Prior to signing with the Indianapolis Colts in 2013, running back Ahmad Bradshaw was a huge part of the New York Giants franchise as a hard working fan favorite that gave a 100 percent effort each and every Sunday.
Bradshaw was a seventh round pick in 2007, that had some character concerns coming out of Marshall, but Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese decided to a chance with the small but feisty running back.
Bradshaw ended up being a huge part of New York’s 2007 Super Bowl run and was even the leading rusher in Super Bowl XLII as the Giants upset the undefeated New England Patriots.
For the first time since leaving New York as a free agent, Bradshaw returned to New York this past Monday night as a member of the Colts.
After the Colts’ blow out win over the Giants, Bradshaw was nothing but class by greeting Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and exchanging pleasantries with the few remaining Giants fans left in the stands.
Despite a checkered past that included a short stint in jail when he was with the Giants–that pertained to an arrest that went down at Marshall,–Bradshaw has turned his life around and will have a great story to tell for years.
Even though the Colts gave up a first round pick for running back Trent Richardson in a trade with the Browns last season, Bradshaw has been an intricate piece of the puzzle for Indy because of his pass blocking and pass catching skills coming out of the back field.
While quarterback Andrew Luck will always be the face of the Colts’ franchise, guys like Bradshaw are the unsung heroes on a weekly basis.