In 1984, after more than thirty years as the Baltimore Colts, the franchise moved to their present home in Indianapolis, where they began their tenure as one of the most successful NFL teams.
In Game of My Life Indianapolis Colts, devoted fans can join their beloved team in the action on the field and behind the scenes in the locker room, as they relive many of the greatest moments in Indianapolis Colts history. Readers will relish tales of Colts’ glory through first-hand interviews with beloved players including Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri, Edgerrin James, and Marshall Faulk.
Within these pages, Colts expert Mike Chappell will take readers through the early years in Indiana, the major 2007 Super Bowl win under Manning, and their continued success with quarterback Andrew Luck. Over thirty years of Colt experience is represented here, making it a must have for every true fan.
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About the Author
Mike Chappell is an award-winning sports writer and correspondent for TheIndyChannel.com. A recent Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame inductee, Chappell covered the Colts as a writer for The Indianapolis Star since the team arrived from Baltimore in 1984 until 2013.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jim Irsay ix
Chapter 1 Andrew Luck, Quarterback (2012-Present) 1
Chapter 2 Peyton Manning, Quarterback (1998-2011) 9
Chapter 3 Marlin Jackson, Defensive Back (2005-2009) 19
Chapter 4 Tony Dungy, Head Coach (2002-2008) 25
Chapter 5 Reggie Wayne, Wide Receiver (2001-2014) 33
Chapter 6 Chuck PaganO, Head Coach (2012-Present) 41
Chapter 7 David Thornton, Linebacker (2002-2005) 49
Chapter 8 Edgerrin James, Running Back (1999-2005) 57
Chapter 9 Aaron Bailey, Wide Receiver (1994-1998) 65
Chapter 10 Eric Dickerson, Running Back (1987-1991) 71
Chapter 11 Adam Vinatieri, Placekicker (2006-Present) 79
Chapter 12 Antoine Bethea, Safety (2006-2013) 87
Chapter 13 Jason Belser, Safety (1992-2000) 95
Chapter 14 Marcus Pollard, Tight End (1995-2004) 101
Chapter 15 Marshall Faulk, Running Back (1994-1998) 107
Chapter 16 Jerraud Powers, Cornerback (2009-2012) 115
Chapter 17 Brandon Stokley, Wide Receiver (2003-2006) 123
Chapter 18 Zack Crockett, Running Back (1995-1998) 131
Chapter 19 Bill Brooks, Wide Receiver (1986-1992) 139
Chapter 20 Mark Herrmann, Quarterback (1983-1984,1990-1992)… 147
Chapter 21 Gary Bracket!, Linebacker (2003-2011) 155
Chapter 22 Cato June, Linebacker (2003-2006) 163
Chapter 23 Ray Buchanan, Cornerback (1993-1996) 169
Chapter 24 Jim Sorgi, Quarterback (2004-2009) 177
Chapter 25 Ben Utt, Guard (1982-1989) 185