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Former IU football All-American Jason Spriggs signs with the Colts

The Indianapolis Colts signed offensive tackle and former IU football star Jason Spriggs, the team announced Friday.

The move comes after the conclusion of the Colts minicamp this week.

The 6-foot-6 and 301-pound Spriggs was a second-round pick (48th overall) with the Green Bay Packers during the 2016 NFL Draft where he spent four seasons. He also spent time with the Chicago Bears (2020) and Atlanta Falcons (2021).

The Elkhart, Ind. product appeared in 15 games for the Falcons last season, making one start. He was on the field for 90 offensive and 54 special teams snaps. For his career, Spriggs has appeared in 59 games with ten starts, along with four postseason contests.

Spriggs, along with right guard Dan Feeney, became the fifth and sixth first team All-American offensive linemen in IU program history. He started 28 consecutive games to begin his career and made 47 starts in 48 games at left tackle for the Hoosiers.

In 2015 Spriggs was named a Football Writers Association of America first team All-American, and also earned All-America recognition from Phil Steele, Sporting News, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated.

Six members of the 2015 IU offense — Spriggs, Feeney, Wes Martin, Tevin Coleman, Nick Westbrook and Nate Sudfeld — remain with teams in the NFL.

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