84 Facts About Andrew Luck


Andrew Austen Luck was born on September 12,1989 and is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League for seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.


One of the most highly touted amateur prospects during his college football career at Stanford University, Luck won the Maxwell, Walter Camp, and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards as a senior.


Andrew Luck was selected with the No 1 pick by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Andrew Luck earned Pro Bowl honors during his first three years and led the league in passing touchdowns in 2014.


Andrew Luck returned to form the following year by setting several career highs and bringing the Colts back to the playoffs.


However, citing the injuries he sustained, Andrew Luck retired ahead of the 2019 season.


Andrew Luck was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2022.


Andrew Luck was born in Washington, DC to Kathy and Oliver Andrew Luck, who was the commissioner of the XFL, former executive vice president for regulatory affairs at the NCAA, former quarterback at West Virginia University, and a former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers.


Andrew Luck was raised as a Roman Catholic and was involved in his church's youth group.


Oliver Luck was general manager of two World League of American Football teams before becoming president of the league, so Andrew spent his early childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School.


Andrew Luck is the oldest of four children, including sisters Mary Ellen and Emily and brother Addison.


In Houston, Andrew Luck attended Stratford High School, where he threw for 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns in his high school career, and rushed for another 2,085 yards.


Andrew Luck played in the 2008 US Army All-American Bowl.


Andrew Luck had 2,929 yards of total offense, the fifth-highest total in Stanford history.


Andrew Luck led the Pac-10 in pass efficiency rating with a rating of 143.5, and finished second in the Pac-10 in total offense.


Andrew Luck injured a finger on his throwing hand in the Cardinal's final regular season game against Notre Dame.


Andrew Luck had surgery prior to the Sun Bowl and did not play in the game.


In 2010, Andrew Luck emerged as one of the top players in the nation.


Andrew Luck was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and was unanimously selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team.


Andrew Luck led the Pac-10 in pass efficiency for the second straight year with a quarterback rating of 170.2.


Andrew Luck led the conference in total offense with 3,791 yards, in passing yards with 3,338 yards, and in touchdown passes with 32.


Andrew Luck rushed for 453 yards, a record for Stanford quarterbacks, with three runs of over 50 yards.


Andrew Luck set new Stanford single-season records for completion percentage and pass efficiency rating.


Andrew Luck won the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week award for his performances against Arizona and California.


Andrew Luck finished the 2010 season with two years of college eligibility remaining.


Andrew Luck was eligible to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft, but announced on January 6,2011, that he would remain at Stanford to complete his degree.


Andrew Luck was viewed by many TV sportscasters and ESPN writers as the top pro quarterback prospect in college football.


Andrew Luck won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.


Andrew Luck was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth player to finish second in the Heisman voting twice.


Andrew Luck was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, becoming only the fifth player to win that award twice.


Andrew Luck was named First Team All-Pac-12 for the second straight year.


Andrew Luck set a new Stanford record for career touchdown passes with 82, breaking John Elway's record of 77.


Andrew Luck set a new school record for touchdown passes in a season with 37, breaking his own record of 32.


Andrew Luck set another school record for career total offense with 10,387 yards, breaking Steve Stenstrom's mark of 9,825 yards.


Andrew Luck became Stanford's all-time leader in wins by a starting quarterback, with 31 wins through the end of the regular season.


Andrew Luck broke the Pac-12 records for career passing efficiency rating and career completion percentage.


Andrew Luck broke his own Pac-12 record for highest completion percentage in a season.


Andrew Luck was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Washington State.


Andrew Luck earned the 2011 Academic All-America of the Year award.


Andrew Luck was announced as a 2022 inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame on January 10.


Andrew Luck was the fourth Stanford quarterback to be selected first, after Bobby Garrett in 1954, Jim Plunkett in 1971, and Elway in 1983.


Andrew Luck was the second Stanford quarterback taken first by the Colts after Elway, although Elway did not play for the Colts.


