You could say Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener is a bit of a ladies man.
It has nothing to do with his chiseled features, his Stanford degree, his career as a professional football player, or even his boyish charm.
You see, Coby Fleener was raised by women — his mom and his sister. He’s always put them first. And now, he’s got another woman in his life, his wife Paige.
Fleener was invited to speak at the fourth annual Blue Evening for the Blue Ladies group, the official female fan club of the Colts.
And he had us at the opening video when he said: “The ladies in the room are probably a huge reason why the Colts fan base is so special.”
Fleener says there’s a level of responsibility that comes with wearing the horseshoe on a daily basis. And it’s something he takes seriously.
“Going from a two-win team to what we are now, I think the people who have stuck with us really deserve the credit that they’re due.”
-Coby Fleener, Colts tight end
These days, Coby Fleener is doing more than taking time to interact with female fans. He’s joined the fight to protect women everywhere from one of the most horrifying and least publicized crimes in the world: the human sex trade.
Imagining the women in his life being enslaved in unspeakable conditions made Fleener want to talk about it as much as he could. “It really, really pulls me to say, ‘I’ll do anything to make this stop.’”
Coby and Paige had the opportunity to meet the founder of the A21 Campaign in March. His wife was equally moved to help spread awareness.
“You don’t really know this is going on…so, I think doing the research, being aware, reading about it, spreading the word, just so that people know this is still a problem and many people are affected by it.”
The Blue Ladies raised almost $4,800 for the A21 Campaign during their Blue Evening and they will continue to do so during fundraising events throughout the season.
Coby Fleener loves women.
And it’s safe to say, the feeling is mutual.