National Football League


Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts Starting Quarterback

#1 Draft Pick in the 2012 NFL Draft

Houston Stratford Graduate

Photo Courtesy of Nick Laham/Getty Images

Photo Courtesy of Nick Laham/Getty Images

NFL records and achievements

    • Recorded the most passing yards (4,374), attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six) by a rookie in NFL history.
    • Recorded the second-most completions (339) and third-most passing touchdowns (23) by a rookie in NFL history.
    • Broke the NFL single-game rookie record for passing yards (433) against Miami (11/4/12).
    • Became the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft to start a postseason game as a rookie.
    • Led the Colts to the most wins (11) by a No. 1 overall draft pick in his rookie season in NFL history.
    • Became 1-of-5 quarterbacks since 1966 to win 10-or-more games in his rookie season.
    • Recorded the most passing attempts (54) and second-most passing yards (288) by a rookie in a playoff game in the Colts AFC Wild Card contest at Baltimore.
    • Became the first NFL rookie to throw two game-winning touchdown passes inside the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter in a single season.


    2012 (COLTS):

    • Started all 16 games in his rookie season. Was 339-of-627 passing for an NFL rookie record 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Added 255 rushing yards on 62 carries and a club quarterback record five touchdowns.
    • In his first career NFL start at Chicago (9/9), completed 23-of-45 passes for 309 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for a 52.9 quarterback rating. Also added two carries for nine yards. His 309 passing yards is the highest total by a Colts rookie quarterback in their franchise debut.
    • Against the Vikings (9/16), completed 20-of-31 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns for a 107.5 quarterback rating. Also contributed with four rushes for 21 yards. Engineered two two-minute scoring drives. The first came at the end of the second quarter when he hit wide receiver Reggie Wayne for a 30-yard touchdown reception. The second came with 31 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter when he drove the team 40 yards to set up Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning 53-yard field goal.
    • Completed 22-of-46 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team’s loss against Jacksonville (9/23).
    • Set season highs in completions (31) and attempts (55) while throwing for 362 yards and three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) against Green Bay (10/7). Led the team back from an 18-point deficit to capture a 30-27 victory, becoming the first rookie quarterback to accomplish the feat since Detroit’s Matthew Stafford in 2009. Became the Colts’ first rookie quarterback since Bert Jones in 1973 to throw a touchdown pass in each of his first four career games. Became the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 1,200-plus yards (1,208) and record at least two wins in his team’s first four games. Joined Carolina quarterback Cam Newton as the only players in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards in three of their first four career games.
    • Completed 22-of-44 passes for 280 yards and two interceptions in a loss at the New York Jets (10/14).
    • In his sixth career start, completed 16-of-29 passes for 186 yards and added two rushing touchdowns in a victory over Cleveland (10/21) in Week 7. Became the third quarterback in franchise history and the first since 1988 to rush for two touchdowns in a single game.
    • Completed 26-of-38 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception for an 89.5 quarterback rating in a 19-13 overtime victory at Tennessee (10/28). Also added six carries for 28 rushing yards. Threw the game-winning 16-yard touchdown pass to running back Vick Ballard in overtime to seal the victory.
    • Finished with a career day as he completed 30-of-48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns for a 105.6 quarterback rating against Miami (11/4). His 433 yards set a new NFL record for passing yards by a rookie quarterback in a single game and topped his rookie franchise record for single game passing yards (362 vs. Green Bay on Oct. 7, 2012). Became the second rookie in NFL history to record four 300-yard passing games (Peyton Manning, 1998). His 433 passing yards mark the third-highest total in a single game in franchise history. His first half passing total of 273 yards is the fourth highest total in franchise history for a first half (Peyton Manning, 324 vs. Buffalo on Sept. 23, 2001). Luck also became the second player in the NFL with 270-plus passing yards in the first half (Drew Brees, 314 in Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay) at that time in the season. He threw two touchdown passes, his first to Reggie Wayne (nine yards) in the first quarter and the second, a 36-yard touchdown to fellow rookie T.Y. Hilton in the third quarter.
    • Threw for 227 yards on 18-of-26 passing in an NFL Network Thursday Night Football victory at Jacksonville (11/8).
    • Completed 27-of-50 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions at New England (11/18). With 334 yards, he became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to register five 300-yard passing outings in his first season, topping Peyton Manning’s record of four, which was set in 1998.
