Sunday, April 25, 2010
Congrats to Tim Hiller
I wasn't sure if I was being teased by a homer Colt fan or if this was the real deal. That would be too perfect of a fit for Tim. The possibility of being able to learn & mentor under arguably one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks ever in Peyton Manning. What an opportunity.
A quick check of the internet gave me all the confirmation I needed. Tim Hiller was indeed an Indianapolis Colt.
Tweets and texts were sent, Facebook statuses were updated....and blogs were written. That's how news travels now.
So, Tim will report to Colt rookie camp this weekend and hopefully he'll grab a spot on their roster.
As I watched the final round of the draft yesterday, I saw the Colts had 2 late picks....and thought to myself, "self...just who is the Colts backup QB?" I knew lifetime backup Jim Sorgi had moved on to the NY Giants, so the possibility of the Colts drafting Hiller seemed good.
I was even more encouraged when I remembered that when I traveled to Bloomngton, IN to watch Tim and Western Michigan play Indiana, some Colt bigwigs were watching from the press box. I had hoped they would remember Tim's solid 2nd half performance against IU and file his name somewhere in their memory bank.
No dice on being drafted, but according to this article, something about Tim hit their radar.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, let's work on getting a Hiller Colts jersey. Numbers 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 & of course Manning's 18 are already taken per the Colts roster. Hiller's college number of 3 is available, so I'd assume that's what he'll go with.
Through the magic of customized jersey sales on NFL.com, you can have your own Hiller #3 jersey for just $100 (plus shipping, of course). See below.