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1987 Indianapolis Colts

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9-6-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 5.5, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (20.0/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 238 points (15.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 62 points (4.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-5.5.

Coach: Ron Meyer (9-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Becker
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Hoosier Dome
 Training Camp: Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Trudeau 25 1 8 128 for 229, 1,587 yards, 6 td, 6 int, & 15 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1986
RB Eric Dickerson*+ 27 4 8 223 rushes for 1,011 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 133 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
WR Matt Bouza 28 6 12 42 catches for 569 yards, 4 td
WR Bill Brooks 23 1 12 51 catches for 722 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -2 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 86th pick / 1986
TE Pat Beach 28 5 12 28 catches for 239 yards, 0 td Baltimore Colts / 6th / 140th pick / 1982
TE Mark Boyer 25 2 6 10 catches for 73 yards, 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 229th pick / 1985
LT Chris Hinton* 26 4 12 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1983
LG Ben Utt 28 5 12 2 fumbles recovered
C Ray Donaldson* 29 7 12 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1980
RG Ron Solt* 25 3 12 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1984
RT Kevin Call 26 3 12 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 130th pick / 1984
 Defensive Starters
LDE Donnell Thompson 29 6 12 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1981
NT Jerome Sally 28 5 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Jon Hand 24 1 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 4th pick / 1986
LOLB Johnie Cooks 29 5 10 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1982
LILB Cliff Odom 29 7 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1980
RILB Barry Krauss 30 8 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 6th pick / 1979
ROLB Duane Bickett* 25 2 12 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1985
LCB Willie Tullis 29 6 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 217th pick / 1981
RCB Eugene Daniel 26 3 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
SS Nesby Glasgow 30 8 11 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1979
FS Freddie Robinson 23 Rook 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 142nd pick / 1987
 Special Teams Starters
K Dean Biasucci* 25 3 0 24 of 27 field goals & 24 of 24 extra points
P Rohn Stark 28 5 0 61 punts for a 40.0 average, 2 blocked Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
PR Bill Brooks 23 1 12 22 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 86th pick / 1986
KR Albert Bentley 27 2 4 22 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Sid Abramowitz 27 t 3 3 280 6-6 Air Force,Tulsa 5/21/1960 4 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 113th pick / 1983
57 Dave Ahrens 29 lb 12 2 238 6-3 Wisconsin 12/5/1958 6 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1981
79 Harvey Armstrong 28 nt 11 1 265 6-3 SMU 12/29/1959 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 190th pick / 1982
40 Pat Ballage 23 db 3 1 202 6-1 Notre Dame 4/8/1964 1 1
37 Chuck Banks 23 rb 3 1 225 6-2 Ferrum,West Virginia Tech 1/4/1964 1 2 Houston Oilers / 12th / 310th pick / 1986
86 Roy Banks 22 1 0 190 5-10 East. Illinois 11/29/1965 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 114th pick / 1987
81 Pat Beach 28 TE 12 12 247 6-4 Washington St. 12/28/1959 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 140th pick / 1982
87 Mark Bellini 23 wr 10 1 185 5-11 BYU 1/19/1964 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 7th / 170th pick / 1987
54 Bill Benjamin 29 lb 2 2 226 6-3 San Jose St. 9/14/1958 Rook 2
20 Albert Bentley 27 KR 12 4 200 5-11 Miami (FL) 8/15/1960 2 9 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984 Supp
4 Dean Biasucci* 25 K 12 0 190 6-0 West. Carolina 7/25/1962 3 6
