Colts Offensive Lineman Jack Mewhort Announces Retirement

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Colts Offensive Lineman Jack Mewhort Announces Retirement

In 2017, Mewhort started the first 5 games of the year at right guard. Then he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

INDIANAPOLIS--At the age of 26, Jack Mewhort is calling it a career. 

Mewhort announced his retirement from the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday. 

“I would like to thank the Irsay family and the entire Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to live a childhood dream,” said Mewhort. “The fans and the city of Indianapolis have treated me like one of their own, and I am forever grateful. Wearing the Horseshoe was one of the biggest honors I have ever known, and I will always bleed blue. Go Colts!” 

Mewhort (6'6, 305 pounds) was taken by the Colts in the second round (59th pick) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. He started all 45 games he played in along the offensive line at left guard (36), right guard (5), and right tackle (4) during his 4 years in Indy. He also started in 3 playoff games. 

During the 2016 preseason, Mewhort suffered a knee injury and was expected to miss 2–4 weeks. He started 10 games in 2016 before being placed on injured reserve on December 12, 2016.

In 2017, he started the first 5 games of the year at right guard before being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. 

“Jack Mewhort gave this organization everything he had in his four seasons with the team,” said Colts General Manager Chris Ballard. “He fought through injuries and played through pain. Jack is a selfless player who always carried a team-first mentality. He is revered among his coaches, teammates and staff, and his leadership will be missed in the locker room. We’re appreciative of Jack’s dedication to the Colts, and we wish him the best moving forward.” 

 

(PHOTO: Joe Sargent/Getty Images Sport) 

 

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