On July 19,2012, Andrew Luck signed a four-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts worth $22 million.


Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass to receiver Austin Collie.


The next week against the Minnesota Vikings, Andrew Luck threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.


Andrew Luck got his first career win and did it by completing the first game-winning drive of his professional career.


Andrew Luck won his first career road and overtime game during a week 8 game against the division rival Tennessee Titans.


Andrew Luck later sent his jersey from the Dolphins game to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Andrew Luck then threw a screen pass to Donnie Avery, who got free and ran in for the winning score, a big moment in Andrew Luck's early career.


In 2013, Andrew Luck was reunited with offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who was his offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Stanford.


Andrew Luck recorded his ninth career fourth-quarter comeback in the win, handing Seattle their first regular-season loss since November 25,2012.


In week 17, Andrew Luck broke Cam Newton's record for yards passing in the first two seasons of a career, with 8,196 yards in a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Andrew Luck played his first NFL home playoff game on January 4,2014, against the fifth-seeded Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round.


Andrew Luck completed 29 passes for 433 yards and 4 touchdowns, in addition to recovering a fumble for a key touchdown, to record the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history and the largest comeback to end in regulation.


Andrew Luck threw for 331 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.


Andrew Luck was named to his second Pro Bowl on January 19,2014, replacing Russell Wilson due to Wilson's participation in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Andrew Luck went on to be taken first by Deion Sanders.


Andrew Luck was ranked 30th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.


Opening the season with his second game against his predecessor, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck passed for 370 yards and 2 touchdowns with 2 interceptions.


Andrew Luck was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance, the third time he has won the award.


Andrew Luck continued his excellent play in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, passing for over 300 yards for the 5th consecutive game, tying the Colts record set by Peyton Manning.


Andrew Luck broke his single-season touchdown mark in the Colts Week 9 game against the New York Giants, throwing four to bring his total to 26.


Andrew Luck became the first quarterback in 2014 to reach 3,000 passing yards.


In Week 17, Andrew Luck broke Peyton Manning's franchise record for passing yards in a single-season.


Andrew Luck was the league's leader in passing touchdowns for the first time in his career.


Andrew Luck was ranked seventh by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.


In Weeks 4 and 5, Andrew Luck missed the first two games of his career with an injured shoulder.


However, the recovery process took much longer than expected and Andrew Luck did not return for the rest of the season.


Andrew Luck was ranked 92nd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.


Andrew Luck was ranked 51st by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.


Shortly following the 2016 season, Andrew Luck underwent surgery to repair an issue with his right shoulder that had been lingering since 2015.


On November 2, the Colts placed Andrew Luck on injured reserve, meaning that he was ruled out for the 2017 season.


Andrew Luck started Week 1 on September 9,2018, against the Cincinnati Bengals, his first game in 616 days.


Andrew Luck set a new record in single-season completions in the game, passing his previous mark of 380 in 2014.


Andrew Luck finished his first season back from injury with 4,593 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.


Andrew Luck was ranked 20th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.


Andrew Luck clarified that while injuries played a role, habits he had developed as an NFL quarterback had created issues with his wife Nicole and he ultimately chose his marriage over his career.


In September 2013, Andrew Luck became a partner and investor in BodyArmor SuperDrink.


Andrew Luck has stated that his favorite musician is Bruce Springsteen.


An avid reader, Andrew Luck became known as "the Colts' very own librarian", giving and suggesting books for his teammates; in 2012, he said his favorite book was Henri Charriere's Papillon, and he is a fan of Bernard Cornwell's historical fiction.


On March 31,2019, Andrew Luck married longtime girlfriend Nicole Pechanec.


Andrew Luck announced on June 14,2019, that they were expecting their first child.


Andrew Luck is known to be very private, still uses a flip phone, and has no social media presence.


In 2013, Andrew Luck appeared on the comedy series Parks and Recreation as himself alongside teammates Reggie Wayne, Anthony Castonzo, Robert Mathis, and Adam Vinatieri during the show's fifth season.