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Colts Players Share Past London Experiences

Intro: What is it like to play in London? The Colts have a couple of players who have experienced playing overseas.


INDIANAPOLIS – Playing some eight time zones away from what he was used to didn't seem to bother Frank Gore.

When the Colts head to London this season, Gore will bring the most experience of playing overseas.

In fact, of the 14 NFL games played in London, it's Gore who has the most rushing yards at Wembley Stadium. Gore has 189 yards and three touchdowns in two career games in London.

Gore's first trip to London came in 2010.

It didn't take long for Gore to feel comfortable.

"I saw people wearing my jersey and I was surprised by that," Gore says looking back on London.

"I don't know how they pick what team they want to cheer for but they are into it."

Colts players who have previously experienced Wembley Stadium have noticed some unique cheering from fans.

With futbol (soccer) the sport in Europe, fans watching American Football typically cheer quite loudly when it's time to punt on fourth down.

Former Colts quarterback Charlie Whitehurst recalled a crescendo of noise when he came out for pre-game warmups back in 2008.

Whitehurst was part of the second ever game overseas and fans were clearly eager to see any sort of action, even if it was an hour before kickoff.

A recent trend for NFL teams playing in London has been to push back their leave date from the states. For a team in the eastern time zone, like the Colts, they typically leave on Thursday of London week.

"When I went, we were there for a whole week," Gore said of his past trips in 2010 and 2013. "We kind of got used to the time and everything. This is really going to be my first time going on a Thursday for a short period of time.

"We're going over there for a reason, to play ball. Hopefully, we can get this win and make it two."

Currently, the Colts have six players on their 53-man roster who have previously played in London.Colts Players with London Experience

CB-Darius Butler (2009, New England)

CB-Antonio Cromartie (2009, San Diego; 2015, New York Jets)

RB-Frank Gore (2010 and 2013, San Francisco)

DE-Kendall Langford (2012, St. Louis)

CB-Darryl Morris (2013, San Francisco)

RB-Jordan Todman (2013 and 2014, Jacksonville)

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