Andrew Luck is among the trending names in American football, thanks to his exceptional skills and resilience. The superstar currently plays the quarterback position for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. Andrew garnered wide attention in 2016 when he signed the richest contract in NFL history. He penned down a six-year extension deal valued at $140 million with the Colts. Meanwhile, that mark has since been surpassed by Derek Carr and now Aaron Rogers who is currently the dude with the highest deal ($180 million) in NFL history.
Andrew has never given anything less than his best since he was chosen by the Colts as the first overall selection in the draft of 2012. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and the leader of passing touchdowns in the 2014 season. The Colts’ star finished his college career at Stanford University, learn more about him below.
Who is Andrew Luck?
It is no secret that the athletic quarterback, Andrew Austen Luck, was born on the 12th day of September 1989. It is also a common knowledge that he was born in Washington, D. C. to American parents, Olivier Luck and his wife Kathy Luck. Amazingly, his father also played football professionally. Andrew grew up in Texas where he completed his high school at Stratford High School. There, he played football with the school team, finishing with a career record of 7,139 passing yards and rushing for 2,085 yards while scoring 53 touchdowns. Andrew got a four-star rating from sporting websites and a spot in the US Army All-American Bowl held in 2008.
While he was scouted by top universities in the country, Andrew chose to accept a scholarship offer from Stanford University. On joining the school football team in 2008, he got a redshirt. Returning in 2009, he was made the starting quarterback. Andrew had a total of 2,929 rushing yards and 2,575 throwing yards that season. He also made strides in the remainder of his college career seasons, recording 3,338 passing yards in 2010 and 3,517 yards in 2011. His excellent performances fetched him lots of accolades at the end of his career.
Professional Career and Injury Update
After putting up a stellar performance in his college career, Andrew Luck was picked by the Indianapolis Colts as the first player in the 2012 draft of the NFL. He penned down his four-year rookie deal worth $22 million in July 2012. Joining the Colts, Andrew made his first professional appearance against the Chicago Bears in September 2012. Afterward, it was widely speculated that he would be the Colts’ long-term quarterback. Mr. Luck made this speculation a reality at the end of his rookie season, he completed 4,183 passing yards, surpassing Cam Newton’s record of 4,051. He also earned his first Pro Bowl call-up at the end of the season. Luck also got two more Pro Bowl selections in 2013 and 2014. He led the league in passing touchdowns in 2014 when he made a total of 40 touchdowns in the season. The Colts took up a fifth-year option on Andrew’s contract in 2015 and that season, the quarterback performance was plagued by injuries. He suffered a kidney injury and a torn abdominal muscle in November 2015. Due to the injury, Andrew missed out of action for the remainder of the season. He played just seven games for the Colts having 1,881 passing yards and 15 touchdowns.
Prior to the beginning of the 2016 season, Andrew Luck penned down a six-year contract extension worth $140 million. The deal made him the highest paid player in the league at the time. He finished the 2016 season with a record of 4,240 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. During the off-season, Andrew underwent surgery to repair his right shoulder. As a result of the surgery, he was placed on injured reserve for the whole of 2017 season. Luck made his team’s active roster in 2018, making 16 appearances for the Colts and recording 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
His Salary and Net Worth
Andrew Luck has been outstanding since the inception of his professional career and he has completed over six seasons with the Colts. He is living a lavish lifestyle and his net worth is currently estimated at $40 million. He signed a six-year contract extension with the Colts in 2016 and he receives an annual salary of $24.5 million. Asides from football, the player earn millions of dollars from his endorsement deals with Nike and BodyArmor SuperDrink.
Andrew’s Relationships – Meet His Wife or Girlfriend
This athlete has been in a long-term relationship with his college sweetheart named Nicole Pechanec. Nicole is a former Czech national gymnast who is now working as a producer at NBC TV network. She was born to Czech immigrants in New Jersey and attended Stanford University. While there, Nicole was a standout athlete and the recipient of Pam Strathairn Award in 2012.
The pair met while at Stanford University and after a while, they started their relationship. They haven’t walked down the aisle yet.