Boys Varsity Football · Adams Grad Danny Pinter Drafted by Indianapolis Colts!


John Adams Athletics wants to extend its congratulations to Adams graduate Danny Pinter on being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2020 National Football League Draft.

Pinter was drafted by the Colts as the 149th overall pick of the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday April 25.


Outstanding Prep Career

Danny was a 2015 graduate of John Adams High School. While at Adams, Pinter was a phenomenal two sport athlete for the Eagles.

He shined on the football field under the Friday Night Lights of School Field and the other local football fields. Pinter was a three time letter winner for Adams, helping the team to achieve one of its winningest seasons in over 30 years for the Eagles. During those three years where he started and played, Adams compiled an overall record of 18-14, including a trip to the IHSAA Sectional Championship game in 2012. 

During his senior season, Pinter had 27 catches for a total of 492 yards, including 2 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Pinter had 66 tackles in 2014 with 22 tackles for loss. He also had 12 sacks and 3 blocked kicks. Overall in his prep career Pinter had 46 catches for 752 yards, 138 tackles, 40 of those for loss, 12 sacks, and 4 blocked kicks.

For all of his success on the football field, Pinter was named team captain his senior season, was named First Team All Northern Indiana Conference his senior season, Second Team All NIC his junior season, named an Indiana Football Coaches Association All State honors his junior and senior seasons, voted the team’s Most Valuable Player his senior season and the team’s Toughest Player his junior year. 

Also while at John Adams, Pinter was a member of the Basketball team where he helped the Eagles to win two consecutive Sectional Championships in 2012 and 2013. Pinter ended his basketball career with a total of 101 career points.


Cardinal Standout

After graduating from John Adams, Pinter went on to shine as a member of the Ball State Cardinals Football team.

Pinter played in 43 games for the Cardinals, including all 12 games his senior season. During the Central Michigan game on November 2, 2019, Pinter scored on a lateral play from 5 yards out to score his second career college touchdown. In 2020, Pinter played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, CA for the American Squad.

Pinter had several honors as a player for Ball State as well including being named First Team All Mid AmericanConference in 2019, the 2019 Ball State Most Outstanding Player, 2019 Strength and Conditioning Award, 2018 and 2019 Leadership Award, the 2017 Most Improved Player Award, and 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Academic All MAC.


History Making

Danny is only the 10th player to have graduated from a South Bend Community School to be drafted into the NFL. He is also only the 4th graduate from John Adams to play in the NFL. It has been 30 years since Anthony Johnson was drafted by the Colts in 1990 (2nd round / 36th overall). John Goldsberry was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in 1949 (4th round / 40th overall) and Tom Ehlers was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1975 (13th round / 324th overall).The last South Bend graduate to be drafted was Charles Swann (LaSalle) in 1992.

Congratulations Danny and best of luck to you in the NFL! Go Colts!