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Colts Long Snapper Matt Overton Raises Money for a Good Cause through Twitter

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Colts long snapper Matt Overton took to twitter on Monday night to raise money for a good cause. Altogether, Overton will donate $4,000 to the Ball State Dance Marathon that benefits Riley Children's Hospital.

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In most NFL cities, the long snapper is an afterthought who is known only to the most devoted of fans.  In Indianapolis, however, that hasn't been the case for a long time, and that's thanks to the men who have played long snapper for the Colts.  Justin Snow was a popular player for a number of years, and now his replacement, Matt Overton, is continuing the tradition.

Overton is a member of the "fourth down army" for the Colts who just completed his third year with the team, and aside from being good at his job on the field and contributing to the fourth down army, he has stepped up and contributed to the community in an even bigger way.

Last night, Overton took to twitter to raise money.  Overton went on twitter last night and said that for every new follower he gained on Monday night, he would donate $1 to the Ball State Dance Marathon that benefits Riley Children's Hospital.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For every new follower I will donate $1 to the <a href="https://twitter.com/BallState">@BallState</a> Dance Marathon that benefits Riley Children&#39;s Hospital. Ends at 12am. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FTK?src=hash">#FTK</a></p>&mdash; Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattOverton_LS/status/567476896116772865">February 17, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The final count?  Overton will donate $4,000 dollars to the marathon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FTK?src=hash">#FTK</a> <a href="http://t.co/2sPkzi82LD">pic.twitter.com/2sPkzi82LD</a></p>&mdash; Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattOverton_LS/status/567695862772805633">February 17, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

This is nothing new for Overton, who will be taking part in the marathon this weekend.  Over his three year tenure with the Colts so far, he has been very involved with the community but especially with children's hospitals, as he is dedicated to visiting and encouraging the kids there.  He has done a number of fun events for the children and a number of kids have been Overton's guest at training camp in Anderson.    On Monday night, Overton continued his support by holding a fun contest that led to him donating $4,000.

It's great to see Colts players actively involved in giving back to the community, and Matt Overton is a great example of that.  Whatever Chuck Pagano's definition of a "horseshoe guy" actually is, there's no doubt that Matt Overton is one of them.