Chuck Pagano: 'Reggie Wayne treats every year like rookie season'

Indianapolis Colts' Reggie Wayne in action during the game against Oakland Raiders on September 8, 2013
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano believes that wide receiver Reggie Wayne's success is down to him treating each year like his rookie season.

Chuck Pagano has said that Reggie Wayne's success is down to him treating every year like his rookie season in the NFL.

The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, who was drafted in 2001, has over 13,000 receiving yards and 80 touchdowns during his career for the AFC South side.

The team's head coach told the Colts' official website: "He takes a beginner's mentality every year that he shows up to training camp. All the great ones do that. That's what he's done.

"Every year he comes in, it's like starting over. He's got his iPad out, he's got his notepad and he treats it like his rookie year. He takes no days for granted and he takes no practices for granted.

"He came in from day one you could see the talent was there, but his work ethic, his passion for the game, the way he studied and the time that he put in, things that he sacrificed, it was real evident early on that he was."

The Colts play the San Diego Chargers tomorrow.

Chuck Pagano head coach of the Indianapolis Colts seen on the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 11, 2013
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