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1997 Indianapolis Colts

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3-13-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.8, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (19.6/g), 20th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 401 points (25.1/g), 26th.
 Differential of -88 points (-5.5/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Lindy Infante (3-13-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Johnson

Stadium: RCA 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 Jim Harbaugh 34 10 11 189 for 309, 2,060 yards, 10 td, 4 int, & 36 rushes for 206 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
RB Marshall Faulk 24 3 16 264 rushes for 1,054 yards, 7 td, & 47 catches for 471 yards and 1 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1994
FB Zack Crockett 25 2 11 95 rushes for 300 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 112 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 79th pick / 1995
WR Sean Dawkins 26 4 12 68 catches for 804 yards, 2 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
WR Marvin Harrison 25 1 15 73 catches for 866 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for -7 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1996
TE Ken Dilger 26 2 14 27 catches for 380 yards, 3 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1995
LT Adam Meadows 23 Rook 16 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1997
LG Doug Widell 31 8 16 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
C Jay Leeuwenburg 28 5 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 244th pick / 1992
RG Tarik Glenn 21 Rook 16 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1997
RT Tony Mandarich 31 8 16 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1989
 Defensive Starters
LDE Albert Fontenot 27 4 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 112th pick / 1993
LDT Tony McCoy 28 5 11 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 105th pick / 1992
RDT Ellis Johnson 24 2 15 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1995
RDE Dan Footman 28 4 10 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1993
LLB Elijah Alexander 27 5 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1992
MLB Steve Grant 28 5 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1992
RLB Quentin Coryatt 27 5 15 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1992
LCB Carlton Gray 26 4 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1993
RCB Damon Watts 25 3 5
SS Robert Blackmon 30 7 14 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 34th pick / 1990
FS Jason Belser 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 197th pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Cary Blanchard 29 5 0 32 of 41 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points
P Chris Gardocki 27 6 0 67 punts for a 45.3 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
PR Brian Stablein 27 2 0 17 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 8th / 210th pick / 1993
KR Aaron Bailey 26 3 4 55 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Elijah Alexander 27 LLB 13 11 233 6-2 Kansas St. 8/2/1970 5 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1992
80 Aaron Bailey 26 KR 13 4 185 5-10 Louisville 10/24/1971 3 3
83 Bradford Banta 27 15 0 253 6-6 USC 12/14/1970 3 0 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 106th pick / 1994
29 Jason Belser 27 FS 16 16 188 5-9 Oklahoma 5/28/1970 5 6 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 197th pick / 1992
56 Tony Bennett 30 rde 6 6 250 6-2 Mississippi 7/1/1967 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 18th pick / 1990
57 Bertrand Berry 22 de 10 1 275 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1975 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 86th pick / 1997
25 Robert Blackmon 30 SS 14 14 208 6-0 Baylor 5/12/1967 7 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 34th pick / 1990
14 Cary Blanchard 29 K 16 0 227 6-1 Oklahoma St. 11/5/1968 5 4
53 Sammie Burroughs 24 lb 16 1 227 6-0 Portland St. 6/21/1973 1 1
66 Eugene Chung 28 10 0 301 6-4 Virginia Tech 6/14/1969 5 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 13th pick / 1992
27 Rico Clark 23 db 4 2 181 5-10 Louisville 6/6/1974 Rook 1
55 Quentin Coryatt 27 RLB 15 15 250 6-3 Texas A&M 8/1/1970 5 5 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1992
32 Zack Crockett 25 FB 16 11 240 6-2 Florida St. 12/2/1972 2 3 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 79th pick / 1995
87 Sean Dawkins 26 WR 14 12 215 6-4 California 2/3/1971 4 7 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
85 Ken Dilger 26 TE 14 14 250 6-5 Illinois 2/2/1971 2 3 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1995
