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The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time 

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A list of the best Indianapolis Colts of all time. This list includes all of the greatest players in Colts history, even those who played for the team when it was in Baltimore. The Colts are one of the NFL's classic teams. Many of the best Colts ever played in what is considered by many to be the greatest game in NFL history. The 1958 NFL championship game between the Colts and New York Giants was the first NFL game to go into overtime. In front of a large television audience, the Colts triumphed 23-17. Iconic Colts stars like Johnny Unitas, John Mackey, Art Donovan and Raymond Berry all wore the Colts' blue and white during that game. Unitas is considered by many to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. During the team's time in Baltimore, the great Colts teams won three NFL championships and a Super Bowl.

Controversially moving to Indianapolis in 1984, the Colts had some superstars like Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk, two of the best running backs of all time, but it took until the drafting of Peyton Manning in 1998 for the Colts to acquire its franchise superstar. With Manning at the helm, the Colts were a playoff certainty, even winning Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis were on that team and are also some of the best Colts ever. 

This is the list of the greatest Colts players of all time. You can include all players from the Colts history, including the best players from Baltimore who may not be on this list. Vote or rerank this list according to how you think the best Indianapolis Colts star should be ranked 
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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
3
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
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Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Wide receiver from New Orleans, Louisiana
5
Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Outside Linebacker and Defensive end from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
6
Robert Mathis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Outside Linebacker from Atlanta, Georgia
7
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Placekicker from Yankton, South Dakota, United States of America
8
Jeff Saturday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Center from Atlanta, Georgia
9
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back from Immokalee, Florida
10
Dallas Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tight end from Sioux Falls, South Dakota
11
Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Quarterback from Washington, D.C.
12
Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
13
T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
AlexPutnam added Wide receiver from Miami Springs, Florida
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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back from Sealy, Texas, United States of America
15
Bob Sanders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bob Sanders Strong Safety and Safety from Erie, Pennsylvania
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Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Wide receiver from Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
17
John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tight end from New York City, New York
18
Gino Marchetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive end from Smithers, West Virginia
19
Bubba Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Orange, Texas, USA
20
Lenny Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Running back and Wide receiver from Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
21
Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
JabariParker12 added Punter and Placekicker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Antoine Bethea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
looksharp added Safety from Savannah, Georgia
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Art Donovan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Defensive tackle from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Gary Brackett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Linebacker from Glassboro, New Jersey
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Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
ejlinehan added Tackle and Guard from Macon, Georgia