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ALBERT BENTLEY: CLASSIC COLT
In the fall of 1987, the Colts featured the league leader in rushing. Then they traded for Eric Dickerson. Yes, Albert Bentley was never fully appreciated during his time in Indianapolis, but he definitely qualifies as one of 18to88ís Classic Colts.
Albert posted very strong numbers during six of his seven years with the Blue and White. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry during his tenure, and was a serious threat catching the ball out of the backfield. In 1990, he had a tremendous year with the Colts posting 556 yards rushing and 664 yards receiving on 71 catches.
Among his claims to fame are his touchdown late in the Colts 1987 playoff loss to Cleveland and the fact that he was the Colts running back on the original NES Tecmo Bowl (still the best football video game ever created). Bentley finished first in the AFC with 1,578 all-purpose yards in 1987, and the Colts won their first division title of the Indianapolis era.
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