Colts sign first-round pick Phillip Dorsett
INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2015) – The Indianapolis Colts have signed first-round draft pick Phillip Dorsett, the team announced Wednesday.
The Colts selected Dorsett 29th overall in April’s NFL Draft. The wide receiver from Miami played in 45 games (30 starts) at “the U” and registered 121 receptions for 2,132 yards (17.6 avg.) and 17 touchdowns. His 23.3 yards per catch average in his final two collegiate seasons was the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
In addition, Dorsett contributed on special teams and returned 25 kickoffs for 477 yards (19.1 avg.) and 25 punts for 136 yards (5.4 avg.) over his four-year career at Miami.
He started all 13 games as a senior in 2014 and finished with 36 catches for 871 yards (24.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. His 24.2 yards per catch average ranked second in the nation as Dorsett garnered Second Team All-ACC honors for his efforts.
In 2012, he played in all 12 games (10 starts) and led the team with 842 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 58 catches. His 21 plays of 25-plus yards ranked second on the team and he received Third Team All-ACC honors.
The team has now signed six of its eight picks from the draft.