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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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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.
  • Fri., Jun. 13, 2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Cool Creek Concert Series

    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.

  • Mon., Jun. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana FFA Convention Chapter Fun Night

    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.

  • Fri., Jun. 20, 2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT Colts In Motion - Touch A Truck

    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.

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

    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.

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Ryan Grigson, General Manager


In his first season as the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Grigson served as the architect of a team that generated one of the biggest turnarounds in franchise and NFL history. Having turned over nearly 70 percent of the roster from the 2011 campaign, Grigson constructed an 11-5 team that reached the AFC Playoffs. The nine-win turnaround from the previous season is tied for the third-largest in league history. With the success came many accolades for Grigson, including Executive of the Year honors from PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News. He was also honored with the Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award by the National Football Foundation in June of 2013.

Inheriting a team that had gone 2-14 in 2011, Grigson’s first acquisition was the hiring of Head Coach Chuck Pagano. After working in conjunction with Pagano to assemble a 19-member coaching staff, Grigson completed more than 250 transactions in his first season to fortify the roster. With limited resources available in the 2012 offseason, he used his industrious nature to bolster a young team by retaining key veteran leadership such as Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis and Cory Redding. Grigson also demonstrated his innovation by acquiring talent from other leagues, such as the AFL, IFL, UFL and CFL. A total of eight players (six through free agency and two through trades) became starters for the Colts last year.

Grigson’s first draft class was headlined by Andrew Luck, who set NFL rookie marks in passing yards (4,374), attempts (627), 300-yard games (six) and single-game yards (433). Luck directed 11 wins as a starter, two shy of the NFL rookie record, and his seven comeback wins tied the most by any quarterback since 1970. In addition to reaching the playoffs, Luck, along with Mathis and Wayne, earned Pro Bowl nods.

Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard (the club’s leading rusher) and LaVon Brazill combined to help the draft class produce 3,108 scrimmage yards, the highest total by any NFL rookie class since 1970. Prior to 2012, the last team to have rookies lead a squad in rushing and passing was the 1943 New York Giants. Indianapolis rookies combined to start in 56 games, which ranked second to the Cleveland Browns (87).

The signing and development of first-year linebacker Jerrell Freeman was another shrewd move that paid large dividends for the Colts in 2012. Freeman spent three seasons in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009-2011) prior to signing with the Colts as a free agent. He started at inside linebacker and finished the year ranked second in the AFC in tackles while setting a franchise record for stops in a season with 203. Additionally, Grigson signed veteran players throughout the season who would end up playing prominent roles during the year. One of whom was cornerback Darius Butler who led the Colts with four interceptions, including two for touchdowns.

The team’s astonishing success in 2012 came despite numerous obstacles. Indianapolis transitioned to new offensive and defensive schemes and placed 13 players on Injured Reserve. However, the most challenging hurdle for the Colts was the loss of Pagano for 12 weeks during the regular season as he battled leukemia.

The Colts responded by rallying around their ailing head coach to win nine of their last 11 games to finish second in the AFC South and earn the AFC’s fifth playoff seed. By season’s end, only 16 players remained from 2011. The Colts were also playing with nine rookies and 33 players with three-or-fewer years of NFL experience. Indianapolis became the second team in NFL history to win 10-or-more games after losing 14-or-more the previous season and totaled a 9-1 record in games decided by one possession or less during 2012’s historic campaign. The Colts were just the third NFL team to make the playoffs one year after going 2-14 or worse and became the fourth team to win at least 10 games after a season of two-or-fewer victories. Of 37 NFL teams in history to have lost 14-or-more games in a season, the Colts were just the sixth to bounce back with a winning record.

Following the 2012 season, Grigson had an aggressive and succinct approach to signing veteran talent through free agency. His work yielded successful and productive players such as: RB-Ahmad Bradshaw, T-Gosder Cherilus, DT-Aubrayo Franklin, QB-Matt Hasselbeck, WR-Darrius Heyward-Bey, DT-Ricky Jean Francois, S-LaRon Landry, LB-Lawrence Sidbury, G-Donald Thomas, CB-Greg Toler and LB-Erik Walden. The free agent class represents a combined 863 regular season games played (534 starts), four Pro Bowl selections, seven conference championship game appearances and four Super Bowl appearances.

