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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 2:00PM - 5:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Lakeview Church Party in the Park

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Family Resource Night Extravaganza

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  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 11:00AM - 12:30PM EDT Colts In Motion - Plainfield Elementary Schools Walkathon

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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 10:00AM EDT Colts In Motion - Indy Mutt Strut

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  • Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 10:00AM - 5:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

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  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT Official Draft Party On Friday, May 9, fans can attend the team’s Official Drafty Day Party, sponsored in part by Bud Light and 1070 The Fan, to catch coverage of the draft at Colts Grille from 6-9 p.m.
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  • Mon., Jun. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana FFA Convention Chapter Fun Night

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  • Sat., Jun. 28, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana Legend Carl Storie with special guest Brett Wiscons Concert

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  • Sat., Jul. 19, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - The Stray Cat, Lee Rocker and Band Community Concert

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DREAM LEADS TO INDY

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Donald Thomas is a versatile player capable of manning three positions on the offensive line. That Thomas is able to do so is impressive since he only started trying football during the second semester of his first collegiate year.

INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Thomas grew up in New Haven, Connecticut playing almost everything except football.

 

Thomas’ mother, Veronica, told him growing up that her work schedule as an educator did not provide time to get him to Pop Warner football practice.

 

Thomas, a football viewer, busied himself in baseball and basketball.  When he got to high school, the school fielded teams in every sport except football.

 

Thomas earned eight varsity letters, four as a center in basketball and four more as a pitcher and first-baseman.  His size (6-4, 305) soon impacted his career at third-base negatively.

 

Thomas was not involved in any structured sports when he hit the University of Connecticut campus, but pickup basketball games led to meeting football players.  They urged him to try out and after introducing himself to Head Coach Randy Edsall, a workout was arranged that changed Thomas’ career path.

 

Thomas walked on with the Huskies in 2004 and redshirted.  Originally trying out on the defensive line, Thomas played on special teams before finding a home at offensive guard.

 

Thomas excelled as a senior, earning All-Big East honors, and his mom and father, Donald, traveled to the Hula Bowl to see him play. 

 

When Thomas was invited to play in the East-West Game, Veronica sensed her son’s talent and green-lighted him to chase a football dream.

 

Thomas was a 2008 sixth-round pick of Miami, where he started 13-of-17 games before stopping briefly in Detroit in 2010 and joining New England a year later.

 

Having started seven games at left guard and 14 on the right side, Thomas looks forward to the chance of contributing in Indianapolis.

 

“I felt like this would be the best fit for me at this point in my career,” said Thomas.  “I really liked what I saw was happening with the program here and the way things have taken shape.  

 

“I feel like we have a really great team here, and it’s on the rise.  I really wanted to become a part of that.”

 

Growing up in the New England area, Thomas had known of the Colts-Patriots series before he participated in it.  For all the emotions the rivalry has provoked, Thomas maintained an even keel.

 

“Just growing up you saw the rivalry between the two (teams),” said Thomas.  “I don’t know the (full) details of it or the history of it, but I just knew that was a big game on the calendar.  It is what it is.  

 

“I’m familiar to it already, so that takes that element out of it.  Now, I’m on the other side of the fence.  You’ve just got to go out there and compete.  I plan to do that every week.  When it comes it comes and we’ll treat it like another game and compete and play to win.”

 

Thomas shared a huddle with Tom Brady and a potent New England offense the last two seasons.  Both years led to playoff berths, as did his first season with Miami.  He hopes to continue that streak with the Colts.  Doing so could provide Thomas with his first taste of post-season action.

 

Thomas is a player Ryan Grigson says is on the uptick.  Thomas shares the same feeling about Indianapolis and is ready to contribute.  

 

“I’m a hard worker.  I haven’t had the glorified roles, so to speak,” said Thomas.  “I pride myself on being a quality offensive lineman – run blocking, pass protecting and opening up holes.  Protecting the quarterback is the name of the game.  That’s truly the thing that I really pride my game on.”

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