15 Chris Doering 24 2 0 202 6-4 Florida 5/19/1973 1 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 185th pick / 1996
28 Marshall Faulk 24 RB 16 16 211 5-10 San Diego St. 2/26/1973 3 12 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1994
99 Albert Fontenot 27 LDE 16 16 287 6-4 Baylor 9/17/1970 4 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 112th pick / 1993
98 Dan Footman 28 RDE 16 10 290 6-5 Florida St. 1/13/1969 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1993
17 Chris Gardocki 27 P 16 0 192 6-1 Clemson 2/7/1970 6 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1991
78 Tarik Glenn 21 RG 16 16 332 6-5 California 5/25/1976 Rook 8 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1997
59 Steve Grant 28 MLB 9 9 240 6-0 West Virginia 12/23/1969 5 3 Indianapolis Colts / 10th / 253rd pick / 1992
26 Carlton Gray 26 LCB 15 13 198 6-0 UCLA 6/26/1971 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1993
30 Derwin Gray 26 11 0 198 5-11 BYU 4/9/1971 4 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 92nd pick / 1993
33 Clif Groce 25 7 0 245 5-11 Texas A&M 7/30/1972 2 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 34 QB 12 11 215 6-3 Michigan 12/23/1963 10 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
88 Marvin Harrison 25 WR 16 15 175 6-0 Syracuse 8/25/1972 1 8 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 19th pick / 1996
44 Chris Hetherington 25 16 0 245 6-3 Yale 11/27/1972 1 0
13 Kelly Holcomb 24 qb 5 1 212 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 7/9/1973 Rook 1
18 Nate Jacquet 22 5 0 185 6-0 San Diego St. 9/2/1975 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 150th pick / 1997
62 Ellis Johnson 24 RDT 15 15 288 6-2 Florida 10/30/1973 2 5 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1995
11 Paul Justin 29 qb 8 4 211 6-4 Arizona St. 5/19/1968 2 3 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1991
58 Jay Leeuwenburg 28 C 16 16 294 6-3 Colorado 6/18/1969 5 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 244th pick / 1992
79 Tony Mandarich 31 RT 16 16 311 6-5 Michigan St. 9/23/1966 8 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1989
90 Steve Martin 23 12 0 320 6-4 Missouri 5/31/1974 1 1 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 151st pick / 1996
67 Jason Mathews 26 16 0 285 6-5 BYU,Texas A&M 2/9/1971 3 1 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1994
23 Dedric Mathis 24 db 13 5 188 5-10 Houston 9/26/1973 1 2 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 51st pick / 1996
61 Tony McCoy 28 LDT 16 11 289 6-1 Florida 6/10/1969 5 4 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 105th pick / 1992
39 Emmanuel McDaniel 25 3 0 180 5-9 East Carolina 7/27/1972 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 111th pick / 1996
40 Ray McElroy 25 db 16 4 196 5-11 East. Illinois 7/31/1972 2 2 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 114th pick / 1995
10 Kaipo McGuire 23 3 0 182 5-10 BYU 1/16/1974 Rook 0
73 Adam Meadows 23 LT 16 16 290 6-5 Georgia 1/25/1974 Rook 8 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1997
34 Monty Montgomery 24 db 16 3 197 5-11 Houston 12/8/1973 Rook 2 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 117th pick / 1997
52 Steve Morrison 26 LLB 16 9 246 6-3 Michigan 12/28/1971 2 3
20 Leon Neal 25 1 0 185 5-9 Washington 9/11/1972 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 196th pick / 1996
81 Marcus Pollard 25 te 16 6 247 6-3 Bradley 2/8/1972 2 1
35 Roosevelt Potts 26 2 0 250 6-0 La-Monroe 1/8/1971 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 49th pick / 1993
92 Carl Powell 23 11 0 285 6-2 Louisville 1/4/1974 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 156th pick / 1997
97 Kendel Shello 24 6 0 301 6-3 Southern 11/24/1973 1 0
84 Scott Slutzker 25 te 12 2 250 6-4 Iowa 12/20/1972 1 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1996
86 Brian Stablein 27 PR 16 0 193 6-1 Ohio St. 4/14/1970 2 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 210th pick / 1993
49 David Tate 33 db 8 2 197 6-1 Colorado 11/22/1964 9 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 208th pick / 1988
71 Kipp Vickers 28 9 0 300 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/27/1969 2 1
51 Scott Von der Ahe 22 lb 9 2 242 5-11 Iowa,Arizona St. 10/12/1975 Rook 1 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 182nd pick / 1997
21 Lamont Warren 24 13 0 202 5-11 Colorado 1/4/1973 3 2 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 164th pick / 1994
36 Damon Watts 25 RCB 8 5 180 5-10 Indiana 4/8/1972 3 2
72 Derek West 25 1 0 309 6-8 Colorado 3/28/1972 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 149th pick / 1995
95 Bernard Whittington 26 ldt 15 6 290 6-5 Indiana 8/20/1971 3 3
64 Doug Widell 31 LG 16 16 289 6-4 Boston Col. 9/23/1966 8 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 1989
Team Total 25.9 16 239.1 6-1.6 2.9