1953-1983 Baltimore Colts, 1984-present Indianapolis Colts

The Colts began in Baltimore in 1953 and quickly established themselves as one of the NFL's elite teams.  The team claimed NFL titles in 1958, 1959, and 1968.  In 1970, the Colts posted an 11-2-1 record and capped the season with a win in Super Bowl V.  The team, which relocated to Indianapolis in 1984, has continued to enjoy success and most recently added another league title with a victory in Super Bowl XLI.

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends


Franchise Granted:
January 23, 1953 as the Baltimore Colts

First Season:
1953

Moved to Indianapolis:
1984

Stadium:
Lucas Oil Stadium

Owner and CEO:
James Irsay

General Manager:
Ryan Grigson

Head Coach:
Chuck Pagano

Super Bowl Championships:
V, XLI

NFL Championships:
1958, 1959, 1968

AFC Championships:
1970, 2006, 2009

NFL Western Conference Championships:
1958, 1959, 1964, 1968

AFC Eastern Division Championships:
1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1999

AFC South Division Championships:
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2014 Season)
495-442-7

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#19 Johnny Unitas
#22 Buddy Young
#24 Lenny Moore
#70 Art Donovan
#77 Jim Parker
#82 Raymond Berry
#89 Gino Marchetti
 



First Regular-Season Game as the Baltimore Colts: A 13-9 victory over the Chicago Bears, 9/27/53.

First Regular-Season Game as the Indianapolis Colts: A 23-14 loss to the New York Jets, 9/2/84.

 First Regular-Season Win as the Indianapolis Colts: A 35-21 victory over the Houston Oilers, 9/9/84.

First Winning Season: 1957 (7-5).

First Playoff Appearance: A 23-17 overtime victory over the New York Giants for the 1958 NFL Championship, 12/28/58.

First Super Bowl Appearance: A 16-7 loss to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, 1/12/69.

First Super Bowl Win: A 16-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V, 1/17/71.

First Draft Choice: Billy Vessels, HB, Oklahoma, 1953.

First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: John Huzvar, 117 yards vs. the Detroit Lions, 11/7/53.

First to Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Johnny Unitas, 401 yards vs. the Atlanta Falcons, 9/17/67.

First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Lydell Mitchell, 1,193 yards (1975).

Most Career Rushing Yards: Edgerrin James, 9,226 yards (1999-2005).

Most Career Passing Yards: Peyton Manning, 54,828 (1998-2010).

Most Career Receptions: Marvin Harrison, 1,102 receptions (1996-2008).

All-Time Leading Scorer: Mike Vanderjagt, 995 points (1998-2005).

First All-League Selection: Tom Keane, HB, 1953.

First Colt Elected to the Hall of Fame: DT Art Donovan, 1968.

Most Lopsided Win: A 56-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers, which was also the team's first shutout, 11/2/58.