The Indianapolis Star published an excellent feature story recently about rookie nose tackle Josh Chapman of Alabama.
Chapman earned the Colts’ respect by playing in the Tide’s last seven games on 2011 with a torn knee ligament. He didn’t have surgery until after the season.
The Colts took him in the fifth round of the NFL draft, although he hasn’t been able to play for them. As he recovered from the surgery, he began the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, although he began practicing last week.
The Colts are hoping he’ll turn into a quality player for them.
“He’s the one holding the trophy in all those pictures,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson told the Indianapolis Star. “That shows you what they thought of him at Alabama. He was a warrior.”
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