Mo Alie-Cox: From College Basketball Player To Colts Tight End


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Mo Alie-Cox: From College Basketball Player To Colts Tight End

You probably know Alie-Cox for that amazing one-handed catch he made two weeks ago against the Raiders, but he comes to the Colts without having played football in college...

INDIANAPOLIS -- You may be surprised to find out that one of the newest members of the Indianapolis Colts roster never played football in college and last played his freshman year in high school.

Mo Alie-Cox was a forward at VCU and helped lead the Rams to the NCAA tournament every year he played.  

Alie-Cox says he had wanted to play in the NFL when he was a kid.

"I never really gave it serious consideration until the start of my senior year.  I was like, if basketball doesn't work out I'll probably go play football.  Then, when our last game ended, I was like I'll guess I'll go give football a shot," Alie-Cox tells JMV from 107.5 and 1070 The Fan.

In Apr. 2017, Alie-Cox signed with the Colts, even though he had no college football experience.  He injured his leg in August and was placed on injured reserve, but later signed with the practice squad in October.  

Alie-Cox was promoted to the active roster just before Week 3 of this season and caught a 17-yard pass from Andrew Luck.  After being waived in early October, he was promoted back to the active roster several weeks later and caught his first touchdown pass in spectacular fashion in a win Oct. 28 over the Oakland Raiders.

The tight end leaped into the air and caught the ball with only his right hand and secured the catch for the first score of the game.

"I didn't even know I scored at first until I got up and then I saw I was in the [end zone]," Alie-Cox says.

"The catch didn't really surprise me it was more so scoring the touchdown," says Alie-Cox,

"I mean it definitely felt good.  I've caught a pass in every game I've played in this season.  I just [know] I can make plays out there and just try to continue it in a week-to-week basis," Alie-Cox says.




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