Updated: Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 8:16 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 8:16 PM EDT
The Indianapolis Colts today signed four draft picks, including fifth round selection (170 th overall) Vick Ballard, sixth round choice (206 th overall) LaVon Brazill, seventh round selection (214 th overall) Tim Fugger and seventh round choice (253 rd overall) Chandler Harnish.
In 25 games (23 starts) at Mississippi State, Ballard totaled 379 carries for 2,157 yards and 29 touchdowns, adding 30 catches for 293 yards and two scores. Prior to his arrival at MSU, he performed in 23 games for Mississippi Gulf Coast College, where he racked up 2,283 yards and 34 touchdowns on 381 rushes. Last season with the Bulldogs, Ballard was selected as an All-SEC second-team choice after he placed fourth on the school’s single-season records list with 1,189 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Last season, Brazill earned All-MAC second-team honors while being named the Most Valuable Player of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He finished his career at Ohio University having caught 187 receptions for 2,515 yards (13.4 avg.) and 18 touchdowns while adding 31 rushes for 239 yards and one touchdown.
At Vanderbilt, Fugger started 47 of 53 collegiate contests and recorded 90 tackles. In 2011, he earned honorable mention All-SEC honors from the Associated Press. Fugger also ranked among the SEC’s top 10 defensive ends in both quarterback sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (13.5) while contributing with a team-high three forced fumbles.
Harnish was the final selection of the 2012 NFL Draft, better known as the “Mr. Irrelevant” pick. At Northern Illinois, he set 30 school passing, rushing and total offense records in his four years as the Huskies’ starting quarterback. Harnish was a three-time Academic All-MAC selection and was a first-team All-MAC choice in each of his last two seasons. He also led NIU to a 22-5 record in his final two seasons as a starter.
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