Grigson also executed two trades during the 2013 offseason. The first came with the Philadelphia Eagles as the Colts acquired fullback Stanley Havili in exchange for defensive end Clifton Geathers. Indianapolis then made a trade with Buffalo, which sent linebacker Jerry Hughes to the Bills in exchange for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Sheppard, a third-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, started his first two seasons for Buffalo.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Grigson used seven selections to address needs on the offensive and defensive lines as well as providing depth at skill positions. With the team’s first-round pick, the Colts added Florida State outside linebacker Bjoern Werner, a unanimous All-America selection and ACC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with 13.0 sacks in 2012. The selections of guard Hugh Thornton (third-round) and center/guard Khaled Holmes (fourth-round) will make an immediate impact on the offensive line. The Colts traded up to acquire defensive tackle Montori Hughes (fifth-round). Hughes, along with safety John Boyett (sixth-round), running back Kerwynn Williams (seventh-round) and tight end Justice Cunningham (seventh-round), will provide significant depth at their position groups.

Grigson joined the Colts after completing two seasons as director of player personnel for Philadelphia. He was promoted to the role in 2010 after serving the four previous seasons as the team’s director of college scouting. Grigson’s first position with the Eagles came as a western regional scout from 2004-05. Philadelphia earned a 75-52-1 regular season record during Grigson’s tenure, making the playoffs five times in eight seasons. Four times the Eagles won 10-or-more games, while winning three NFC East titles, making two conference championship game appearances and reaching Super Bowl XXXIX.

Grigson began his NFL front office career in 1999 as a national scout with St. Louis. The Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV in his first season and then appeared in Super Bowl XXXVI two seasons later. St. Louis earned a 56-24 regular season record during Grigson’s stint with the Rams, making the playoffs four times in five seasons. Four times the Rams won 10-or-more games, while winning three NFC West titles and capturing two conference championship games.

Grigson served as a pro scout with Saskatchewan of the CFL in 1998, supplementing that time as an assistant coach at McPherson College. In 1999, he joined the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena League as a player personnel coordinator/assistant coach.

Grigson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth-round (175th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He was released by the Bengals in training camp and picked up by the Detroit Lions where he spent the majority of the season on the active roster before being placed on Injured Reserve. After a brief stint in the CFL, Grigson retired due to a back injury.

An Indiana native, Grigson played at Highland High School, earning all-state and all-conference honors as a senior offensive lineman. He then attended Purdue from 1990-94. Grigson competed as a tight end during his freshman season before moving to tackle as a sophomore, where he remained for the duration of his career. He started five games his sophomore season before an injury against Minnesota ended his year. A blow to his abdomen resulted in pancreatitis, kidney failure and pneumonia. Following a five-week hospital stay, Grigson returned to start 10-of-11 appearances as a junior. As a senior, he was elected a team captain and started all 11 games.  

The 2013 campaign will mark Grigson’s first season serving on the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Advisory Council. The program’s objective is to use NFL training camps, offseason workout programs and mini-camps to give talented minority coaches the opportunity to observe, participate and gain experience toward the objective of obtaining a full-time NFL coaching position. Grigson was also elected to the NFL General Manager Advisory Committee, which serves as an extension to the NFL Competition Committee and provides feedback to the NFL’s football operations department.
Grigson and his wife, Cynthia, have five children, Sophia (10), Noah (9), Luke (7), Levi (6) and Ava (4). They reside in Indianapolis.

