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Indianapolis Colts in History

Events in Sport

  • 1953-01-23 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1988-10-31 First Monday Night NFL game played in Indianapolis; Colts beat Denver Broncos, 55-23
  • 1990-04-22 NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1992-04-26 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1995-02-05 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI
  • 1996-01-14 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts, 20-16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-04-18 NFL Draft: Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning first pick by Indianapolis Colts

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 2004-01-18 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 24-14
  • 2004-03-02 Indianapolis Colts sign quarterback Peyton Manning to a 7-year, $98 million deal with a $34.5 million signing bonus; largest package to date in the NFL
  • 2005-02-13 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-27; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts, QB, HI
  • 2007-01-21 AFC Championship, RCA Dome, Indianapolis: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots, 38-34
  • 2007-02-04 Super Bowl XLI, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17; MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB
  • 2010-01-24 AFC Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets, 30-17

Sport awardSuper Bowl

2010-02-07 Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL; New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-17; MVP: Drew Brees, New Orleans, QB

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • 2012-04-26 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-01-18 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 45-7

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2018-10-04 New England's Tom Brady becomes only 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes as he connects with Josh Gordon in Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2019-12-16 Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record (539) for career touchdown passes as New Orleans Saints rout Indianapolis Colts, 34-7; Brees 29 of 30 for 307 yards & 4 TDs for record 96.7% pass completion

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1942-02-10 Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), born in Midland, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • 1961-05-04 Eugene Daniel, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Indianapolis Colts 2018-20), born in Freeport, New York
  • 1962-04-09 Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • 1962-06-14 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-04-10 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1963-12-23 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1995; Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts) and coach (Stanford 2007–10; SF 49ers 2011–14; Michigan (2015–20), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1964-05-18 Will Wolford, American NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-11-22 David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1965-03-07 [Willie] Flipper Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Paulsboro, New Jersey
  • 1966-07-29 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966-12-08 Joe Staysniak, American NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • 1967-05-12 Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1967-05-14 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
  • 1968-05-19 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1968-07-09 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968-11-05 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1969-03-03 Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969-04-21 Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969-04-22 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969-05-17 Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969-06-10 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969-06-14 Eugene Chung, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts), born in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • 1969-06-18 Jay Leeuwenburg, American NFL guard/center (Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1969-08-27 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969-11-08 Devon McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969-12-23 Stephen Grant, American football linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-02-07 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970-04-14 Brian Stablein, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-04-28 Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970-05-28 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970-08-01 Quentin Coryatt, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 1970-08-02 Elijah Alexander, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1970-08-08 Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970-09-17 Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970-12-06 Eric Mahlum, American NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970-12-14 Bradford Banta, American NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1971-01-08 Roosevelt Potts, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1971-02-02 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971-02-09 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971-04-09 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971-04-20 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Clemson, South Carolina
  • 1971-06-26 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971-09-29 Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-10-24 Aaron Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971-12-13 Mike Pelton, American NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts), born in Goshen, Alabama
  • 1971-12-28 Steve Morrison, US NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1972-02-08 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972-03-28 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972-04-08 Damon Watts, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972-07-30 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
  • 1972-08-25 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972-10-30 Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1972-12-20 Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Oakland, California
  • 1973-01-04 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1973-02-26 Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973-05-06 Clay Williams, OL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973-07-09 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • 1974-05-31 Steve Martin, American NFL defensive tackle, 1996-2004 (Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and 5 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1975-06-18 Jeff Saturday, American football center (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 2005, 07; Super Bowl 2006; Indianapolis Colts) and sports analyst (ESPN), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975-08-15 Bert Berry, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestPeyton Manning

1976-03-24 Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1976-05-25 Tarik Glenn, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 2004-06; Super Bowl 2006; Indianapolis Colts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-08-01 Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
  • 1979-06-12 Dallas Clark, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2006; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 2009; Indianapolis Colts), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Deaths in Sport

  • 2016-09-07 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 2020-08-12 Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), dies after a motorcycle accident at 78