Andrew Luck is a former professional quarterback. Highly touted during his college football career at Stanford, Luck was the recipient of the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in 2011 and twice recognized as an All-American.
Following his collegiate success, he was selected first overall by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft. Luck played in the NFL for seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Luck made an impact within his first year by setting the rookie records and leading a Colts team that went 2–14 the previous year to an 11–5 record and playoff berth. Establishing himself as a dual-threat quarterback, he guided Indianapolis to consecutive AFC South division titles in his following two seasons. In the postseason, Luck oversaw the NFL's second-largest playoff comeback during the 2013–14 NFL playoffs and helped the Colts reach the AFC Championship Game the next postseason. He earned Pro Bowl honors during his first three years and led the league in passing touchdowns in 2014. Over the next three seasons, Luck struggled with injuries that would eventually sideline him for the entirety of 2017. He returned to form the following year, which saw him set career-highs in attempts, completions, completion percentage, and passer rating, as well as bringing the Colts back to the playoffs. For his success, Luck was named Comeback Player of the Year and voted to a fourth Pro Bowl.
However, citing the injuries he sustained, Luck retired before the start of the 2019 season. He is regarded as one of the best professional athletes to retire in their prime.