50 Duane Bickett* 25 ROLB 12 12 251 6-5 USC 12/1/1962 2 16 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1985
60 Mark Boggs 23 1 0 301 6-5 Ball St. 5/7/1964 Rook 0
85 Matt Bouza 28 WR 12 12 211 6-3 California 4/8/1959 6 6
84 Mark Boyer 25 TE 7 6 233 6-4 USC 9/16/1962 2 1 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 229th pick / 1985
88 John Brandes 23 te 12 2 249 6-2 Cameron 4/2/1964 Rook 0
80 Bill Brooks 23 PR 12 12 188 6-0 Boston Univ. 4/6/1964 1 7 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 86th pick / 1986
74 Bob Brotzki 25 11 0 281 6-5 Syracuse 12/24/1962 1 1 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 228th pick / 1986
42 Gordon Brown 24 3 0 220 5-11 Tulsa 3/19/1963 Rook 1
80 Steve Bryant 28 1 0 195 6-2 Purdue 10/10/1959 5 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 94th pick / 1982
57 Brian Bulluck 22 lb 2 1 236 6-3 North Carolina St. 10/29/1965 Rook 1
71 Kevin Call 26 RT 12 12 302 6-7 Colorado St. 11/13/1961 3 5 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 130th pick / 1984
68 Milt Carthens 27 1 0 305 6-4 Michigan 12/22/1960 Rook 0
30 Mel Carver 28 1 0 221 5-11 UNLV 7/14/1959 5 0
52 Ricky Chatman 25 3 0 230 6-2 LSU 1/4/1962 Rook 0
31 Leonard Coleman 25 4 0 203 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/30/1962 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1984
5 Craig Colquitt 33 1 0 182 6-1 Tennessee 6/9/1954 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1978
98 Johnie Cooks 29 LOLB 10 10 247 6-4 Mississippi St. 11/23/1958 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1982
62 Jeff Criswell 23 t 3 3 291 6-7 Graceland College (IA) 3/7/1964 Rook 2
45 Craig Curry 26 3 0 187 6-0 Texas 7/20/1961 3 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 93rd pick / 1984
38 Eugene Daniel 26 RCB 12 12 178 5-11 LSU 5/4/1961 3 6 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
23 Kenny Daniel 27 2 0 180 5-10 San Jose St. 6/1/1960 3 0
72 Byron Darby 27 de 12 4 260 6-4 USC 6/4/1960 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 120th pick / 1983
28 Lee Davis 25 3 0 198 5-11 Mississippi 12/18/1962 2 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 129th pick / 1985
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 27 RB 9 8 220 6-3 SMU 9/2/1960 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
69 Randy Dixon 22 3 0 305 6-3 Pittsburgh 3/12/1965 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 85th pick / 1987
53 Ray Donaldson* 29 C 12 12 311 6-3 Georgia 5/18/1958 7 8 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1980
96 Bill Elko 28 nt 3 1 278 6-5 Arizona St.,LSU 12/28/1959 4 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 192nd pick / 1983
29 Jitter Fields 25 1 0 185 5-8 Texas 8/16/1962 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 123rd pick / 1984
25 Nesby Glasgow 30 SS 11 11 185 5-10 Washington 4/15/1957 8 6 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1979
37 Chris Goode 24 8 0 195 6-0 North Alabama,Alabama 9/17/1963 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1987
61 Marsharne Graves 25 t 3 3 268 6-3 Arizona 7/8/1962 3 2
56 Ed Grimsley 24 lb 5 3 235 6-0 Akron 3/22/1963 Rook 2
95 Bob Hamm 28 3 0 260 6-4 Nevada 4/24/1959 4 0
51 Kevin Hancock 25 1 0 224 6-2 Baylor 1/6/1962 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 90th pick / 1985
78 Jon Hand 24 RDE 12 11 300 6-7 Alabama 11/13/1963 1 7 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 4th pick / 1986
83 Greg Hawthorne 31 rb 3 3 228 6-2 Baylor 9/5/1956 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1979
79 Shawn Heffern 23 1 0 270 6-5 Notre Dame 3/15/1964 Rook 0
75 Chris Hinton* 26 LT 12 12 300 6-4 Northwestern 7/31/1961 4 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1983
7 Gary Hogeboom 29 qb 6 6 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 7 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
21 John Holt 28 12 0 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
76 Marcus Jackson 30 1 0 260 6-5 Purdue 6/8/1957 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 321st pick / 1980
58 June James 25 11 0 218 6-1 Texas 12/2/1962 2 1 Detroit Lions / 9th / 230th pick / 1985
84 Kelley Johnson 25 3 0 168 5-8 Colorado 6/3/1962 Rook 0
33 Bryant Jones 24 db 3 3 186 5-11 Toledo 12/5/1963 Rook 2
