The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Colts Camp

August 18, 2011

Detienne sends team back to Indianapolis

Highland grad fighting leukemia breaks huddle

ANDERSON, Ind. — A face familiar to Anderson football fans joined the Indianapolis Colts final huddle Thursday morning at Macholtz Stadium.

Kerry Detienne, who was diagnosed with leukemia as a Highland senior in 2008, broke down the huddle and helped send the team on its way back home to Indianapolis.

“To be out there on the field with the guys is surreal,” Detienne, who’s been a life-long Colts fan, said in a team release. “To be in the hospital yesterday and to come out here, it’s an amazing thing.”

Detienne won his first battle with leukemia and planned to return to the football field this fall as a junior at Hanover College. But the disease has come back, and he’s scheduled for a bone marrow transplant on Sept. 12.

In the meantime, he’s staying at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Manning and some of the other Colts visited Detienne while he was hospitalized the first time he fought leukemia.

“When he beat the initial phase of it, he went back to a normal life,” Anderson football coach Randy Albano, who coached Detienne at Highland, said Thursday. “He fought it before, and he’ll fight it again.”

There is a fundraiser for Detienne scheduled for Aug. 27 at The Edgewood. The day will include a golf outing, family day at the pool, buffet dinner and an auction.

Items still are being accepted for the auction through Saturday, and more details about how to become involved are available on the public event’s Facebook page.

Detienne remained on the field after the huddle broke Thursday and greeted some of the Colts.

He said, in the team’s release, that it was an honor that reminded him of his own playing days.

“It was exciting because I’ve been there before playing football in high school,” Detienne said. “I felt like I was a leader in high school. So it kind of brought me back a little bit.”

1
Text Only
Colts Camp
  • 0914 Wheeler.jpg ‘Blue Review’ debuts from Hoosier Park

    Colts linebacker Philip Wheeler was back in Anderson on Tuesday for the first time since training camp closed on Aug. 18.
    And he said the team is looking forward to Sunday’s home opener against Cleveland, coming on the heels of a 34-7 loss in Houston.

    September 13, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 053.jpg Colts break camp

    As the team broke ranks and prepared to return to Indianapolis for today’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins, there was still no word on when Peyton Manning will make his season debut.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0819 sports colts camp 140.jpg Stay at AU brings ‘brothers’ together

    For punter Pat McAfee there was just one little thing missing from Indianapolis Colts Training Camp this year.
    “My bed, not even a question. I love my bed. I enjoy Anderson University, obviously, but I’ve taken time on my bed to make it perfect for me and that’s what I’m excited to get back to,” McAfee said after the Colts’ final practice at AU on Thursday. “If I could have brought it here, which is what I should’ve done and what some vets do, it would have been a perfect experience.”

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • Detienne sends team back to Indianapolis

    A face familiar to Anderson football fans joined the Indianapolis Colts final huddle Thursday morning at Macholtz Stadium.
    Kerry Detienne, who was diagnosed with leukemia as a Highland senior in 2008, broke down the huddle and helped send the team on its way back home to Indianapolis.

    August 18, 2011

  • 0818 spts peter king.jpg Clarification

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0802_stand_colts005.JPG 2011 Colts Training Camp Timeline

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0818 spts tyler brayton.jpg Brayton hits ground running with Colts

    Defensive lineman Tyler Brayton got something of a rough introduction to the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday night.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 106.jpg Colts wrap up training camp

    The Indianapolis Colts broke training camp Thursday with a 75-minute practice at Macholtz Stadium.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0818 sports colts camp 051.JPG Colts shuffle O-line

    One of the more interesting developments from Tuesday night’s practice was a shifting of positions along the offensive line.
    Rookie Anthony Castonzo and second-year player Joe Reitz were to the left of center Jeff Saturday, while Jeff Linkenbach was at right tackle with Ryan Diem at right guard.
    The biggest shock was Diem’s move from tackle to guard — a position he hasn’t played in nine years.

    August 17, 2011 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Teverbaugh, Rick.jpg Rick Teverbaugh: So long but not farewell

    If you’re heading out to the final Indianapolis Colts practice and it isn’t your first visit this year, be prepared for a bit of culture shock.

    August 17, 2011 1 Photo

HB Featured Video
Featured Ads
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium
Poll

How well do you monitor your child's use of social media?

I do a good job
I check occasionally
Not well at all
     View Results