career sack in a Week 15 contest at Kansas City. Lumpkin was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cardinals in 2011. He spent most of the 2011 and 2012 campaigns on the practice squad before making his NFL debut in 2012 during a Week 15 contest against Detroit where he posted one tackle.
Lumpkin appeared in 44 career games (29 starts) at the University of Kentucky and finished his collegiate career with 82 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery. He started all 13 games as a senior, totaling 21 tackles, 1.0 sack and 5.5 tackles for a loss. He notched 26 tackles as a junior and 17 stops as a sophomore.
Lumpkin attended Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tenn. and was named “Mr. Football” for Class AAAA in the state following his senior season where he totaled 101 tackles, 35.0 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks.
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