Andrew Austen Luck is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He is regarded as one of the best professional athletes to retire in their prime. Luck is the oldest of four children, including sisters Mary Ellen and Emily and brother Addison. His father Oliver Luck was general manager of two World League of American Football teams before becoming president of the league.
About Andrew Luck in brief
Andrew Austen Luck is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected first overall by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft. Luck was the recipient of the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in 2011 and was twice recognized as an All-American. He is regarded as one of the best professional athletes to retire in their prime. Luck is the oldest of four children, including sisters Mary Ellen and Emily and brother Addison. His father Oliver Luck was general manager of two World League of American Football teams before becoming president of the league. Andrew spent his early childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School. He also attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas. He threw for 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns in his high school career, and rushed for another 2,085 yards. Luck played for coach Jim Harbaugh and coach David Shaw’s Cardinal teams from 2008 to 2011. After redshirting during his freshman year in 2008, he earned the starting quarterback job in 2009 over the returning starter, Tavita Pritchard. In 2010, Luck was unanimously selected to the All-Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and was unanimously chosen to the First Team All-10 Team. He had surgery on his finger in the Cardinal’s final regular season game against Notre Dame and did not play in the Sun Bowl. Luck threw for 2,929 yards in the 2009 Sun Bowl, the fifth-highest total offense in Stanford history.
In the postseason, Luck oversaw the NFL’s second-largest playoff comeback during the 2013–14 NFL playoffs and helped the Colts reach the AFC Championship Game the next postseason. He earned Pro Bowl honors during his first three years and led the league in passing touchdowns in 2014. Over the next three seasons, Luck struggled with injuries that would eventually sideline him for the entirety of 2017. He returned to form the following year, which saw him set career-highs in attempts, completions, completion percentage, and passer rating and bring the Colts back to the playoffs. However, citing the injuries he sustained, Luck retired before the start of the 2019 season. Luck said the Houston Dynamo was the \”number one team in my heart\” because his father was the club’s founding president and general manager. He said, ‘I try to support as many of the American fellows playing as possible. Although supporters of London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham have reached out to him believing he was a fellow fan, Luck said, ‘I try to support as many fellows playing as possible’ He is a fan of soccer, although he does not play for Arsenal or Tottenham. Luck had the fifth highest passer rating in the Pac-10 in 2009. In his first season, Luck led the Cardinal to victories over top-10 Oregon and USC teams and a berth in 2009 Sunbowl. He played for the first Stanford freshman to earn the starting QB job since Chad Hutchinson in 1996.