CAREER EXPERIENCE:
1998                 Saskatchewan Roughriders        Pro Scout            
1998                 McPherson College                   Assistant Coach               
1999                 Buffalo Destroyers                    Player Personnel Coordinator/Assistant Coach  
1999-2000         St. Louis Rams                         National Scout  
2001-2003         St. Louis Rams                         Area Scout         
2004-2005         Philadelphia Eagles                   Regional Scout 
2006-2009         Philadelphia Eagles                   Director of College Scouting       
2010-2011         Philadelphia Eagles                   Director of Player Personnel      
2012-2013         Indianapolis Colts                      General Manager

Ryan Grigson, General Manager


In his first season as the general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Grigson served as the architect of a team that generated one of the biggest turnarounds in franchise and NFL history. Having turned over nearly 70 percent of the roster from the 2011 campaign, Grigson constructed an 11-5 team that reached the AFC Playoffs. The nine-win turnaround from the previous season is tied for the third-largest in league history. With the success came many accolades for Grigson, including Executive of the Year honors from PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News. He was also honored with the Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award by the National Football Foundation in June of 2013.

Inheriting a team that had gone 2-14 in 2011, Grigson’s first acquisition was the hiring of Head Coach Chuck Pagano. After working in conjunction with Pagano to assemble a 19-member coaching staff, Grigson completed more than 250 transactions in his first season to fortify the roster. With limited resources available in the 2012 offseason, he used his industrious nature to bolster a young team by retaining key veteran leadership such as Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis and Cory Redding. Grigson also demonstrated his innovation by acquiring talent from other leagues, such as the AFL, IFL, UFL and CFL. A total of eight players (six through free agency and two through trades) became starters for the Colts last year.

Grigson’s first draft class was headlined by Andrew Luck, who set NFL rookie marks in passing yards (4,374), attempts (627), 300-yard games (six) and single-game yards (433). Luck directed 11 wins as a starter, two shy of the NFL rookie record, and his seven comeback wins tied the most by any quarterback since 1970. In addition to reaching the playoffs, Luck, along with Mathis and Wayne, earned Pro Bowl nods.

Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard (the club’s leading rusher) and LaVon Brazill combined to help the draft class produce 3,108 scrimmage yards, the highest total by any NFL rookie class since 1970. Prior to 2012, the last team to have rookies lead a squad in rushing and passing was the 1943 New York Giants. Indianapolis rookies combined to start in 56 games, which ranked second to the Cleveland Browns (87).

The signing and development of first-year linebacker Jerrell Freeman was another shrewd move that paid large dividends for the Colts in 2012. Freeman spent three seasons in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2009-2011) prior to signing with the Colts as a free agent. He started at inside linebacker and finished the year ranked second in the AFC in tackles while setting a franchise record for stops in a season with 203. Additionally, Grigson signed veteran players throughout the season who would end up playing prominent roles during the year. One of whom was cornerback Darius Butler who led the Colts with four interceptions, including two for touchdowns.

The team’s astonishing success in 2012 came despite numerous obstacles. Indianapolis transitioned to new offensive and defensive schemes and placed 13 players on Injured Reserve. However, the most challenging hurdle for the Colts was the loss of Pagano for 12 weeks during the regular season as he battled leukemia.

The Colts responded by rallying around their ailing head coach to win nine of their last 11 games to finish second in the AFC South and earn the AFC’s fifth playoff seed. By season’s end, only 16 players remained from 2011. The Colts were also playing with nine rookies and 33 players with three-or-fewer years of NFL experience. Indianapolis became the second team in NFL history to win 10-or-more games after losing 14-or-more the previous season and totaled a 9-1 record in games decided by one possession or less during 2012’s historic campaign. The Colts were just the third NFL team to make the playoffs one year after going 2-14 or worse and became the fourth team to win at least 10 games after a season of two-or-fewer victories. Of 37 NFL teams in history to have lost 14-or-more games in a season, the Colts were just the sixth to bounce back with a winning record.

Following the 2012 season, Grigson had an aggressive and succinct approach to signing veteran talent through free agency. His work yielded successful and productive players such as: RB-Ahmad Bradshaw, T-Gosder Cherilus, DT-Aubrayo Franklin, QB-Matt Hasselbeck, WR-Darrius Heyward-Bey, DT-Ricky Jean Francois, S-LaRon Landry, LB-Lawrence Sidbury, G-Donald Thomas, CB-Greg Toler and LB-Erik Walden. The free agent class represents a combined 863 regular season games played (534 starts), four Pro Bowl selections, seven conference championship game appearances and four Super Bowl appearances.

