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Indianapolis Colts All-35 Season Team: Second Team

In honor of 35 seasons of Colts football in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts invited fans and media members to join the celebration by voting for the Indianapolis Colts All-35 Teams, presented by Ticketmaster. Here are the Second Team selections.


INDIANAPOLIS — In honor of 35 seasons of Colts football in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts invited fans and media members to join the celebration by voting for the Indianapolis Colts All-35 Teams, presented by Ticketmaster.

Here are the Second Team selections (for the First Team, click here):


QB: Andrew Luck (2012-present): The No. 1-overall pick by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft, Luck made an instant impact on the franchise and the NFL, as his 12,957 passing yards from 2012-14 are the most of any NFL player in his first three seasons, and his 86 touchdown passes set a new franchise record and rank second only to Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (98) for the most in a player's first three years. A three-time Pro Bowler, Luck is once again among the league leaders in completions (225; second), passing attempts (342; tied for first); passing yards (2,187; 10th) and passing touchdowns (23; second) through eight games in 2018.

RB: Marshall Faulk (1994-98): A 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Faulk began his career in Indianapolis, which selected him with the second-overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. Selected to the Colts Ring of Honor in 2013, Faulk was an all-around threat out of the backfield during his time in Indy, collecting 1,389 carries for 5,320 yards and 42 touchdowns rushing, and 297 receptions for 2,704 yards and nine touchdowns receiving in his five years in the Circle City.

WR: T.Y. Hilton (2012-present): "The Ghost" has been one of the league's most dangerous receiving threats since he was selected in the third round (92nd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. A four-time Pro Bowler who led the league in receiving yardage in 2016, Hilton has competed in 100 games (79 starts) in all and has totaled 467 catches for 7,180 yards and 38 touchdowns. His 4,113 receiving yards in his first four seasons are the most by a wide receiver selected in the third round of later in the NFL Draft during that timeframe.

WR: Bill Brooks (1986-92): Brooks was the first of what has been a line of great wide receivers to play in Indianapolis. The first player ever inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor back in 1998, Brooks — the team's top receiver in five of his seven seasons with the Colts from 1986 through 1992, caught 411 passes for 5,818 yards and 28 touchdowns during his time in Indy, and tallied six straight seasons (1986-91) with 50-plus receptions.

TE: Marcus Pollard (1995-2004): Despite the fact he never played college football, Pollard, a former basketball standout, was signed by the Colts as a project in 1995, and would end up enjoying a very successful career at tight end in the NFL. During his 10-year career in Indy from 1995 through 2004, Pollard would log 263 receptions for 3,391 yards and 35 touchdowns. Pollard ranks 14th in franchise history in receptions and 10th in receiving touchdowns.

TE: Ken Dilger (1995-2001): A second-round pick by the Colts in the 1995 NFL Draft out of Illinois, Dilger developed into a dependable target for the Indy offense. Over the course of his seven years with the Colts, Dilger caught 261 passes for 3,181 yards and 18 touchdowns, and was selected to his first and only Pro Bowl in 2001.

C: Ray Donaldson (1980-92): A second-round draft choice of the Colts in 1980, Donaldson became one of the most dependable offensive linemen in franchise history, starting 152 straight games at center from 1981 to 1991. Donaldson was selected to the Pro Bowl four straight seasons from 1986 to 1989, and at the time of his departure from the Colts, he had played in the third most games in franchise history (184).

G: Randy Dixon (1987-95): Selected in the fourth round out of Pittsburgh in 1987, Dixon was a mainstay at left guard in the Colts' lineup from his second year through his final season in Indy in 1995. Dixon played in 118 games total with the Colts, including 110 starts, and helped pave the way for future Hall of Fame running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk.

G: Steve McKinney (1998-2001): A fourth-round pick by the Colts in the 1998 NFL Draft, McKinney was inserted right into the starting lineup at left guard and tasked with protecting a fellow rookie at quarterback: Peyton Manning. In his four seasons with the Colts, McKinney played and started in 60 games, and not only helped keep Manning's jersey clean, but also created running lanes for the likes of Edgerrin James during the early portion of his career.

T: Chris Hinton (1983-89): Hinton became one of the most decorated Colts offensive linemen ever during his career with the franchise from 1983 to 1989. An All-Rookie Team selection as a guard in 1983, Hinton was selected to six Pro Bowls and was named All-NFL several times as a left tackle from 1985 to 1989. Hinton joined the Colts in a trade that sent John Elway to the Denver Broncos and left the club in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons in 1990. Through his career, Hinton played in 177 total games over 13 years with three teams, and was inducted into the Colts' Ring of Honor in 2001.

T: Ryan Diem (2001-11): Diem was the Colts' starting right tackle during the most successful era in franchise history. A fourth-round pick out of Northern Illinois in 2001, Diem, who started out at right guard before moving over to right tackle, played his entire 11-year NFL career in Indy, starting 150-of-157 games, and was a critical piece to the Colts' victory in Super Bowl XLI.


