Highly respected by his teammates, they selected him as the 2004 Colts recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. Earlier this month Brackett added another another notable honor to his ever-increasing resume as he was voted defensive captain of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts by his teammates.
A former standout at Rutgers University, the 5-11, 235-pound Brackett played in 44 career games from 1999-2002, after making the squad as a walk-on. Brackett registered 274 career tackles and served as a captain in his final two seasons.
The Colts starting middle linebacker Gary Brackett gave his team a scare Thursday night as he stayed down on the turf following a play early in the preseason game against the Rams where he was kicked in the knee. Brackett walked off the field and iced down the knee during the game, but reports out of Indianapolis indicate the injury isn't serious and that he would have returned to the game had it been during regular season action.