MIP Tour rolls into Shelbyville

Colts fans flocked to Shelbyville to meet Kyle DeVan and Pat McAfee in the MIP Tour.

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DeVan, who started the final nine games at right Guard, and McAfee who set the rookie franchise record for punt yards were joined on stage by alumni cheerleaders Kate and Jessica. The line to meet the sweethearts of the horseshoe and the stars on the field stretched beyond the Maingate merchandise trailer, past the Lucas Oil, Sun Tan City, Novartis, and Indiana Blood Center sponsor tents and all the way out to the Indiana Corn and Soybean trailer.

Despite the line McAfee and DeVan took their time getting to meet each and every fan.

"It is a lot of fun to come out here. It is nice to get out especially with a guy like Kyle and meet the people that make our team work, and that's the fans," McAfee said.

It was a thrill for DeVan and McAfee when a number of times during the two hour signing session fans brought pictures they had taken of players.

"I've learned that Colts fans are dedicated," they're always personable McAfee said. "Last year we wouldn't have won the amount of games that we won home and away if it wasn't for our fans and I think we all understand that and that is whey we are lucky to be out here."

Ed was one of those fans. He brought a picture of McAfee holding the ball on a field goal attempt.

"I've been a season ticket holder for 7 years. My dad is 78 years-old and it is one of the things he can still do. It is a special thing that we can do and share together," Ed said.

Also on hand donning the jerseys of their favorite players were Tyson and his son Luke.

"We're just big Colts fans and even do our Christmas tree in Colts," Tyson, whose favorite memory is the Colts winning the Super Bowl on his birthday, said. "We just love them and we never miss anything."

Fans also had the opportunity to walk through the Colts In Motion trailer, try their hand at the quarterback challenge and take home a free schedule poster. The kids enjoyed the climbing wall, bounce house and mountain slide.

Next up the MIP Tour will make a trip south to Bedford. Be sure to check colts.com/events for the complete schedule and more details on the tour.

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