Colts re-sign punter Pat McAfee

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press
Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) - The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with punter Pat McAfee Friday.

McAfee said the contract will provided him with five more years with Indianapolis. Pat McAfee said he did not want to listen to offers from other teams, that he was loyal and wanted to remain with the team he loves.

“So excited about the opportunity to have five more years in the city that I love, Indianapolis, let’s win a lot of games and have fun doing it,” said McAfee via Twitter.

A seventh-round pick in 2009, McAfee has been a productive and deadly effective player for the Colts.

McAfee punted 76 times for 3,499 yards (46.0 avg., 38.5 net) in 2013 and set a franchise single-season record with 27 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line. He also set a single-game franchise record with six punts pinned inside the 20 in Week 7 against Denver. McAfee handled 86 kickoffs during the season, resulting in 41 touchbacks. In two postseason games, he totaled six punts for 310 yards (51.7 avg., 44.7 net).

McAfee holds Colts career records in kickoffs (387), kickoff touchbacks (164), punting gross average (45.6) and punting net average (38.4). He also ranks fourth in franchise history in career punts (366) and punting yards (16,685) and third in punts inside the 20 (116). In 2012, McAfee set franchise single-season records for gross punting average (48.2), net punting average (40.3) and games averaging 50-plus gross yards per punt (five) while tying the record for kickoff touchbacks (45). In 2009, he was named to the PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News NFL All-Rookie Teams. McAfee was originally selected by the Colts in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of West Virginia University.

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