Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mixed results for former Huskies in Colts game

It didn't take long for a former UConn star to make his presence felt in the Indianapolis Colts
 preseason opener as running back Donald Brown took the first pass that prized rookie quarterback Andrew Luck threw and scampered 63 yards for a touchdown in a 38-3 win over St. Louis on Sunday.

It was Brown's only reception and he carried the ball twice for two yards,

Brown is one of three ex Huskies on the Colts. Linebacker Greg Lloyd, recently acquired in a trade with Philadelphia, had one solo tackle and two assists but fellow linebacker and UConn alum Scott Lutrus suffered a sprained knee in the game. UPDATED ON 8/13 Lutrus suffered a torn ACL and is out for the year

It's been a tough preseason injury wise for UConn products. Offensive tackle Will Beatty has been in and out of New York Giants practices with a back issue, running back Jordan Todman missed Minnesota's preseason opener with an ankle injury and now Lutrus is banged up and there are reports that safety Tyvon Branch has missed time in practice for the Oakland Raiders because of an undisclosed injury. Oakland wraps up the first full week of preseason games with a game against Dallas tomorrow.

I also figured I would leave you with a link to the story I wrote on UConn freshman defensive tackle Andreas Knappe who has an interesting story as a native of Denmark who just started playing football three years ago.

Also I thought I would remind people that there are two more chances to check out UConn football practice Tuesday (3-5:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:45-11:15 a.m.).


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