Andrew Luck is an ex American footballer who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Indianapolis Colts, for a duration of 6 years. Though he had a relatively short career, Andrew Luck’s stint in the NFL was marked by active play, exceptional wits and exemplary performance. The former quarterback who constantly battled injury in his career achieved quite a lot in his 6 years stint in the NFL. We review the life and profile of the recently retired NFL quarterback in this Andrew Luck biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life.
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Andrew Luck Biography Facts, Age, Family, Wife, Playing Career
- Full Name: Andrew Austen Luck
- Nicknames: Wolverine, Captain Clutch, The Bearded Pony
- Date of Birth: September 12, 1989
- Age: 30 years
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
- Weight: 109 kg (240lbs)
- Education: Stratford High School; Stanford University
- Parents: Oliver Luck; Kathy Wilson Luck
- Siblings: Addison Luck (brother), Mary Ellen Luck (sister), Emily Luck (sister)
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Nicole Pechanec (married 2019)
- Net Worth: $40 million
- Occupation: Ex- American Football Player
- League: NFL
- NFL Draft: 2012 (Round 1; Pick 1) by the Indianapolis Colts
- Playing Position: Quarterback
- Jersey Number: #12
- Playing Career: 2012–2018 (retired 2018)
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Andrew Luck Childhood Story & Early Life
Born on the 12th of September 1989, Andrew is the first of four children born to his father, Oliver Luck and mother, Kathy Luck. Though it’s unclear how Andrew got introduced to football, it definitely was easy as his father once played as a quarterback for NFL franchise, Houston Oilers. Due to the fact that his father worked as the General manager of two teams that played in the now-defunct NFL Europa which was widely known as the World League of American Football, Andrew lived in London and Frankfurt, where he embraced soccer and loved the game.
Andrew Luck High School Career Highlights
Stratford High School
In London, Andrew schooled at the American School in London and the Frankfurt International School in Frankfurt. When his father’s job brought Andrew and his siblings back to the US, he schooled at Stratford High School where he played American football. In 2008, Andrew graduated from high school and was one of the co-valedictorian in his graduating class. Recruiting ranking website, Rivals.com rated Andrew as a four-star recruit. In the 2008 class, Luck was ranked the fourth pro-style quarterback in the country. He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2008. Luck received several college scholarship offers but committed to Stanford University.
Andrew Luck College Career Highlights
Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal Football)
In his first year in college, Andrew was redshirted. In his sophomore year, he was named the team’s starting quarterback. He led his team to the Sun Bowl, which he didn’t feature in. At the end of his sophomore season of college, Luck was the top player in the Pac-10 in pass efficiency rating. In his third year of college, Andrew gathered media attention as a result of his top football skills. Luck led his team to 12 victories in 13 games and to the Orange Bowl which they won. For his performance, he was named the Orange Bowl MVP. He easily earned a spot in the All-Pac-10 First Team and was awarded the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
At the end of the 2010 season, Andrew was expected to forgo his two years of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft. He, however, decided to earn his degree and went on to play college football for another season. In his final season of college football, Andrew played in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, which the Cardinals lost. He was named to the ESPN, Pro Football Weekly and Walter Camp First Team All America. He also received the Walter Camp and Maxwell Award Player of the Year award. He was also named to the First Team All-Pac-12.
Andrew Luck Professional/NFL Career, Achievements & Awards
Indianapolis Colts (2012–2018)
In April 2012, Luck became the fourth Stanford University player to be selected as the first pick in an NFL draft, after he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as its first overall pick. In July 2012, he signed a $22 million rookie contract with the Colts. In his rookie season, he started all regular-season games for the Colts. He was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl. In the 2013 season, he played in fine form and was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl. In his 2014 season, Andrew once again was in top form. He received his third AFC Offensive Player of the week award. The colts made it through the AFC Divisional Round but lost in the AFC Championship. Andrew was once again named to the Pro Bowl.
In April 2016, the fifth-year option in Andrew’s contract was exercised and he signed a deal which will guarantee a payment of $16.55 million. He played in top form until November 2015, when he suffered a torn muscle in his abdomen and a lacerated kidney. He was out of action for the rest of the season and was ranked 92nd in the Top 100 NFL players of 2016. In June 2016, he became the highest-paid NFL player after he signed a $140 million contract which guaranteed $87 million. He received another AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Andrew only missed one game in the season and was ranked the 51st top NFL player in the Top 100 NFL Players of 2017. He then has surgery to correct a shoulder issue at the end of the 2016 season.
Andrew’s 2017 season was blighted by injury as he could not play in the season due to various concerns regarding his shoulder injury. In the 2018 season, Andrew returned in top form, playing in his best form. He played the last game of his career in the AFC Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs which they lost. He was named to the Pro Bowl and the Pro Football Writers Association awarded him the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. In August 2018, Andrew who was then 29 years old, announced that he would retire citing recurrent injuries as a factor for his early retirement.
Andrew Luck Net Worth & Endorsement
Andrew Luck is worth $40 million. While he was playing football, Luck had endorsement deals with Nike, BodyArmour, Panini and DIRECTV, Inc. It’s unclear if this endorsement deals are still valid.
Andrew Luck Personal Life & Trivia
In March 2019, he married Nicole Pechanec, after a long period of dating. They both have one child.
Luck is a graduate of architectural design from Stanford University. Luck’s sister, Mary Ellen is also a Stanford graduate.
Luck’s father played as a quarterback at West Virginia University and was later the University’s Athletics director. He also played as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers. He currently works as the commissioner of the American Football League XFL.
Luck is a fan of English soccer teams, Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal F.C. His favourite musician is, Bruce Springsteen. He enjoys reading and cites Papillon by Henri Charrière as one of his favourite books.
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