According to NFL Communications, former Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl Champion and 2x Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea will announce the team’s ‘Day 2’ draft selection—which is currently the 54th overall pick.
The recently retired 36 year old longtime NFL safety was a 2006 6th round pick of the Colts out of Howard (playing for the franchise from 2006-2013) and went on to become one of the league’s top safeties as a 3x Pro Bowler collectively—having also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and New York Giants respectively.
Bethea was a linchpin to the backend of the Colts’ stalwart Super Bowl winning defense in 2006—along with his fellow standout safety and partner-in-crime, Bob Sanders.
For 14 NFL seasons, Bethea played one of the league’s most physically demanding positions at a high level, recording 1,333 tackles (995 solo), 33 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 25 interceptions, 81 passes defensed, 9 forced fumbles, and 7 fumble recoveries during 200 career starts.
While Bethea presumably won’t make as big of a public spectacle as Pat McAfee announcing Colts’ picks in the past, it’s great to see the former Indianapolis star safety back repping the Horseshoe again.
It’s been long overdue.
It’s something to keep an eye out for during draft weekend—with the 2021 NFL Draft now less than a week away.