Saturday, March 22, 2014
Andrew Austen Luck is the current quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. WHEW, he is one mega-hot nerdy boy!
Luck was born in Washington, D.C., on September 12, 1989, to Oliver (a former quarterback for the Houston Oilers) and Kathy (Wilson) Luck. At the time, his father worked for the World Football League, and Andrew spent his childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany. They moved 13 times in 11 years. Although he grew up liking soccer, he had a passion for American football because of his father's sports past. His father was named CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2002, so the family moved to Houston, Texas, and Andrew attended Stratford High School. Although his father coached him as a youth, his dad completely backed off once Andrew entered high school. They never watched game footage together, and although they watched televised games they never dissected them. Andrew was a standout football quarterback, and a complete nerd -- into comic books, anime, Bananagrams, and architecture. He graduated at the top of his class, and was his high school's valedictorian.
Luck chose to attend Stanford University over Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Rice, and Virginia. He chose architecture as a major, and earned a 3.48 GPA. He usually rode a broken-down bicycle on campus, and did not own a car (although sometimes he borrowed his younger sister's 2003 Honda). He owned a 2006 flip-phone, and never upgraded. His favorite pasttimes were sitting around and drinking beer; watching action, comedy, and historical epic movies; reading historical fiction; going to concerts (his favorite bands are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Awolnation); and playing the board game Settlers of Catan. He had the same meal almos every morning: an omelet, fruit, and oatmeal stirred together with yogurt. Luck was a redshirt his freshman year (which means he could practice with the team but not play, and yet retained a year of NCAA eligibility if he was a fifth-year senior). He tried out for quarterback his sophomor year, and beat out starter Tavita Pritchard. Stanford, a perennial bottom-barrel team, suddenly had spark. The team went to the Sun Bowl (although Luck broke a finger in the final game of the season and missed the bowl game due to surgery). His junior year, he led Stanford to an 12-and-1 season and a 40–to-12 Orange Bowl win over Virginia Tech. He was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.
Even though he had two years of college eligibility remaining, professional football teams wanted Luck to declare for the draft. He was eligible to enter the draft without penalty, as he had completed his junior year. Luck turned down offers of $30 million to stay in school. Luck led Stanford to a 11–and-2 record in 2011 and a berth in a the Fiesta Bowl. Again he was runner-up for the Heisman, losing to Robert Griffin III. He graduated from Stanford in June 2012 with a bachelors degree in architectural design.
Despite RGIII′s impressive season, Luck was the No. 1 overall draft pick. The Indianapolis Colts, who had just gone a miserable 2–and-14 record, took him as their pick. Just seven days after graduating from college, Luck signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Colts.
In his NFL debut, Luck's very first pass was a 63-yard touchdown throw to Donald Brown.
In his first season with the Colts, Luck captained the team to an 11-and-5 record, losing the AFC wildcard playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens, 24–to-9. (The Ravens went on to win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-to-31, over the San Francisco 49ers.) In his second season, