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RB Moore Wants To Be A Hometown Hero

Colts running back and Indianapolis native Devin Moore wants to be the local guy fans can rally behind, writes Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

“I’m looking to show why they kept me in the beginning and that I’ve grown,” said Moore. “I want to be that hometown Colt again, the guy everybody can cheer for.”

Moore played his college ball at Wyoming and was not invited to the 2009 Scouting Combine. Signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, Moore led the ‘Hawks in rushing during the 2009 preseason, but was waived and re-signed to the practice squad.

After splitting the 2009 season between the Seahawks and Carolina Panthers practice squads, Moore signed a “Reserve/Futures” contract with the Colts in January of 2010 and earned a spot on the 53-man roster as a backup running back/kick returner.

Moore averaged 21.4 yards on 12 kick returns before landing on injured reserve. The Colts have 2009 first-round pick Donald Moore on the roster, Mike Hart is a restricted free agent, and the club used a 2011 fourth-round pick on Syracuse running back Delone Carter. The Colts may also look to re-sign Joseph Addai, who has led the team in rushing in four of the last five years, missing a five-peat by just two yards in 2010.

Coming off an injury, the 5-foot-9 Moore says he’s added ten pounds this offseason and is up to 200 pounds.

“I can still run and be fast, maintain my agility and hit some of those bigger linebackers and be able to hold them off,” Moore said.

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