Grigson also executed two trades during the 2013 offseason. The first came with the Philadelphia Eagles as the Colts acquired fullback Stanley Havili in exchange for defensive end Clifton Geathers. Indianapolis then made a trade with Buffalo, which sent linebacker Jerry Hughes to the Bills in exchange for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Sheppard, a third-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, started his first two seasons for Buffalo.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Grigson used seven selections to address needs on the offensive and defensive lines as well as providing depth at skill positions. With the team’s first-round pick, the Colts added Florida State outside linebacker Bjoern Werner, a unanimous All-America selection and ACC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with 13.0 sacks in 2012. The selections of guard Hugh Thornton (third-round) and center/guard Khaled Holmes (fourth-round) will make an immediate impact on the offensive line. The Colts traded up to acquire defensive tackle Montori Hughes (fifth-round). Hughes, along with safety John Boyett (sixth-round), running back Kerwynn Williams (seventh-round) and tight end Justice Cunningham (seventh-round), will provide significant depth at their position groups.

Grigson joined the Colts after completing two seasons as director of player personnel for Philadelphia. He was promoted to the role in 2010 after serving the four previous seasons as the team’s director of college scouting. Grigson’s first position with the Eagles came as a western regional scout from 2004-05. Philadelphia earned a 75-52-1 regular season record during Grigson’s tenure, making the playoffs five times in eight seasons. Four times the Eagles won 10-or-more games, while winning three NFC East titles, making two conference championship game appearances and reaching Super Bowl XXXIX.

Grigson began his NFL front office career in 1999 as a national scout with St. Louis. The Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV in his first season and then appeared in Super Bowl XXXVI two seasons later. St. Louis earned a 56-24 regular season record during Grigson’s stint with the Rams, making the playoffs four times in five seasons. Four times the Rams won 10-or-more games, while winning three NFC West titles and capturing two conference championship games.

Grigson served as a pro scout with Saskatchewan of the CFL in 1998, supplementing that time as an assistant coach at McPherson College. In 1999, he joined the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena League as a player personnel coordinator/assistant coach.

Grigson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth-round (175th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He was released by the Bengals in training camp and picked up by the Detroit Lions where he spent the majority of the season on the active roster before being placed on Injured Reserve. After a brief stint in the CFL, Grigson retired due to a back injury.

An Indiana native, Grigson played at Highland High School, earning all-state and all-conference honors as a senior offensive lineman. He then attended Purdue from 1990-94. Grigson competed as a tight end during his freshman season before moving to tackle as a sophomore, where he remained for the duration of his career. He started five games his sophomore season before an injury against Minnesota ended his year. A blow to his abdomen resulted in pancreatitis, kidney failure and pneumonia. Following a five-week hospital stay, Grigson returned to start 10-of-11 appearances as a junior. As a senior, he was elected a team captain and started all 11 games.  

The 2013 campaign will mark Grigson’s first season serving on the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Advisory Council. The program’s objective is to use NFL training camps, offseason workout programs and mini-camps to give talented minority coaches the opportunity to observe, participate and gain experience toward the objective of obtaining a full-time NFL coaching position. Grigson was also elected to the NFL General Manager Advisory Committee, which serves as an extension to the NFL Competition Committee and provides feedback to the NFL’s football operations department.
Grigson and his wife, Cynthia, have five children, Sophia (10), Noah (9), Luke (7), Levi (6) and Ava (4). They reside in Indianapolis.

CAREER EXPERIENCE:
1998                 Saskatchewan Roughriders        Pro Scout            
1998                 McPherson College                   Assistant Coach               
1999                 Buffalo Destroyers                    Player Personnel Coordinator/Assistant Coach  
1999-2000         St. Louis Rams                         National Scout  
2001-2003         St. Louis Rams                         Area Scout         
2004-2005         Philadelphia Eagles                   Regional Scout 
2006-2009         Philadelphia Eagles                   Director of College Scouting       
2010-2011         Philadelphia Eagles                   Director of Player Personnel      
2012-2013         Indianapolis Colts                      General Manager