How Many Jersey Numbers Have The Indianapolis Colts Retired? Indianapolis Colts Retired Jersey Numbers
Just as humans after a certain period in a particular field retire after a period and are celebrated so is it with sports. In sports, teams retire numbers as a sign of respect and honor to the individuals who wore them during a period of their time with that team/club.
After the retirement of the number, no player to come will be made to use it; only under certain special conditions(though rare).
Although retiring of jersey numbers is done to honor players, some teams choose to honor their fans as well by retiring the number 12 referring to the twelfth man. Some teams such as Sacramento Kings also retire the number 6 in honor of their fans referring to the sixth man.
In some instances too some numbers are retired to honor a tragedy that took place in the team’s stadium, city, or state.
Some sports that retire jersey numbers are baseball, ice hockey, cricket, basketball, American, and association football.
Whenever a team retires a number, the jerseys are referred to as hanging from the rafters; because they are made to hang in the team’s home arena.
How many numbers have the Indianapolis Colts Retired?
The Indianapolis Colts have retired 8 numbers which are not enormous in number since others have over 10 retired numbers.
What are the Retired Numbers?
The Indianapolis Colts retired numbers are;
Number of Player Name of Player Years with Team
- 18 Peyton Manning 1998-2011
- 19 Johnny Unitas 1956-1972
- 22 Buddy Young 1953-1955
- 24 Lenny Moore 1956-1967
- 70 Art Donovan 1953-1961
- 77 Jim Parker 1957-1967
- 82 Raymond Berry 1955-1967
- 89 Gino Marchetti 1953-1966