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Marcus Pollard-Classic Colt


In 1995, the Colts took a chance on a raw talent out of Bradley University, who didn’t play college football, but rather basketball.  Little did they know that Marcus Pollard would wind up as a Colt for nearly a decade.  He would end up becoming a major contribuitor for the Colts, peaking in 2001 with 739 yards and 8 scores.  He was part of the excellent tandem of TEs with Ken Dilger. Pollard was the deep threat and once scoring an 86 yard TD on a catch and run hook up from Peyton Manning.

Pollard was a fan favorite for his TD celebration of dunking the ball over the goal posts.  He is perhaps best remembered by Colts fans for getting unforgivably mugged on consecutive plays at the end of the 2004 AFC Championship game, including the deciding fourth down play where he was dragged to the ground with no call.  Pollard has bounced around the NFL since leaving Indianapolis, and had scored a very respectable 40 TDs in his career.

Marcus hold the distinction of being the most frequently nominated new member of the Classic Colts by our readers.  His inclusion is over due, and definitely deserved.