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1996 Indianapolis Colts

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.6, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 16th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 334 points (20.9/g), 18th.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.1/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Lindy Infante (9-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Johnson

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Harbaugh 33 9 14 232 for 405, 2,630 yards, 13 td, 11 int, & 48 rushes for 192 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
RB Marshall Faulk 23 2 13 198 rushes for 587 yards, 7 td, & 56 catches for 428 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1994
FB Clif Groce 24 1 8 46 rushes for 184 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 106 yards and 0 td
WR Sean Dawkins 25 3 14 54 catches for 751 yards, 1 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
WR Marvin Harrison 24 Rook 15 64 catches for 836 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1996
TE Ken Dilger 25 1 16 42 catches for 503 yards, 4 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1995
LT Kipp Vickers 27 1 6
LG Doug Widell 30 7 16 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
C Kirk Lowdermilk 33 11 16 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
RG Eric Mahlum 26 2 9 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1994
RT Jason Mathews 25 2 15 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1994
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bernard Whittington 25 2 14 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Tony McCoy 27 4 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 105th pick / 1992
RDT Tony Siragusa 29 6 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Tony Bennett 29 6 13 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 18th pick / 1990
LLB Steve Grant 27 4 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1992
MLB Jeff Herrod 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 243rd pick / 1988
RLB Steve Morrison 25 1 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Ray Buchanan 25 3 13 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
RCB Eugene Daniel 35 12 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
SS David Tate 32 8 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 208th pick / 1988
FS Jason Belser 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 197th pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Cary Blanchard*+ 28 4 0 36 of 40 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Chris Gardocki*+ 26 5 0 68 punts for a 45.7 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
PR Marvin Harrison 24 Rook 15 18 punt returns for a 9.8 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1996
KR Aaron Bailey 25 2 2 43 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
51 Trev Alberts 26 lb 9 4 245 6-4 Nebraska 8/8/1970 2 2 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1994
50 Elijah Alexander 26 lb 14 3 233 6-2 Kansas St. 8/2/1970 4 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1992
75 Troy Auzenne 27 lt 12 5 293 6-7 California 6/26/1969 4 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1992
80 Aaron Bailey 25 KR 14 2 185 5-10 Louisville 10/24/1971 2 4
83 Bradford Banta 26 13 0 253 6-6 USC 12/14/1970 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 106th pick / 1994
12 Kerwin Bell 31 1 0 207 6-3 Florida 6/15/1965 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 180th pick / 1988
29 Jason Belser 26 FS 16 16 188 5-9 Oklahoma 5/28/1970 4 8 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 197th pick / 1992
56 Tony Bennett 29 RDE 14 13 250 6-2 Mississippi 7/1/1967 6 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 18th pick / 1990
14 Cary Blanchard*+ 28 K 16 0 227 6-1 Oklahoma St. 11/5/1968 4 6
34 Ray Buchanan 25 LCB 13 13 186 5-9 Louisville 9/29/1971 3 6 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
53 Sammie Burroughs 23 lb 16 1 227 6-0 Portland St. 6/21/1973 Rook 2
55 Quentin Coryatt 26 rlb 8 7 250 6-3 Texas A&M 8/1/1970 4 3 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1992
32 Zack Crockett 24 fb 5 5 240 6-2 Florida St. 12/2/1972 1 2 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 79th pick / 1995
38 Eugene Daniel 35 RCB 16 9 178 5-11 LSU 5/4/1961 12 5 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
87 Sean Dawkins 25 WR 15 14 215 6-4 California 2/3/1971 3 7 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
96 Richard Dent 36 de 16 1 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 13 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
85 Ken Dilger 25 TE 16 16 250 6-5 Illinois 2/2/1971 1 5 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1995