    • Completed 20-of-37 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception for a 71.9 quarterback rating vs. Buffalo (11/25). With the win, he tied Sam Bradford for the most wins (7) by a quarterback drafted No. 1 overall since 1970. Luck became the second rookie quarterback in Colts history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in their first season, and with 449 passing attempts, passed Jack Trudeau (417) for the second-most in a season by a rookie in team history.
    • Finished the game having completed 24-of-54 passes for 391 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions for a 70.8 passer rating at Detroit (12/2). With the win, he surpassed Sam Bradford (7) to become the first rookie quarterback drafted No. 1 overall to record eight victories since 1966. With 3,596 passing yards this season, he has passed Andy Dalton (3,398 in 2011), Matt Ryan (3,440 in 2008) and Sam Bradford (3,512 in 2010) for the third-most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history. Luck also totaled his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season, which improved his current rookie record. Luck’s four touchdown passes set a career-high as well as his long reception of 60 yards to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. His passing attempt total was the second-highest in 2012 (55 vs. Green Bay 10/7). Luck and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson were the first pair of NFL rookie quarterbacks with a game-winning touchdown pass in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime on the same day. The two joined Tim Couch and Matthew Stafford as the only rookies to throw a game-winning touchdown pass with 0:00 on the clock since 1970. Luck’s five game-winning drives in the fourth quarter/overtime are tied with Vince Young and Ben Roethlisberger for the most by a rookie since the AFL-NFL merger.
    • Finished the game having completed 16-of-34 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown against Tennessee (12/9). With 196 yards, he set a new franchise record (3,792) for passing yards by a rookie, topping Peyton Manning’s mark of 3,739 yards. With the Colts victory, he got credit for his sixth fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive for the Colts, which is the most by a rookie since the AFL/NFL merger. He surpassed Vince Young (2006 Titans) and Ben Roethlisberger (2004 Steelers) who each had five.
    • Completed 13-of-27 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns for a 95.6 passer rating at Houston (12/16). Found wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on a 61-yard touchdown in the second quarter for the team’s first touchdown of the game. The pass was the longest for both Luck and Hilton in 2012. The score marked Luck’s sixth touchdown pass from 30 or more yards and fourth touchdown pass from 40 yards or more.
    • Completed 17-of-35 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown in a victory over Kansas City (12/23). With 205 yards, he set a new NFL record for passing yards by a rookie quarterback, topping Cam Newton’s mark (4,051), which was set in 2011. Notched his seventh game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime this season, which ties an NFL record (previously done on six occasions). He also broke Chris Chandler’s franchise rookie record for wins in a season (10). With 35 passing attempts, Luck set a new NFL record for passing attempts by a rookie quarterback (topping Sam Bradford’s record of 590). He also passed Peyton Manning (575) for the most in a season by a rookie quarterback in Colts history. Pieced together the team’s first touchdown drive of the game in the fourth quarter when the Colts drove 73 yards in 13 plays, capped by a Reggie Wayne seven-yard touchdown.
    • Completed 14-of-28 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s victory over the Texans (12/30). With his first two completions in the first quarter, Luck set a new franchise record for completions by a rookie quarterback (327), topping Peyton Manning’s old mark of 326 in 1998. Found wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for a 70-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The pass and reception both marked career longs for Luck and Hilton. Luck finished the regular season with 23 touchdown passes and surpassed Charlie Conerly (22) for the third-most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Finished the season having won 11 games as a starter and joined Ben Roethlisberger (13), Joe Flacco (11), Matt Ryan (11) and Russell Wilson (11) as the only starting rookie quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to win at least 11 games. Luck’s 11 victories give him the most by a quarterback drafted No. 1 overall in his rookie season in NFL history. Sam Bradford held the previous record of seven wins in his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams in 2010.
    • Completed 28-of-54 passes for 288 yards in the team’s Wild Card Playoff loss at Baltimore (1/6/13) and became the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall to start a postseason game as a rookie. Compiled the second most passing yards by a rookie quarterback in a playoff game (288), set an NFL record for passing attempts (54) by a rookie quarterback in a single postseason game and set a franchise record for passing attempts by a quarterback in a postseason game.



