Coby Fleener

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Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener.JPG
Fleener in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 80     Indianapolis Colts
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-20) September 20, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lemont, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Joliet (IL) Catholic
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Debuted in 2012 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
Receptions 81
Receiving yards 910
Receiving average 11.2
Receiving TDs 6
Stats at NFL.com

Jacoby "Coby" Fleener[1] (born September 20, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). After playing at Joliet Catholic Academy during high school, Fleener played college football at Stanford University. He was drafted with the 34th overall pick by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft, where he was considered a top tight end prospect.[2]

College career[edit]

Fleener with the Stanford Cardinal in 2011.

Fleener was named an All-American by CBSSports.com as a senior in 2011.[3] At the NFL combine, Fleener benched 27 reps of 225 at 6-6 244, though he did not run because of an ankle injury.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 247 lb 4.52 s 1.56 s 2.65 s 4.30 s 7.02 s 37 in 9 ft 8 in 27 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Fleener (right) and quarterback Andrew Luck (left) in their NFL debuts in 2012.

The Indianapolis Colts made Fleener the 34th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft after drafting his college quarterback, Andrew Luck, 1st overall.[5] Fleener was the first tight end drafted in the 2012 NFL draft.[6][7] On July 25, he and the Colts agreed to a 4 year contract worth $5.431 million.[8]

Fleener made his regular season debut in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears, making 6 receptions for 82 yards. He would struggle through the early season, before recording his first touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions in Week 13. Fleener finished the 2012 regular season with 26 receptions for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns. He recorded 3 receptions for 25 yards in the Colts Wild Card loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fleener began the 2013 preseason as the backup to Dwayne Allen. He missed the final two weeks of preseason after suffering a knee injury.[9] Allen would be placed on injured reserve after Week 1, making Fleener the starter for the rest of the season. He recorded his first 100 yard receiving game in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans, making 8 receptions for 107 yards. Fleener finished the 2013 season with 52 receptions for 608 yards and 4 touchdowns. In the Colts Wild Card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he would have 5 reception for 46 yards and a touchdown to assist in the Colts' 45-44 comeback win.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2013 Indianapolis Colts 16 12 52 608 11.7 44 4 1 0
2012 Indianapolis Colts 12 10 26 281 10.8 26T 2
Total 28 22 78 889 11.7 44 6 1 0

Postseason[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2013 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 5 46 9.2 18 1
2012 Indianapolis Colts 1 1 3 25 8.3 12 0
Total 2 2 8 71 8.9 18 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated: Guest Monday Morning Quarterback
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  3. ^ CBSSports.com 2011 College Football All-America Team
  4. ^ Lourie, Steven. "Coby Fleener Interview". Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  5. ^ Lourie, Steven. "Indianapolis Colts 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  6. ^ "2012 NFL Draft Tracker â€". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Colts reunite Coby Fleener with Andrew Luck". NFL.com. April 27, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "UPDATE:Colts Sign Coby Fleener (Details Included)". Everything-colts.com. July 25, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Alper, Josh (August 19, 2013). "MRI on knee clear for Coby Fleener; Dwayne Allen will return to practice". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

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