Colts RB Donald Brown making most of 2nd chance

MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Published:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Donald Brown is getting a chance to prove himself and he's not about to let this opportunity slip away.

Perhaps that's why Brown returned so quickly after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee in early October. The 2009 first-round draft pick missed two games, then returned Sunday at Tennessee and carried the ball 14 times for 80 yards.

And when the Colts needed a workhorse in overtime, they didn't hesitate to use Brown -- who ran the ball six straight times to help set up Vick Ballard's highlight-making dive for the win.

This year, Brown's first as the starter entering the season, he has rushed for 319 yards and 4.3 yards per carry and looked more like the back Indy expected when it drafted him.

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