Andrew Luck is a former American football quarterback who played his entire professional career for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) until his retirement in August 2019.
Luck played college football at Stanford, where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award as college football’s player of the year and was twice recognized as an All-American. Likewise, he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011. Furthermore, he was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Pac-12 Conference in both 2010 and 2011. CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang called Luck the best prospect he had ever scouted, while the Kansas City Star put him in line with LeBron James and Bryce Harper as “the most hyped amateurs in recent sports memory.”
Luck was born in Washington, D.C. to Oliver Luck, current commissioner of the XFL (2020), former executive vice president for regulatory affairs at the NCAA, former quarterback (as well as athletic director) at West Virginia University and a former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers, and Kathy (née Wilson) Luck.
Oliver Luck was general manager of two World League of American Football teams prior to becoming president of the league, so Andrew spent his early childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School. He is the oldest of four children, including sisters Mary Ellen and Emily, and his brother Addison. In London, he attended The American School in London.
After accepting an athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University, Luck played for coach Jim Harbaugh and coach David Shaw’s Stanford Cardinal football team from 2008 to 2011. After redshirting during his freshman year since 2008. Further, he earned the starting quarterback job in 2009 over the returning starter, Tavita Pritchard, thereby becoming the first Stanford freshman to earn the starting quarterback job since Chad Hutchinson in 1996. In his first season, Luck led the Cardinal to victories over top-10 Oregon and USC teams and a berth in the 2009 Sun Bowl.
And since September 2010, prior to Luck’s sophomore season, Sports Illustrated′s Tony Pauline considered him to be “the most NFL-ready of all the draft-eligible quarterback prospects.” Moreover, after a stellar sophomore year, Luck was widely projected to be the No 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft but decided to return for his junior season.
Since 2012, Luck graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree. And that was in architectural design and received the Al Masters Award. Moreover, honour is given to an athlete each year. And the honour is “for the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement.” Furthermore, he has stated that his favourite musician is Bruce Springsteen. An avid reader, Luck has become known as “the Colts’ very own librarian”, giving and suggesting books for his teammates. Since 2012, he said his favourite book was Henri Charrière’s Papillon. And he is a fan of Bernard Cornwell’s historical fiction.
- Full Name: Andrew Austen Luck
- Date of Birth: September 12, 1989
- Age: 29
- Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
- Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
- Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
- Career information
- High school: Stratford (Houston, Texas)
- College: Stanford
- NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
- Position: Quarterback
- Current team: Indianapolis Colts (#12 / Quarterback)
- Education: Stanford University (2008–2012), Stratford High School (2008), The American School in London
- Net Worth: $40 Million
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