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Colts Season Ticket Members Attend NFL Combine

Intro: When the skill positions players worked out at the 2015 Combine, a few lucky Colts fans got a bird's eye view to the exclusive action.


INDIANAPOLIS – It's an event viewed by half a million people on television but witnessed first hand only by a few hundred.

For 30 Colts season ticket members, they were the lucky ones to see the NFL Combine up close and personal.

Mother Nature over the weekend did not turn away Colts season ticket members from attending the 2015 Combine.

As inches of snow fell outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, Colts fans were inside witnessing an event that is not open to the public outside of a few hundred tickets.

The ones fortunate enough to be invited to the 2015 Combine came from their prowess in the fantasy football world.

Colts season ticket members have the chance to participate in a fantasy football league with other season ticket members.

The winners of those leagues received their trophy (pictured above) and an invitation to Saturday's Combine experience.

"It was really cool to see how all the other guys stacked up against each other," Colts season ticket member Jim Nitchman said of watching the draft prospects over the weekend.

"You get to see it first hand and that was pretty cool."

For Nitchman, his Combine watching was normally to see how his favorite college team's players (Notre Dame) compared to other prospects.

After a morning breakfast on Saturday and a meet and great with Colts players Boom Herron and Jerrell Freeman, fans headed up to the 300 and 400 levels of Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the skill position players go through on-the-field drills.

Getting a bird's eye view of the entire Combine offered several different options for fans to observe on Saturday.

"There was always something happening," Ryan Setterlof said.

"There's a lot going on at once. I was surprised how much was going on at the same play."

Setterlof also left Lucas Oil on Saturday getting to know a pair of Colts in Herron and Freeman.

"We got to talk to them off to the side while they were signing autographs, which was really great," Setterlof said.

"All the guys were really friendly and I know they were taking time out of their Saturday with horrible weather to still be there, which I know everybody really appreciated."

With Herron in attendance, Saturday happened to be the day where the running backs performed on the field.

Fans in attendance were given binoculars and also an earpiece where, former Colts running back and current NFL Network analyst, Marshall Faulk provided his insight on the prospects.

The popularity of the Combine was at an all-time high on Saturday and Colts season ticket member Scott Thompson pointed to the fantasy football aspect of the game benefiting the intrigue for this offseason event.

"I've probably become more interested in the Combine the last four or five years because of being more involved with fantasy football," Thompson said.

"I watched the Combine if I had in time, but in the last four or five years, I've been more interested in it."

Saturday's experience for Thompson provided a rare look into players that might help him win another fantasy football title next year.

With the Combine in their backyard, the Colts took advantage of wanting to give their season ticket members an opportunity fans across the league would love to see.

"This is just one more way the Colts want to thank their fans, especially their season ticket members," Larry Hall, Colts Vice President of Ticket Operations and Guest Services, said.

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