Indianapolis Colts: 15 greatest receivers in franchise history

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46. . WR. (1972-79). Glenn Doughty. 9. player

  • 219 career receptions
  • 3,547 career receiving yards
  • 24 career touchdown receptions
  • Career 34.4 receiving yards per game

Glenn Doughty spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Colts. He played both tailback and wide receiver for the Michigan Wolverines in college for the iconic Bo Schembechler before going pro. Doughty would be a second-round pick by Baltimore in the 1972 NFL Draft.

After playing sparingly as a rookie in 1972, Doughty would never play in fewer than 13 games the rest of his NFL career. He had 25 catches for 587 yards and four touchdowns in his 1973 NFL season, a sign of more good things to come in his Colts career.

While his 1974 NFL season was only pedestrian, Doughty’s 1975 season was his best as a professional. He had 39 catches for 666 receiving yards and four touchdowns. His nickname of “Shake & Bake” would be bestowed upon him, ultimately encompassing the entire 1975 Colts offense surrounding quarterback Bert Jones.

Doughty would go over 600 receiving yards again in 1976, establishing career highs in receptions with 40 and touchdown grabs with five. He would have over 25 catches for 390 yards and two touchdowns in his final three seasons with the Colts from 1977 to 1979.

Though never a star in the national sense, Doughty was insanely popular in the Baltimore community for his play with the Colts. Shortly after his retirement, Doughty opened the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center in 1982. This included a bowling alley, a video arcade and a roller rink. Doughty’s business venture was key in Baltimore’s revitalization as Charm City in the 1980s.

Overall, Doughty had 219 career receptions for 3,547 yards and 24 touchdowns. His career 34.4 yards per game receiving isn’t elite, but Doughty’s continued popularity in the Baltimore community sure is. “Shake & Bake” lives on well after Doughty’s playing days with the Colts ended in 1979.