Andrew Luck is a professional American Football player and plays in National Football League (NFL). He plays for the Indianapolis Colts at the quarterback position.
Early Life of Andrew Luck
Andrew Austen Luck was born on September 12, 1989, in Washington D.C. to Kathy Luck and Oliver Luck. His father is the executive vice president for regulatory affairs at the NCAA and a former quarterback for the Houston Oilers. Andrew is the oldest of their four siblings, with sisters, Mary Ellen and Emily and brother, Addison. Because of his father’s job, Andrew had to spend his childhood in London, England and Frankfurt. He went to Frankfurt International School. The family returned to Texas after Oliver became CEO of Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. Thereafter Andrew went to Stratford High School. Andrew finished his high school career at Stratford, with 7193 yards, 53 touchdowns and rushed 2085 yards. Thereafter he accepted athletic scholarship from Stanford University. During 2008 to 2011 he played for Stanford Cardinal football under coach Jim Harbaugh and coach David Shaw.
In 2008 Andrew was a redshirt and couldn’t compete in games. He started as a quarterback in year 2009. He played well and led the Cardinals to many wins. He finished the season with 2,929 yards of total offense and an injured finger on his throwing hand, for which he had to undergo a surgery. In 2010 Andrew emerged as one of the top players in the nation. He broke the school’s record of 3,398 yards previously achieved by Stenstrom, by achieving 3,791 yards of total offense. He ended the season with 32 touchdown passes which was also a new record in Stanford’s history. Luck was named Orange Bowl Most Valued Player for throwing 4 touchdown passes against Virginia Tech. He also won the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week award.
2011 was another great season for Luck. He won the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, 2011 Academic All-America of the Year award, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. It was another season where he broke many records. He broke his own record of 32 touchdowns in a season and set a new school record of 37 touchdown passes in a season. He set another school record for career total offense with 10,387 yards, breaking Steve Stenstrom's previous record of 9,825 yards. He also set a new record of maximum career touchdown passes with 82, breaking John Elway's record of 77.
Andrew Luck Professional Career
In 2012 NFL draft, Andrew was first overall draft pick by Indianapolis Colts. On July 19, 2012, Luck signed a four year contract worth $ 22 million with Indianapolis Colts. Luck’s first career win was against Minnesota Vikings, where he threw 224 yards and 2 touchdowns. In his debut game against Chicago Bears, Luck completed 23 out of 45 passes with a touchdown and 3 interceptions. Colts lost the game 41-21. Against Miami Dolphins, Luck threw 443 yards. In a game against Kansas City Chiefs, Luck broke the record for most passing yards by a rookie by throwing 205 yards. Luck ended his first NFL season with 4,374 yards.
Luck finished 2013 season with 3,822 yards and 23 touchdowns. He claimed his second AFC Offensive Player of the Week and was second time named for the Pro Bowl. 2014 was a great season for Luck. He was titled AFC Offensive Player of the Week, AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November and for the third consecutive time was selected for the Pro Bowl. He finished the season with 4,761 yards and 40 touchdowns. 2015 was a bad season for Luck as he was plagued with many injuries.