Make It Personal Tour travels to Tell City

The Colts' made it personal when the MIP Tour rolled into Tell City on Tuesday, June 15.

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Fans flooded the Tell City High School parking lot on a scorching hot Indiana day to meet and get autographs from players Devin Moore and Jamie Silva and cheerleaders Abbey and Stefanie.

Silva and Moore have both previously joined the Make It Personal Tour to greet Colt enthusiasts.

"It brings joy to my heart to be able to come out see all these fans," Moore, a running back, said. "And being that I'm from Indianapolis, not too far, I like to let the Tell City folks see that a hometown guy can make it to the Colts."

Moore, who grew up a fan of Colts running backs Edgerrin James and Marshall Faulk, decided to travel west and attend the University of Wyoming.

"It came down to staying at the running back position. I could have gone to some bigger schools and played a different position but my heart was set on running back and I'm a guy who is about proving people wrong," Moore said. "I wanted to prove a lot of the critics, who said I was too small, wrong."

And he has proven those critics wrong. Moore also brought his family along to the Tell City stop.

"I wanted to let them see what we go through and see how much fun we have. It isn't always just business," Moore said. "They see the on-field action, practicing all the time and coming home bruised up but this is the best part about it, coming to see the fans."

Bill Huff was one of the fans who waited in the long line to meet Silva and Moore.

"We are tremendous Colts fans," Huff said. "We never miss a game. We love watching the Colts on Sundays and always cook a big meal and invite everyone over."

When asked whether Tell City "bleeds blue," Huff's answer was resolute.

"I think Tell City is absolutely a Colts town," he said. "On game day you drive around town you'll see Colts flags and signs."

Huff and his sons took in other elements of the tour. Setup for all fans to enjoy was the Colts In Motion traveling museum, mountain slide, rock wall, quarterback challenge, bounce house and JUGS punt machine.

For more information on the MIP Tour click on the FanZone tab. Or check out my blog on mycolts.net.

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