Big leap: Hoops to gridiron




The chances of Joe Reitz lumbering into the end zone for a touchdown during his NFL playing career are slim.

It simply doesn’t come with the position. As starting left guard for the Indianapolis Colts, Reitz’s paycheck is earned protecting quarterback Andrew Luck and helping pave running alleys for Vick Ballard, Donald Brown, Delone Carter and sometimes even Luck himself.

If fate were to someday bounce the pigskin off the playing surface and into Reitz’s meaty embrace, feel free to anticipate the possibility of the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Fishers native attempting to slam dunk the pigskin over the goalpost’s crossbar.

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