Andrew Luck Biography

Andrew Luck Biography

Facts of Andrew Luck Biography

Andrew Luck is an American football player for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL), where he acted as its Quarterback. The Indianapolis Colts chose him with the main pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He was a two-time Heisman finalist at Stanford University.

Early Years

American football quarterback Andrew Luck was born on September 12, 1989, in Washington, D.C. His father, Oliver Luck is the former Houston Oilers quarterback and present executive VP for regulatory affairs at the NCAA. Andrew spent his childhood years in London, England, and later Frankfurt, Germany, where his father was the general manager World League of American Football teams.

After they came back to the United States and settled in Texas, Andrew began playing Pop Warner football, in the defensive end position. He eventually changed to the quarterback, which became his full-time position when he entered Houston's Stratford High.

He started attracting national attention in his senior year at Stratford, with few scouts ranking him as the 5th best prospect in Texas and one of the nation's top 50 overall high school players.

His tactical drop-back approach, impressive ability to run, made college scouts gush with his potential, while his numbers improved his allure. In the classroom, Andrew was equally impressive in the classroom as well.

College Career

At the end of 2008, Andre entered Stanford University, where he studied architectural design. Luck admired Stanford's academics, and it didn't hurt that the program had a relatively new head coach in ex-NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh.

Under Harbaugh's tutelage, Luck surpassed for the Cardinal, rapidly restoring a program that had churned out NFL greats such as quarterbacks John Elway and Jim Plunkett. After one year of redshirting, Luck stepped in as the team's starting quarterback in 2009.

Soon after, Luck led a vaunted offensive attack, propelling Stanford to three straight bowl games, such as the 2011 Orange Bowl and the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. During his college career, Luck was twice named the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Year.

After three seasons, Luck further decided to complete his degree and go back to the Cardinal for his senior season despite the risks. Following the 2011 football year, He received many honors such as Maxwell Trophy (Nation's Top Player), the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Trophy and the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year and

In April 2012, the Indianapolis Colts picked Luck with the No.1 pick in the NFL draft. Widely accepted as the successor to Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck signed a four-year deal, which worth $22.1 million with the franchise.

NFL Career

Showing a powerful arm and the balance of a veteran, Luck proved a worthy selection to take over as the team's franchise quarterback. He managed to grab a rookie single-game record with 433 passing yards in November. His season total of 4,374 yards also made a rookie mark.

Although his passing numbers declined as a sophomore, he was better at avoiding big interceptions. His proudest moment of the season happened in the opening round of the playoffs when he led the Colts back from a 28-point deficiency to beat the Kansas City Chiefs.

As 2014 rolled around, Andrew took further steps in proving that he deserved to be named in the same breath as other legend quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers, Manning, and Tom Brady.

Personal Life

Andrew Luck graduated with a B.A degree in architectural design on June 17, 2012. He was honored with the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic achievement called "Al Masters Award."

Luck is an avid reader and is the very own librarian of The Colt. His favorite book was Henri Charrière's Papillon, and is a fan of Bernard Cornwell's historical fiction. Luck puzzles his rivals with remarks that could or could not be trash talk: when he is knocked down, he is in the habit of congratulating his opponent on the hit.

Apart from the gridiron, Luck has appeared on the sixth season of comedy show "Parks and Recreation" as himself alongside teammatesAnthony Castonzo, Reggie Wayne, Adam Vinatieri and Robert Mathis.

Net Worth & Salary

As of July 2017, The Wolverine, Andrew Luck has an estimated $20 million net worth. In 2016, Andrew Luck signed the highest contract in NFL history which worth $140 million dollars. According to the source, Luck's base salary is $7,000,000 - $12,000,000.

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