Andrew Austen Luck was born in Washington, D. C., on September 12, 1989. A quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, he previously enjoyed a hugely successful college football career, which saw him widely tipped for superstardom in the National Football League. In both 2010 and 2011, he finished as the runner up for the Heisman Trophy.
After spending much of his youth in Europe, Luck attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas, where he developed a reputation as one of the top quarterback recruiting prospects. He chose to play college football at Stanford University, where he redshirted in 2008, before becoming the starting quarterback in 2009. During the 2010 season, he emerged as one of the best college football players in the country, leading the school to a number 4 ranking in the final AP Poll and being named as the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2011, following his hugely impressive sophomore year, Luck was widely expected to be the number one pick in the NFL Draft. However, he opted to return to complete his junior year with Stanford, where he won the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year again.
With his reputation enhanced further, Luck was hyped as one of the greatest amateur football prospects in recent history and was again projected to be the number one selection in the NFL Draft. Towards the end of the 2011 season, many fans urged their teams to lose their remaining games, in order to increase their chances of receiving the first draft pick; a campaign which earned the name "Suck for Luck". In the 2012 NFL Draft, as expected, the Indianapolis Colts selected Luck as the first overall pick.
In his first two seasons with the Colts, Luck led the team to the playoffs twice and helped them to win the 2013 AFC South Division Title. In 2012, he set a new record for passing yards by a rookie quarterback, throwing for 4,374 yards in total. He was named as the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week three times, the AFC Offensive Player of the Week once and was selected to the Pro Bowl. In 2013, he was named as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career and became a two-time Pro Bowler at the end of the season.
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