Wayne Wheelwright's 50 Quick Facts About The Indianapolis Colts PDF

By Wayne Wheelwright

ISBN-10: 1783335688

ISBN-13: 9781783335688

The Indianapolis Colts are a member of the South department of the AFC within the NFL. From their commence in Baltimore 60 years in the past to their relocation to Indianapolis this publication is stuffed with attention-grabbing evidence and trivialities at the Colts. From their such a lot mythical avid gamers comparable to Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison to their more moderen superstars corresponding to Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne, the e-book additionally covers such things as the relocation, the proprietors, the training employees, retired numbers and masses extra. This quickly learn is person who no Colts fan can be with out.

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He had the nickname :The Golden Arm” and was the NFL’s MVP in 1959, 1964 and 1967 and Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass stood for 52 years. Unitas was inducted into the American Football Association’s Semi Pro Hall of Fame in 1987. The Colts have retired the number 22 for running back Claude “Buddy” Young who was born on January 5, 1926 and passed in September of 1983. The 5’4” running back had the nickname “The Bronze Bullet” and is one of the shortest men to ever play in the NFL.

The NFL record for touchdowns for a quarterback and wide receiver pair was broken by the tandem of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Unfortunately the season ended disappointingly when the Colts were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the play offs. In 2006 the Colts chose running back Joseph Addai out of LSU in the first round of the draft and started the season in spectacular fashion winning their first 9 games and finished the regular season with a record of 12-4 and entered the playoffs as the number 3 seeds in the AFC defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens enrolee to beating the New England Patriots in a classic AFC Championship game overcoming a 21-3 deficit in the first half to win 38-34 and cement their place at Superbowl XLI which they won defeating the the Chicago Bears 29-17 and winning their first Super Bowl title.

In the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 the Colts along with the Browns and the Steelers, the Colts joined the ten AFL teams in the American Football COnference. New coach Don McCafferty started the Colts new status in spectacular fashion finishing the season with a 11-2-1 record and the Colts went on to win the first post merger Superbowl defeating the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 with a Jim O’ Brien field goal with five seconds left on the clock. On July 13th, 1972 Rosenbloom traded the Colts franchise to Robert Irsay receiving the Los Angeles Rams in return.

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