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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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+ - 627 113
Peyton Manning 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Peyton Manning Quarterback

2
+ - 572 95
Johnny Unitas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Johnny Unitas Quarterback

3
+ - 419 82
Marvin Harrison 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time

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+ - 405 75
Reggie Wayne 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Reggie Wayne Wide receiver

5
+ - 302 81
Dwight Freeney 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dwight Freeney Outside Linebacker, Defensive end Linebacker

6
+ - 279 73
Robert Mathis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Robert Mathis Outside Linebacker

7
+ - 274 68
Jeff Saturday 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jeff Saturday Center

8
+ - 241 74
Eric Dickerson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Eric Dickerson Running back

9
+ - 256 62
John Mackey 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
John Mackey Tight end

10
+ - 233 71
Edgerrin James 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Edgerrin James Running back

11
+ - 248 71
Raymond Berry 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Raymond Berry Wide receiver

12
+ - 242 72
Marshall Faulk 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Marshall Faulk Running back

13
+ - 222 62
Dallas Clark 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dallas Clark Tight end

14
+ - 300 66
Adam Vinatieri 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Adam Vinatieri Placekicker

15
+ - 325 98
Andrew Luck 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Andrew Luck Quarterback

16
+ - 184 57
Gino Marchetti 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Gino Marchetti Defensive end

17
+ - 188 68
Bob Sanders 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bob Sanders Strong Safety, Safety

18
+ - 152 54
Art Donovan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Art Donovan Defensive tackle

19
+ - 197 69
T. Y. Hilton 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
T. Y. Hilton Wide receiver

20
+ - 179 50
Bubba Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bubba Smith Defensive tackle, Defensive end Defensive lineman

21
+ - 161 51
Lenny Moore 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Lenny Moore Running back, Wide receiver

22
+ - 140 58
Bert Jones 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Bert Jones Quarterback

23
+ - 101 24
Antoine Bethea 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time

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+ - 83 10
Vontae Davis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Vontae Davis Cornerback, Defensive back

25
+ - 118 54
Jim Parker 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jim Parker Tackle, Guard

26
+ - 136 85
Jim Harbaugh 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jim Harbaugh Quarterback

27
+ - 84 14
Pat McAfee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Pat McAfee Punter, Placekicker

28
+ - 91 56
Gary Brackett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Gary Brackett Linebacker

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+ - 121 51
Mike Curtis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time

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+ - 98 49
Earl Morrall 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Earl Morrall Punter, Quarterback

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+ - 94 60
Brandon Stokley 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Brandon Stokley Wide receiver

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+ - 79 53
Tarik Glenn 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tarik Glenn Tackle

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+ - 78 55
Chris Hinton 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Chris Hinton Tackle, Offensive Lineman Guard

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+ - 110 80
Joseph Addai 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Joseph Addai Running back

35
+ - 128 49
Alan Ameche 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Alan Ameche Running back, Fullback

36
+ - 42 14
Lydell Mitchell 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Lydell Mitchell Running back

37
+ - 38 12
Tom Matte 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tom Matte Running back

38
+ - 59 59
Duane Bickett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Duane Bickett Linebacker

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+ - 67 46
Ray Donaldson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Ray Donaldson Offensive Lineman, Center

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+ - 69 68
Dominic Rhodes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Dominic Rhodes Running back

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+ - 31 11
Billy Ray Smith, Sr. 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Billy Ray Smith, Sr. Defensive tackle, Defensive end Tackle

42
+ - 30 8
Ted Hendricks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Ted Hendricks Linebacker

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+ - 74 58
Tony Siragusa 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Tony Siragusa Defensive tackle, Tackle

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+ - 42 22
Marcus Pollard 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Marcus Pollard Tight end

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+ - 62 45
John Dutton 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
John Dutton Defensive tackle, Defensive end Tackle

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+ - 37 21
Hunter Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Hunter Smith Punter

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+ - 29 13
Jimmy Orr 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Jimmy Orr Wide receiver

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+ - 31 20
Ray Buchanan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Ray Buchanan Cornerback, Safety Defensive back

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+ - 26 5
Frank Gore 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Frank Gore Running back

50
+ - 79 51
Eugene Lipscomb 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Indianapolis Colts of All Time
Eugene Lipscomb Defensive tackle, Lineman Defensive end