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Andrew Austen Luck, a 3-time Pro Bowl player, was selected by the Indianapolis Colts, with the number one pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Here are some very interesting facts about the American football quarterback:

  1. He was born on September 12, 1989 in Washington D.C to Oliver Luck, the Vice President of NCAA and Kathy Luck.
  2. Luck got his first unofficial football evaluation aged three years, when Jack Elway, then coach of Frankfurt Galaxy, sized up Luck and decided ‘He might be a player.’
  3. He is the oldest of four children. He has two sisters Mary Ellen and Emily and a brother Addison. He spent his childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany.
  4. His excellence in football can be attributed to his pro sports family. His father was a quarterback for the Houston Oilers and his sister Mary Ellen played volleyball at Stanford University.
  5. Although he was born in US, he spent most of his first eleven years in Europe, seven in Frankfurt and three in London.
  6. He did his schooling at Frankfurt International School, Germany and American School, London during his stay in Europe. Later he was enrolled in Stratford High School, Houston, when his father named CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.
  7. His stay in Europe attracted him towards soccer and later he started playing Pop Warner football when the family moved to Texas. His father taught him how to pass and coached his early youth teams.
  8. He is a big fan of ‘Houston Dynamo,’ soccer club, although he supports Arsenal F.C and Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
  9. Despite indifference start as freshman at Stratford High School due to broken collarbone, he threw for 7,139 yards with 53 touchdowns and rushed for another 2, 085 yards.
  10. Finishing school he accepted athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University. After redshirting as a freshman in 2008, he became the first Stanford freshman in 2009 to earn a starting quarterback since 1996.
  11. In his very first season, he led Cardinal to 2009 Sun Bowl with rating of 143.5 pass efficiency. He missed the Sun Bowl game after undergoing surgery on his finger on his throwing arm.
  12. Luck set record 32 touchdowns passes and 3,971 offensive yards in 2010 and led Cardinal to 2011 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech. He was named Most Valuable Player.
  13. In 2011, Luck set 37 touchdown pass to break his own record. His career total offence of 10,387 and career touchdown passes of 82 is a Stanford record.
  14. With his performance in 2011, he was named ‘Walter Camp Player of the Year’ and he won the ‘Maxwell Award’ as best all-round college football player.
  15. Luck graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural design and also received the 2011 ‘Academic All-America of the Year’ award.
  16. Luck was the best quarterback prospects after his junior year which prompted many fans calling or rally cry ‘Suck for Luck’for their team to lose as many games as possible to get the No.1 pick in the next NFL Draft.
  17. On April 26, 2012, Luck was selected first overall in the NFL Draft by Indianapolis Colts. He officially signed four years contract worth $ 22 million on July 19, 2012.
  18. During 2012 season he threw for 433 yards in a game against Miami Dolphins to set a new record for most yards in a game by a rookie. He later sent his jersey No. 12 to Pro Football Hall of Fame to be displayed.
  19. On December 23, 2012, He brought his passing yards total in the season to 4,183, which is most by a rookie. He broke the record 4,051 yards held by Cam Newton.
  20. Luck ended the 2013 season with 3,822 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. He was named to his second Pro Bowl as a replacement and went on to be taken first overall.
  21. He was the league’s leader in passing touchdown for the first time in 2014 and led Colts to the Play-off for the third straight year. He also earned his third straight Pro Bowl berth in that season.
  22. He has become famous for congratulating any player sincerely and enthusiastically when they hit him hard. He yells ‘great job’ or ‘what a hit’ which paralyzed the opponents with confusion.
  23. Luck had shoulder injury in week four of 2015 season and recovered only to be out of action for rest of the season with partially torn abdominal muscle.Colts failed to make the play-off.
  24. On June 29, 2016, he signed a contract extension with Colts worth $ 140 million with $ 87 million guaranteed for six years, making him the highest paid player in the league.
  25. Luck was listed on the team’s injury report every week of 2016 season. He undertook surgery to fix his right shoulder and missed off season workouts.
  26. His return to active play after surgery is not known. He said that he would not commit any specific return date for there is no reason to freak out
  27. He has signed up with Nike, Inc. in March 2012 to its roster of athlete in developing elite product with his insight.
  28. Luck is NFL’s unofficial librarian as he constantly recommends books to its teammates.
  29. Luck is going steady with his girlfriend Nicole Pechance for the last nine years. She is the senior gymnast at Stanford.
  30. Luck appeared on sitcom series ‘Parks and Recreation’ as himself with his teammates during its sixth season.
  31. Andrew Luck Net Worth: $20 Million

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