    • Started all 38 games he played in at Stanford, completing 713-of-1,064 passes (67.0 percent) for 9,430 yards, 82 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, as he set school career records for touchdown passes and pass completion percentage.
    • Was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010 and 2011.
    • Named the Maxwell Award Winner for the National Collegiate Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Was also the recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Trophy and named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year by CoSIDA in 2011.
    • Finished his collegiate career at Stanford with 31 victories as a starter, the most ever attained by a Cardinal quarterback. His winning percentage (81.5) is the best in school history.
    • Helped lead Stanford to 29 consecutive weeks in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, including 22 consecutive weeks in the Top 10.
    • Quarterbacked three of the most prolific offensive teams in school history by helping Stanford amass 461 points in 2009 as a freshman, a school-record 524 points as a sophomore and 561 points as a junior, the seventh-highest total in the nation.
    • With 82 career touchdown passes, left school ranked fourth in Pac-12 Conference history. His career-high 37 scoring strikes as a junior are surpassed by only Southern California’s Matt Leinart (38 in 2003) for the Pac-12 Conference season record.
    • Earned the top two spots on the Stanford season record chart with 37 touchdown passes in 2011 and 32 connections in 2010.
    • Finished second in school annals behind Steve Stenstrom (10,531 yards; 1991-1994) for the most passing yardage for a career, and his pass attempts (1,064) and completions (713) both placed fourth in school history.
    • Holds the second and third positions in the Stanford season record book with passing yardage figures of 3,517 yards as a junior and 3,338 yards as a sophomore, topped by only Steve Stenstrom’s 3,627 yards in 1993.
    • Completed 288 attempts in 2011 to rank behind only Stenstrom’s 1993 total of 300 while his 2010 figure of 263 completions rank fourth on the Cardinal annual record chart.
    • The first Cardinal to amass over 10,000 yards in total offense (10,387), establishing a new Stanford record and finishing sixth in Pac-12 history.
    • Accounted for 3,791 total yards in 2010 and 3,667 in 2011 to earn the top two positions on the Cardinal season record list.
    • Threw for over 300 yards in eight contests during his collegiate career, the fourth-best total by a Stanford passer.
    • Became the first Stanford player to throw for at least four scores more than twice in a season.
    • Holds the school career record for quarterbacks with 957 rushing yards. Set the season rushing record for a quarterback in 2010 with 453 yards and also ranks third on the list with 354 yards on the ground in 2009.



    • Attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas.
    • Finished his prep career with 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns on 488-of-824 passing (.592) while also adding 2,085 rushing yards in three seasons.
    • As a senior, completed 196-of-338 pass attempts for 2,684 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 671 yards. Earned second-team All-Texas honors for Class 5A.
    • Selected as an All-America by SuperPrep and listed as the nation’s seventh-best quarterback by the publication in 2007.
    • Threw for 2,926 yards and 27 touchdowns on 176-of-257 passing and rushed for 714 yards in his junior season.
    • Named the 19-5A District MVP and was a All-America pick in 2006.
    • Totaled 1,529 yards and seven touchdowns through the air on 116-of-229 passing as a sophomore, adding 700 rushing yards.
    • Served as the valedictorian of his high school’s graduation class of 2008.
    • Served as a co-spokesperson for the “COLTSTRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG” campaign for the Indianapolis Library.
    • Hosted an NFL Play 60 event with Indianapolis Public School students.
    • Co-hosted the 12th Man Leukemia Jam, an event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
    • Participated in the Colts QB Shopping event with Shepherd Community Center as a volunteer shopper.
    • Visited Riley Hospital for Children to spread cheer during the holidays.
    • Donated 20 tickets per game to Riley Hospital for Children at IU health, Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity.
    • Was a 2012 NFL Super Bowl Contest Spokesperson.
    • At Stanford, carried a 3.48 cumulative grade point average as an architectural design major.
    • Son of former Houston Oiler and West Virginia quarterback Oliver Luck.
    • A native of Houston, Texas.


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