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What are Colts Players Eating this Thanksgiving?

Posted Nov 28, 2013

Intro: The holiday season has hit the Colts locker room with the players having Thursday afternoon off to spend time with their families. What are the Colts favorite Thanksgiving dishes?



INDIANAPOLIS – While the grind of an NFL season almost never breaks schedule, a rare occurrence of that comes today on Thanksgiving.

The Colts have moved up their normal Thursday schedule in allowing players and coaches time with their families this afternoon/evening.

So what are the Colts favorite dishes on Thanksgiving?

Chuck Pagano


“Pasta. (Laughs) There will be a turkey laying around somewhere, but there will be a school of pasta boiling somewhere, and that’s what I’ll have.”



Ricky Jean Francois


“Apple pie or peach cobbler, from scratch. Not from when you walk in the store and you bust that right to try and get into the bakery. This has to be made from scratch. If I can get one of those two made from scratch, I’m good. It was something I always had growing up. My momma always had to make it from scratch. She said that any women who makes this, she better not get it from the store. You better be getting it from scratch, handmade.”



Jerrell Freeman

“I like to skip right to dessert and go right to my dad’s beacon pie, definitely my favorite food. It doesn’t get any better than that. It’s been about six or seven years since I’ve been home for Thanksgiving but when I do go home my dad has a pie waiting on me.”



Darrius Heyward-Bey

“My aunt’s sweet potato pie. Ever since I was growing up, she always made it for me. In my time in Oakland and here she’s always sent me two because I have to have it. Also, macaroni and cheese. It’s a must.”



Andrew Luck

“I love Thanksgiving. I think it’s probably my favorite holiday. A great time to get with family, and friends. I’m a sucker for cranberry sauce, too, so I’m going to have eat some.”



Hugh Thornton

“Candy yams. Got to have candy yams with brown sugar, marshmallows on top. It can’t be good for you. It’s one of those things, the worse it is nutritionally, the better it tastes. I love candy yams.”



Greg Toler

“Stuffing. My mom makes the stuffing with carrots, celery, and it just has this type of seasoning that’s awesome. It’s a must have. If my mom put her work into it then it’s a must have.”



Erik Walden

“Sweat potato pie. If I can get a slice sweet potato pie on Thursday than I’m good.”



Bjoern Werner

“I like turkey. Whatever is put on the table, I’ll eat it. I’m ready for Thursday to have a good time.”
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