Idrees Bashir
Indianapolis Colts Defensive Back

6-2, 198
4 years in the NFL
DOB: 12/07/1978


Pick was obtained from Dallas for D2-01 (52nd overall) and D3-01 (81st overall). 2002: Started 14 games at FS, and has 29 starts in past 32 games - missed 12/8 at Tennessee and 12/15 at Cleveland with hamstring injury - ranked sixth on team with 73 tackles, 32 solo - had two interceptions, four passes defensed, one QB pressure and one fumble recovered - was key member of secondary that helped defense improve from 29th in NFL in 2001 to 8th in 2002, 2nd against the pass - had eight tackles at Jacksonville 9/8, nine vs. Miami 9/15 and nine at Pittsburgh 10/21 - had interception at Houston 9/22 - had three tackles and one interception vs. Cincinnati 10/6 - had seven tackles, two solo, vs. Tennessee 11/3 and at Philadelphia 11/10 - returned from injury with nine tackles vs. NYG 12/22 - had stops in 13 games with five or more tackles in eight outings. POST-SEASON: Started at NYJ 1/4/03 and finished second on team with 10 tackles, nine solo.


2001: Started 15 games at FS - was inactive 11/25 vs. San Francisco&ldots;developed as season progressed into productive hitter in secondary - recorded 90 tackles, 62 solo, six passes defensed and one interception&ldots;made first career start at NYJ 9/9, making three tackles -  was seventh rookie in team history to start at DB in season opener and second rookie to start at FS - had six tackles and one pass defensed vs. Oakland 10/14 - had three solo tackles, one pass defensed and first career interception at Kansas City 10/25 - had first career 10+-tackle game at New Orleans 11/18 - had 10 tackles and one pass defensed at Miami 12/10 - had at least five tackles in 12 games and at least six tackles in nine outings - had at least five tackles in last nine consecutive games.


Pro Football Weekly NFL All-Rookie Team. 


Three-year starter who began career at SS before switching to FS as junior - career statistics included 187 tackles, 105 solo, four ints. and 21 passes defensed - started 11 games at FS as junior - had 65 tackles, 42 solo, 13 passes defensed, two ints. and one FR - had career-high 14 tackles and one int. at Army - .had 100t int. return to set school record for longest return&ldots;had seven tackles and one pass defensed at Southern Mississippi - had seven tackles, one int. and one pass defensed vs. Tennessee - had nine tackles and 66t FR return vs. Tulane - 66t return ranked as second-longest fumble return in school history - was All-Conference USA first-team. - started 11 games at SS as sophomore - had 71 tackles, 35 solo - had two FR, one int. and five passes defensed - posted five tackles and one FR vs. Mississippi - had eight tackles at Mississippi State - had six tackles vs. Arkansas State - had four hits and 44t yard FR return to set up FG at Tennessee -  had eight tackles vs. Army - started six of nine games at SS as freshman - recorded 51 tackles, 28 solo, one FR and three passes defensed - totaled 10 tackles at Mississippi in debut - had nine tackles and one FR vs. Cincinnati - was All-Conference USA All-Freshman Team - redshirted as freshman - majored in physical education.


Full name is Idrees Bashir - born in Decatur, Ga - attended Dunwoody High School - totaled 91 tackles, seven ints., five FR, three FF as senior - added 11 TD receptions as WR - also lettered in track - single - resides in Stone Mountain, Ga.