Football The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time  

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Big fan of Indianapolis football? Then check out this list of Indianapolis Colts linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Indianapolis Colts history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Indianapolis defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Colts LBs include Ted Hendricks, Gary Brackett, Rob Morris, and Duane Bickett.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Indianapolis Colts starting LBs and backup LBs are Tarell Basham, Jeremiah George, Antonio Morrison, Jermaine Grace, Jabaal Sheard, John Simon, and Anthony Walker Jr. 

Who are the best linebackers in Indianapolis Colts history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Indianapolis Colts starting linebacker.

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22 4
Robert Mathis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

2
19 7
Gary Brackett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

3
14 5
Duane Bickett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

4
13 5
Barry Krauss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

5
12 5
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012

6
15 8
Antonio Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Antonio Morrison

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

7
10 5
Don Shinnick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

8
10 5
D'Qwell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
D'Qwell Jackson

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

9
8 3
Jerrell Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

10
12 7
Jonathan Bostic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Jonathan Bostic

Seasons: 2018, 2017

11
10 5
Bill Pellington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953

12
10 6
Rob Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001

13
9 6
Quentin Coryatt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

14
8 5
Jeff Herrod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

15
8 5
Mike Curtis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

16
7 4
Tom MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Tom MacLeod

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

17
7 5
Erik Walden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

18
6 4
Jabaal Sheard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

19
6 4
Cliff Odom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Cliff Odom

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

20
5 3
Pat Angerer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Pat Angerer

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

21
4 2
Edwin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Edwin Jackson

Seasons: 2016

22
3 1
Kavell Conner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Kavell Conner

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

23
3 1
Johnie Cooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Johnie Cooks

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

24
2 0
Steve Stonebreaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1965, 1964

25
2 0
Cato June is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

26
6 5
Sanders Shiver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Sanders Shiver

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

27
6 5
John Simon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

28
5 4
Clint Session is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

29
4 3
Björn Werner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Björn Werner

Seasons: 2014, 2013

30
3 2
Fredd Young is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988

31
3 2
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999

32
2 1
Joe Campanella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Joe Campanella

Seasons: 1955, 1954

33
2 1
Dwight Hollier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2000

34
1 0
O'Brien Alston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
O'Brien Alston

Seasons: 1989, 1988

35
1 0
Dick Szymanski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1960, 1959

36
1 0
Greg Bracelin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Greg Bracelin

Seasons: 1984

37
1 0
Mike Peterson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999

38
1 1
David Thornton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
David Thornton

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003

39
1 1
Sisto Averno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Sisto Averno

Seasons: 1953

40
1 1
Marcus Washington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Marcus Washington

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001

41
1 1
Ron Porter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Ron Porter

Seasons: 1967

42
1 1
Steve Morrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Steve Morrison

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

43
1 1
Rocky Boiman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Rocky Boiman

Seasons: 2007, 200

44
0 0
Dennis Gaubatz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Dennis Gaubatz

Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

45
1 2
Gilbert Gardner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Gilbert Gardner

Seasons: 2006, 2005

46
0 1
Elijah Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996

47
0 1
Jackie Burkett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

48
0 1
Derrel Luce is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Derrel Luce

Seasons: 1978, 1976

49
0 1
Ed Simonini is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

50
0 1
Mike Barber is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts Linebackers of All Time
Mike Barber

Seasons: 1999, 1998