Former Chiefs Wide Receiver Joins Colts
INDIANAPOLIS – A former fourth-round draft selection, he has had several stops around the NFL the past two years.
Now, Craphonso Thorpe is a member of the defending Super Bowl champions.
Thorpe, a wide receiver originally selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by Kansas City, has been claimed by the Colts off waivers from the Detroit Lions, the Colts announced Thursday.
Thorpe, who played collegiately at Florida State University, played for the Chiefs in the final game of the 2005 season after spending 16 weeks on the Kansas City practice squad. The Chiefs released
him before the 2006 season. He spent parts of that season on the practice squads of Houston and Detroit.
A first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a junior, he started 11 games that season and led the Seminoles with 51 receptions for 994 yards and 11 touchdowns.
He finished his career at FSU with 123 receptions for 2,153 yards and 18 touchdowns, playing in 48 games, with 21 starts.
Thorpe, an All-ACC Outdoor performer of the Year for the Florida State track and field team, won the 100- and 200-meter races at the ACC meet that season.
He ran a 10.43-second 100-meter dash and ran the 200 in 20.87 seconds.