15 Chris Doering 23 1 0 202 6-4 Florida 5/19/1973 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 185th pick / 1996
28 Marshall Faulk 23 RB 13 13 211 5-10 San Diego St. 2/26/1973 2 9 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1994
31 Derrick Frazier 26 db 6 4 178 5-11 Texas A&M 4/29/1970 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 75th pick / 1993
17 Chris Gardocki*+ 26 P 16 0 192 6-1 Clemson 2/7/1970 5 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
59 Steve Grant 27 LLB 11 11 240 6-0 West Virginia 12/23/1969 4 5 Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1992
30 Derwin Gray 25 db 10 1 198 5-11 BYU 4/9/1971 3 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 92nd pick / 1993
33 Clif Groce 24 FB 15 8 245 5-11 Texas A&M 7/30/1972 1 2
35 Steve Hall 23 2 0 209 6-0 Kentucky 4/15/1973 Rook 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 33 QB 14 14 215 6-3 Michigan 12/23/1963 9 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
66 Steve Hardin 25 1 0 334 6-7 Oregon 12/30/1971 Rook 0
88 Marvin Harrison 24 PR 16 15 175 6-0 Syracuse 8/25/1972 Rook 8 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1996
54 Jeff Herrod 30 MLB 14 14 249 6-0 Mississippi 7/29/1966 8 6 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 243rd pick / 1988
44 Chris Hetherington 24 6 0 245 6-3 Yale 11/27/1972 Rook 0
62 Ellis Johnson 23 lde 12 6 288 6-2 Florida 10/30/1973 1 3 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1995
39 Richard Jones 23 4 0 183 5-9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/4/1973 Rook 0
43 Vance Joseph 24 4 0 202 6-0 Colorado 9/20/1972 1 0
11 Paul Justin 28 qb 8 2 211 6-4 Arizona St. 5/19/1968 1 3 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1991
58 Jay Leeuwenburg 27 rg 15 7 294 6-3 Colorado 6/18/1969 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 244th pick / 1992
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 33 C 16 16 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 11 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
65 Eric Mahlum 26 RG 13 9 284 6-4 California 12/6/1970 2 5 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1994
79 Tony Mandarich 30 rt 15 6 311 6-5 Michigan St. 9/23/1966 7 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1989
90 Steve Martin 22 rdt 14 5 320 6-4 Missouri 5/31/1974 Rook 3 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 151st pick / 1996
67 Jason Mathews 25 LT 16 15 285 6-5 BYU,Texas A&M 2/9/1971 2 8 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1994
26 Dedric Mathis 23 rcb 16 6 188 5-10 Houston 9/26/1973 Rook 3 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 51st pick / 1996
61 Tony McCoy 27 LDT 15 15 289 6-1 Florida 6/10/1969 4 7 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 105th pick / 1992
40 Ray McElroy 24 ss 16 5 196 5-11 East. Illinois 7/31/1972 1 3 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 114th pick / 1995
27 Arnold Mickens 24 3 0 217 5-11 Indiana,Butler 10/12/1972 Rook 0
52 Steve Morrison 25 RLB 16 8 246 6-3 Michigan 12/28/1971 1 5
93 Freddie Joe Nunn 34 5 0 262 6-5 Mississippi 4/9/1962 11 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 18th pick / 1985
18 Bobby Olive 27 1 0 167 6-0 Ohio St. 4/22/1969 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 300th pick / 1991
81 Marcus Pollard 24 te 16 4 247 6-3 Bradley 2/8/1972 1 1
97 Kendel Shello 23 1 0 301 6-3 Southern 11/24/1973 Rook 0
98 Tony Siragusa 29 RDT 10 10 330 6-3 Pittsburgh 5/14/1967 6 5
84 Scott Slutzker 24 15 0 250 6-4 Iowa 12/20/1972 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1996
86 Brian Stablein 26 16 0 193 6-1 Ohio St. 4/14/1970 1 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 210th pick / 1993
10 Mark Stock 30 14 0 177 5-11 VMI 4/27/1966 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 144th pick / 1989
49 David Tate 32 SS 10 10 197 6-1 Colorado 11/22/1964 8 4 Chicago Bears / 8th / 208th pick / 1988
71 Kipp Vickers 27 LT 10 6 300 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/27/1969 1 3
21 Lamont Warren 23 rb 13 3 202 5-11 Colorado 1/4/1973 2 3 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 164th pick / 1994
36 Damon Watts 24 10 0 180 5-10 Indiana 4/8/1972 2 1
72 Derek West 24 1 0 309 6-8 Colorado 3/28/1972 1 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 149th pick / 1995
95 Bernard Whittington 25 LDE 16 14 290 6-5 Indiana 8/20/1971 2 7
64 Doug Widell 30 LG 16 16 289 6-4 Boston Col. 9/23/1966 7 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
46 Vince Workman 28 9 0 215 5-10 Ohio St. 5/9/1968 7 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 127th pick / 1989
57 Phil Yeboah-Kodie 25 2 0 225 6-2 Penn St. 1/22/1971 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 146th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.4 16 237.1 6-1.8 3.1