Indianapolis Colts Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

It can be overwhelming, so Athlon is here to help keep up with your favorite team all season long.

Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Indianapolis Colts official twitter account:

 (Followers: 87,223)

Note: Followers as of date of publication, July 24, 2012

Top Colts To Follow:

  Name Pos. Twitter Followers
1. Pat McAfee P 61,041
2. Dwight Freeney DE 50,286
3. Robert Mathis DE 42,501
4. Tom Zbikowski S 33,770
5. Jerraud Powers CB 21,613
6. Antoine Bethea S 21,373
7. Donnie Avery WR 16,994
8. Drew Stanton QB 15,164
9. Anthony Castonzo OL 11,421
10. Coby Fleener TE 11,013
11. A.Q. Shipley OL 7,149
12. Cory Redding DE 7,142
13. Brandon McKinney DT 7,059
14. Dwayne Allen TE 5,953
15. Deji Karim RB 4,239
16. Kevin Thomas CB 4,231
17. Chandler Harnish QB 3,496
18. Joe Lefeged S 2,634
19. Jarred Fayson WR 1,587
20. Jake Kirkpatrick OL 1,543
21. Mike Tepper OL 1,454
22. LaVon Brazill WR 856

I find it amazing how well the kickers and punters do in the twitter-sphere. Especially, ones who get arrested for swiming drunkingly down the Broad Ripple canal with little to no attire. Boom Stick is right.

There is, without a doubt, one NFL owner who stands above all the rest when it comes to twitter. And that, of course, is the Colts' Jim Irsay. His random torts, rants and general goofiness is well worth the follow:

The No. 1 overall pick and savior of the Colts franchise hasn't joined the twitter-lution just yet. However, you can follow his head () and his MVP campaign ().

The Colts Beat:

Phillip B. Wilson, Indianapolis Star sportswriter:  (9,833 followers)

Mike Chappell, Colts beat writer for Indianapolis Star:  (4,745)

Tom James, Colts beat writer for Terre Haute Tribune-Star:  (1,147)

Reggie Hayes, Columnist for The News-Sentinel who covers the Colts:  (691)

Nate Dunlevy, AFC South Correspondent for Bleacher Report:  (3,534) 

Colts Blog Roll:

While Phillip Wilson covers the team for the great Indy Star, the blog to bookmark is

Every NFL team has a "buzztap" twitter following and the Colts version is, of course: (20,731)

The SB Nation blog to visit each day is and can be followed . Brad Wells is the head blogger for the site and twitter handle.

Others to be sure to follow are (13,749), , and  (4,119)

The ESPN AFC South blog is run by Paul Kuharsky and you can follow him

2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:

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- by Braden Gall

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