Joseph Addai is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted in 2006 in the first round (30th overall) out of Louisiana State University.
Addai was named a high school All-American by ESPN and Fox-Sports and was ranked in the top 100 by Rivals.com. At that time, he was a quarterback for the Sharpstown Apollos.
After high school, he played for the Louisiana State University Tigers. By the end of his college career, Addai had gained 2,577 yards, earning him fifth-place overall in Louisiana’s rushing ranks.
In his rookie season with the Colts, he surpassed all rookie running backs, racking up 1,081 yards. He was the first NFL running back to rush for over 1,000 yards without starting a regular season contest.
In Indianapolis’ Super Bowl XLI victory, Addai ran for 77 yards and caught 10 passes for 66 yards as the Colts defeated Chicago 38- 34.
In each of his first two professional seasons, the running back has rushed for over 1,000 yards, averaging 4.9 YPC in 2006 and 4.1 YPC in 2007. In his first season, he crossed the goal line seven times, while he earned 12 touchdowns in 2007.
Addai runs the field well, cutting quickly and showing good bursts of speed. He’s capable of breaking through defenses and has a good sense of the open field. As a receiver, he possesses soft, reliable hands. Addai has been with the Colts team since 2006.