81 Joe Jones 25 te 3 2 255 6-5 Virginia Tech 6/26/1962 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 270th pick / 1985
6 Steve Jordan 24 3 0 205 5-10 USC 3/20/1963 Rook 0
85 Tim Kearse 28 3 0 186 5-10 San Jose St. 10/24/1959 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 303rd pick / 1983
94 Scott Kellar 24 nt 3 2 282 6-3 Northern Illinois 12/31/1963 1 1 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 117th pick / 1986
5 Blair Kiel 26 qb 4 1 209 6-0 Notre Dame 11/29/1961 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 281st pick / 1984
63 Steve Knight 26 g 3 3 298 6-4 Tennessee 3/13/1961 Rook 1
55 Barry Krauss 30 RILB 12 11 245 6-3 Alabama 3/17/1957 8 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 6th pick / 1979
92 Jeff Leiding 26 lb 9 3 232 6-3 Texas 10/28/1961 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 129th pick / 1984
88 Keith Lester 25 1 0 235 6-5 Florida St.,Murray St. 5/28/1962 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 154th pick / 1985
59 Orlando Lowry 26 lb 8 1 237 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1961 2 2
97 Frank Mattiace 26 3 0 264 6-1 Holy Cross 1/20/1961 Rook 0
36 Chris McLemore 24 rb 2 2 232 6-1 Colorado,Arizona 12/31/1963 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 11th / 288th pick / 1987
65 Jim Merritts 26 1 0 255 6-3 Connecticut,West Virginia 3/22/1961 Rook 0
86 Walter Murray 25 wr 14 3 200 6-4 Hawaii 12/13/1962 1 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 45th pick / 1986
87 James Noble 24 wr 3 2 193 6-0 S.F. Austin 8/14/1963 1 1
14 Terry Nugent 26 1 0 218 6-4 Colorado St. 12/5/1961 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 158th pick / 1984
93 Cliff Odom 29 LILB 12 12 237 6-2 Texas-Arlington 8/15/1958 7 8 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1980
51 Bob Ontko 23 lb 3 3 237 6-3 Penn St. 3/21/1964 Rook 2 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 247th pick / 1987
90 Gary Padjen 29 1 0 244 6-2 Arizona St. 7/2/1958 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 300th pick / 1980
65 Joel Patten 29 12 0 310 6-7 Duke 2/7/1958 7 1
43 Jim Perryman 27 db 14 3 180 6-0 Millikin 12/23/1960 2 3
67 Ron Plantz 23 c 3 3 272 6-4 Notre Dame 7/27/1964 Rook 1
39 Mike Prior 24 fs 13 7 208 6-0 Illinois St. 11/14/1963 2 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
90 Roger Remo 23 3 0 237 6-3 Syracuse 8/7/1964 Rook 0
47 Freddie Robinson 23 FS 9 9 191 6-1 Alabama 2/1/1964 Rook 6 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 142nd pick / 1987
59 Brad Saar 24 1 0 220 6-1 Penn St.,Ball St. 2/24/1963 Rook 0
8 Sean Salisbury 24 2 0 225 6-5 USC 3/9/1963 Rook 0
76 Jerome Sally 28 NT 12 8 267 6-3 Missouri 2/24/1959 5 5
95 Chris Scott 26 de 3 3 260 6-5 Purdue 12/11/1961 3 2 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 66th pick / 1984
83 Tim Sherwin 29 te 8 5 243 6-6 Boston Col. 5/4/1958 6 1 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 94th pick / 1981
41 John Simmons 29 2 0 192 5-11 SMU 12/1/1958 6 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1981
57 Pat Snyder 24 2 0 225 6-1 Purdue 11/23/1963 Rook 0
66 Ron Solt* 25 RG 12 12 279 6-3 Maryland 5/19/1962 3 8 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1984
3 Rohn Stark 28 P 12 0 203 6-3 Florida St. 5/4/1959 5 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
26 Craig Swoope 23 3 0 205 6-1 Illinois 2/3/1964 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1986
99 Donnell Thompson 29 LDE 12 12 270 6-4 North Carolina 10/27/1958 6 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1981
62 Don Thorp 25 nt 5 3 260 6-4 Illinois 7/10/1962 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 156th pick / 1984
10 Jack Trudeau 25 QB 10 8 227 6-3 Illinois 9/9/1962 1 6 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1986
42 Willie Tullis 29 LCB 12 12 193 6-0 Southern Miss,Troy 4/5/1958 6 7 Houston Oilers / 8th / 217th pick / 1981
64 Ben Utt 28 LG 12 12 275 6-5 Georgia Tech 6/13/1959 5 5
83 Mark Walczak 25 8 0 246 6-6 Arizona 4/26/1962 Rook 0
40 John Williams 27 2 0 213 5-11 Wisconsin 10/26/1960 2 0
34 George Wonsley 27 11 0 218 5-10 Mississippi St. 11/23/1960 3 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 103rd pick / 1984
27 Terry Wright 23 db 13 2 195 6-0 Temple 7/17/1964 Rook 2
Team Total 25.9 15 232.9 6-2.2 2.4