Indianapolis Colts

TEAM HISTORY

In 1953, the city of Baltimore was awarded a new NFL franchise. The team was named the Colts, the second pro football club to bear that name in a seven-year period.

The Colts won NFL Western Conference championships in 1964 and 1968 under legendary head coach Don Shula. Shula moved to the Miami Dolphins in 1970, but the Colts won the first AFC Eastern division title and Super Bowl V in the same year.

In 1984, professional football came to Indianapolis, Ind. when owner Robert Irsay moved the Colts franchise from Baltimore to Indianapolis.

The Colts franchise changed forever when they drafted quarterback Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. The club would become one of the league’s most dominant teams of the 2000s.

In 2006, Manning led the Colts to their first championship in 36 seasons with a victory in Super Bowl XLI.

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