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1988 Indianapolis Colts

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9-7-0, AFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.2, Offense: 2.9, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 354 points (22.1/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of 39 points (2.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-6.9.

Coach: Ron Meyer (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: John Becker
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Chris Chandler 23 Rook 13 129 for 233, 1,619 yards, 8 td, 12 int, & 46 rushes for 139 yards and 3 td Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
RB Eric Dickerson*+ 28 5 16 388 rushes for 1,659 yards, 14 td, & 36 catches for 377 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
WR Bill Brooks 24 2 16 54 catches for 867 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 62 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 86th pick / 1986
WR Clarence Verdin 25 2 11 20 catches for 437 yards, 4 td, & 8 rushes for 77 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1984 Supp
TE Pat Beach 29 6 16 26 catches for 235 yards, 0 td Baltimore Colts / 6th / 140th pick / 1982
TE Mark Boyer 26 3 13 27 catches for 256 yards, 2 td Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 229th pick / 1985
LT Chris Hinton* 27 5 13 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1983
LG Randy Dixon 23 1 16 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 85th pick / 1987
C Ray Donaldson* 30 8 16 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1980
RG Ben Utt 29 6 16
RT Joel Patten 30 8 13
 Defensive Starters
LDE Donnell Thompson 30 7 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1981
NT Joe Klecko 35 11 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
RDE Jon Hand 25 2 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 4th pick / 1986
LOLB O'Brien Alston 23 Rook 11 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 270th pick / 1988
LILB Fredd Young 27 4 12 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 76th pick / 1984
RILB Barry Krauss 31 9 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 6th pick / 1979
ROLB Duane Bickett 26 3 16 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1985
LCB Willie Tullis 30 7 9 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 217th pick / 1981
RCB Eugene Daniel 27 4 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
SS Freddie Robinson 24 1 10 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 142nd pick / 1987
FS Mike Prior 25 3 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Dean Biasucci 26 4 0 25 of 32 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Rohn Stark 29 6 0 64 punts for a 43.5 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
PR Clarence Verdin 25 2 11 22 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Albert Bentley 28 3 2 39 kick returns for a 19.9 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
97 O'Brien Alston 23 LOLB 15 11 246 6-6 Maryland 12/21/1965 Rook 5 Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 270th pick / 1988
79 Harvey Armstrong 29 nt 16 1 265 6-3 SMU 12/29/1959 6 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 190th pick / 1982
14 Jess Atkinson 27 1 0 165 5-9 Maryland 12/11/1961 3 0
62 Brian Baldinger 28 g 16 3 278 6-4 Duke 1/7/1960 6 3
31 Michael Ball 24 16 0 216 6-0 Southern 8/5/1964 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 104th pick / 1988
86 Roy Banks 23 14 0 190 5-10 East. Illinois 11/29/1965 1 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 114th pick / 1987
81 Pat Beach 29 TE 16 16 247 6-4 Washington St. 12/28/1959 6 3 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 140th pick / 1982
87 Mark Bellini 24 15 0 185 5-11 BYU 1/19/1964 1 1 Indianapolis Colts / 7th / 170th pick / 1987
20 Albert Bentley 28 KR 16 2 200 5-11 Miami (FL) 8/15/1960 3 5 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984 Supp
4 Dean Biasucci 26 K 16 0 190 6-0 West. Carolina 7/25/1962 4 6
50 Duane Bickett 26 ROLB 16 16 251 6-5 USC 12/1/1962 3 8 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1985
85 Matt Bouza 29 wr 15 5 211 6-3 California 4/8/1959 7 4
84 Mark Boyer 26 TE 16 13 233 6-4 USC 9/16/1962 3 3 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 229th pick / 1985
9 Kerry Brady 25 2 0 205 6-1 Hawaii 8/27/1963 1 0
88 John Brandes 24 16 0 249 6-2 Cameron 4/2/1964 1 0
80 Bill Brooks 24 WR 16 16 188 6-0 Boston Univ. 4/6/1964 2 11 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 86th pick / 1986
61 Bob Brotzki 26 1 0 281 6-5 Syracuse 12/24/1962 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 228th pick / 1986
