Reggie Wayne joining Colts as volunteer WR coach

By Jesse Reed

The Indianapolis Colts are bringing back one of their own. Reggie Wayne, second on the franchise’s all-time receiving list behind Marvin Harrison, will be a volunteer coach in 2018, working with the team’s young receiving corps.

Rookie head coach Frank Reich opened up about the team’s move to bring Wayne on board.

“Oh man, Reggie, he’s the best,” the first-year Colts head coach said via the team’s website. “And sometimes as a coach, when you get a former player that’s done what someone like Reggie has done — which few people have done what Reggie has done — we’re always excited. But furthermore, when you actually coached the guy, it takes it to a whole new level of excitement, because I know the kind of person and the kind of pro that we’re getting. I know his knowledge of the game, his leadership on the field — really, with the whole team — but specifically with the wide receiver group can be dynamic.”

Wayne joins Robert Mathis as the second former player to join the team as a volunteer coach.

In 14 years with the Colts, Wayne racked up 1,070 catches for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns during the regular season. He earned six Pro Bowl bids and was voted to three All-Pro squads throughout his career. He also hauled in 93 passes for 1,254 yards and nine touchdowns in 21 career postseason games, helping the Colts win Super Bowl XLI.