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Wayne arrives at camp in style

Monday, August 3, 2009

When Edgerrin James played for the Indianapolis Colts, he was famously known for making grand entrances at the annual training camp, which has taken place at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for several years.

For example, one year, James arrived at training camp via taxi service out of Indianapolis.

On Sunday, current Colts' wide receiver Reggie Wayne continued that tradition.

Wayne arrived at the college campus Sunday afternoon in a dump truck owned by Allender Trucking, Inc., 2225 W. CR 550 N., Brazil.

According to reports, when the truck pulled up by the dormitory where the players are staying, the horns filled the air.

Owner/President of Allender Trucking, Inc., Bryan Allender said his business -- which has operated in the area for approximately 18 years -- was contacted by Wayne himself for the stunt.

"We thought we'd go and give it a try," Allender told The Brazil Times. "We met him in front of Rose-Hulman, picked him and took him down through there."

Wayne arrived at camp Sunday sporting a hard hat with "Wayne Construction" printed on the front and "Super Bowl Under Construction" on the sides.

He also wore an orange safety vest, tool belt and work boots.

"Every year, he makes a grand entrance, I guess," Allender said. "This year, he wanted to be a construction worker like their going to build their way to the Super Bowl."

Wayne road alongside Allender Trucking, Inc., associate Jason Medenwald.

"It was fun," Allender said. "It was kind of interesting to get out and do it."

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