Luck was born on September 12, 1989 in Washington, D.C. After spending parts of his childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany, Luck moved to Texas and played his high school football at Stratford High School in Houston.
He was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com after he threw for 7,139 yards and 53 TDs in his high school career. He chose to go to Stanford over Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Rice, and Virginia.
Despite played in a run-oriented offense led by Toby Gerhart, Luck threw for 2,575 yards in his first year as the starter.
Luck threw for 3,300 yards and 32 TDs as a sophomore and 3,500 yards and 37 TDs as a junior. He was named the Conference Offensive Player of the Year both season and also received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award as a junior. He finished second in the Heisman Trophy Voting in both years.
Luck was drafted first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Colts.
In his rookie season, Luck set several rookie records, including the most wins by a rookie QB drafted first overall and the most passing yards by a rookie, a record previously broken by Cam Newton the year before. He finished his first season with 4,374 passing yards (seventh most in the NFL) and 23 TD passes, but he did throw 18 interceptions. He also led his team on seven game-winning drives, the most in the NFL, leading his team back to the playoffs.
His sophomore campaign was highlighted by 3,882 passing yards and 23 TDs with only nine interceptions. He earned his second trip to the Pro-Bowl in 2013.
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