DL: Raheem Brock (2002-09): After being selected in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles but never signing with the team, Brock would turn into a versatile weapon for the Indy defense that could play both off the edge and from the interior during his eight-year career with the Colts. A Super Bowl XLI champion, Brock partnered with the likes of Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis to collect 408 tackles, 28.5 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and 15 fumble recoveries during his time in Indy.

DL: Ellis Johnson (1995-2001): The Colts' first-round (15th-overall) pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, Johnson developed into a solid interior pass rusher during his seven years in Indy. In 104 games played with 84 starts for the Colts, Johnson recorded 269 tackles, 33 sacks and two interceptions, and he helped pave the way for the team's successes heading into the first decade of the 2000s.

DL: Cory Redding (2012-2014): Signed by the Colts as a free agent after having spent the first nine years of his career with the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, Redding was solid piece off the edge for head coach Chuck Pagano's new 3-4 defensive scheme. In three seasons with the Colts, Redding would play and start in 45 games and collect 116 total tackles (21 for a loss) with 10 sacks, two fumble recoveries and seven passes knocked down.

DL: Chad Bratzke (1999-2003): A year after collecting a career-best 11 sacks as a member of the New York Giants, the Colts signed Bratzke to do the same off the edge of their defensive line in 1999 — and he didn't disappoint. In his first season in Indy, Bratzke would re-establish his career high with 12 sacks, and during his five years with the Colts, he would end up averaging more than seven sacks a season from 1999 through 2003.

LB: Cato June (2003-06): June was selected in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft as a prime candidate to switch from safety, where he played at the University of Michigan, to linebacker. The move paid off for June and the Colts, and by his second season in 2004, he was entrenched as a starter at linebacker. Selected to his first and only Pro Bowl in 2005, June — a key member of the Colts' Super Bowl XLI-championship team — played in 56 games with 45 starts during his time in Indy, collecting 362 tackles (13 for a loss), 10 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.

LB: Jerrell Freeman (2012-15): Freeman went from an undrafted product out of Mary Hardin-Baylor, to becoming the leading tackler in the Canadian Football League, to becoming one of the top defensive playmakers for the Colts from 2012-15. In four seasons in Indy, Freeman was a tackling machine, collecting 527 total stops (21 for a loss), with 12.0 sacks and two interceptions — both of which he returned for touchdowns.

LB: Quentin Coryatt (1992-97): Taken with the second-overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft, Coryatt became an instant playmaker for the Colts' defense his rookie year before suffering a season-ending injury seven games in, but bounced back to put in six solid seasons in Indy. In 78 games played with 77 starts, Coryatt collected 525 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and three interceptions, helping lead Indy to the AFC Championship Game in the 1995 season.

CB: Kelvin Hayden (2005-10): After converting from wide receiver to cornerback his final college season at Illinois, the Colts selected Hayden with their second-round choice in 2005. He'd save his first-career interception for the biggest of stages, as he picked off Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown in the Colts' victory in Super Bowl XLI. Hayden would continue to showcase his big-play talent during his six seasons in Indy, finishing with 298 tackles (six for a loss), nine interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown).

CB: Vontae Davis (2012-17): Davis enjoyed a career resurrection upon being acquired in a trade by the Colts just prior to the 2012 season. He'd be named to two Pro Bowls during his six seasons in Indianapolis, finishing with 265 tackles (five for a loss), one sack, 13 interceptions, 65 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery with the Colts.

S: Mike Adams (2014-16): Brought in to compete for a starting job just before the start of training camp in 2014, perhaps nobody could've projected the immense impact Adams would have on the Colts' defense over the next three seasons. A Pro Bowl selection in 2014 and 2015, Adams played and started in 44 games in Indy, collecting 260 tackles (three for a loss), 1.0 sack, 12 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 19 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

S: Jason Belser (1992-2000): A true playmaking safety both as a hitter and out in coverage, Belser made an immediate splash after being selected in the eighth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, finishing with three interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries despite starting just two games for the Colts. A starter for the rest of his nine-year career in Indy, Belser finished with Colts totals of 785 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 13 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), seven forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.


K: Mike Vanderjagt (1998-2005): One of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, Vanderjagt excelled for the Colts from 1998 through 2005, leading the league in scoring in 1999 and being named an All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2003. In 125 games in Indy, Vanderjagt hit 217-of-248 (87.5 percent) of his field goal attempts, and connected on an astounding 344-of-346 (99.4 percent) of his extra-point tries.

P: Hunter Smith (1999-2008): "Hunter The Punter" was well known for his booming leg during his 10 seasons with the Colts. In 160 games, Smith — a member of the NFL All-Rookie Team in 1999 and two-time AFC Special Teams Player of the Month selection — punted the ball 577 times for 25,038 yards for an average of 43.4 yards per punt, with a net average of 35.5.

In honor of 35 seasons of Colts football in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Colts invited fans and media members to join the celebration by voting for the Indianapolis Colts All-35 Team.

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