5/18/05 Ralph Barrera/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; Former University of Texas football player and current Austin, TX. resident Roosevelt Leaks was elected to the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame on his merits under head coach Darrell K. Royal.

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Longhorns drafted in the NFL: Indianapolis Colts

Posted April 24th, 2016

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.

Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.

Indianapolis (Baltimore) Colts (1953-present)

Best pick: Roosevelt Leaks, running back, 1975

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Leaks played for Baltimore for five seasons after being taken 105 overall in the fifth round. He was the fullback for the Colts and before that he was an All-American running back for Texas who rushed for 1,415 yards in 1973.

Keith Cash, left, and Kerry Cash, right, pose outside Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium on the UT campus Friday morning January 8, 1999. The dynamic duo are former Texas Longhorn football players who have NFL experience, but have since returned to the university to finish their degrees in Sports Management. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman0
Keith Cash, left, and Kerry Cash, right, pose outside Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium on the UT campus Friday morning January 8, 1999. The dynamic duo are former Texas Longhorn football players who have NFL experience, but have since returned to the university to finish their degrees in Sports Management. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman0

UPDATED:  Most recent pick: Hassan Ridgeway, 2016

The large,  defensive tackle– 6’3, 317 pounds– was taken with the 116 pick nu the Colts in the 2016 draft. In two seasons Ridgeway has recorded 35 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He has started six game  and seen action in 29.

Most recent: Kerry Cash, tight end, 1991

Cash played six seasons in the NFL and was drafted 125th overall in the fifth round. He caught 132 passes in six years and started 60 games. At Texas he had 71 catches for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons.

First pick: Jerry Patterson, defensive tackle, 1955

Patterson played one season for the Colts in 1956.

Of note: Since moving to Indianapolis in 1984 the Colts have drafted just two Longhorns.

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