71 Kevin Call 27 t 8 4 302 6-7 Colorado St. 11/13/1961 4 3 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 130th pick / 1984
17 Chris Chandler 23 QB 15 13 224 6-4 Washington 10/12/1965 Rook 8 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 76th pick / 1988
98 Johnie Cooks 30 lb 1 1 247 6-4 Mississippi St. 11/23/1958 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1982
30 Joe Cribbs 30 1 0 190 5-11 Auburn 1/5/1958 8 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 29th pick / 1980
38 Eugene Daniel 27 RCB 16 15 178 5-11 LSU 5/4/1961 4 7 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
72 Byron Darby 28 de 16 1 260 6-4 USC 6/4/1960 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 120th pick / 1983
48 Donnie Dee 23 13 0 247 6-4 Tulsa 3/17/1965 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 11th / 297th pick / 1988
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 28 RB 16 16 220 6-3 SMU 9/2/1960 5 19 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
69 Randy Dixon 23 LG 16 16 305 6-3 Pittsburgh 3/12/1965 1 9 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 85th pick / 1987
53 Ray Donaldson* 30 C 16 16 311 6-3 Georgia 5/18/1958 8 12 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1980
74 Chris Gambol 24 1 0 303 6-6 Iowa 9/14/1964 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 58th pick / 1987
37 Chris Goode 25 LCB 13 8 195 6-0 North Alabama,Alabama 9/17/1963 1 5 Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1987
78 Jon Hand 25 RDE 15 15 300 6-7 Alabama 11/13/1963 2 7 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 4th pick / 1986
54 Jeff Herrod 22 16 0 249 6-0 Mississippi 7/29/1966 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 243rd pick / 1988
75 Chris Hinton* 27 LT 14 13 300 6-4 Northwestern 7/31/1961 5 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1983
7 Gary Hogeboom 30 qb 9 1 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 8 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
21 John Holt 29 db 9 1 180 5-11 West Texas A&M 5/14/1959 7 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 89th pick / 1981
90 Ezra Johnson 33 de 10 1 250 6-4 Morris Brown 10/2/1955 11 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 28th pick / 1977
73 Joe Klecko 35 NT 15 14 263 6-3 Temple 10/15/1953 11 7 New York Jets / 6th / 144th pick / 1977
55 Barry Krauss 31 RILB 16 15 245 6-3 Alabama 3/17/1957 9 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 6th pick / 1979
59 Orlando Lowry 27 lb 16 2 237 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1961 3 2
60 Dan McQuaid 28 1 0 278 6-7 UNLV 10/4/1960 3 0
28 Chuckie Miller 23 db 3 1 180 5-8 UCLA 5/9/1965 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 200th pick / 1987
93 Cliff Odom 30 lilb 13 7 237 6-2 Texas-Arlington 8/15/1958 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1980
65 Joel Patten 30 RT 15 13 310 6-7 Duke 2/7/1958 8 7
39 Mike Prior 25 FS 16 16 208 6-0 Illinois St. 11/14/1963 3 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
49 James Pruitt 24 1 0 199 6-3 Cal State-Fullerton 1/29/1964 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 107th pick / 1986
47 Freddie Robinson 24 SS 13 10 191 6-1 Alabama 2/1/1964 1 4 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 142nd pick / 1987
66 Ron Solt 26 1 0 279 6-3 Maryland 5/19/1962 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1984
3 Rohn Stark 29 P 16 0 203 6-3 Florida St. 5/4/1959 6 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
26 Craig Swoope 24 db 11 4 205 6-1 Illinois 2/3/1964 2 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1986
27 Keith Taylor 24 3 0 200 5-11 Illinois 12/21/1964 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 134th pick / 1988
99 Donnell Thompson 30 LDE 16 16 270 6-4 North Carolina 10/27/1958 7 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1981
96 Don Thorp 26 1 0 260 6-4 Illinois 7/10/1962 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 156th pick / 1984
10 Jack Trudeau 26 qb 2 2 227 6-3 Illinois 9/9/1962 2 1 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1986
42 Willie Tullis 30 LCB 16 9 193 6-0 Southern Miss,Troy 4/5/1958 7 6 Houston Oilers / 8th / 217th pick / 1981
12 Ricky Turner 26 4 0 190 6-0 Washington St. 5/14/1962 Rook 1
64 Ben Utt 29 RG 16 16 275 6-5 Georgia Tech 6/13/1959 6 9
83 Clarence Verdin 25 PR 16 11 160 5-8 La-Lafayette 6/14/1963 2 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1984 Supp
34 George Wonsley 28 16 0 218 5-10 Mississippi St. 11/23/1960 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 103rd pick / 1984
27 Terry Wright 24 8 0 195 6-0 Temple 7/17/1964 1 1
56 Fredd Young 27 LILB 15 12 233 6-1 New Mexico St. 11/14/1961 4 6 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 76th pick / 1984
Team Total 26.7 16 232.6 6-2.2 3.7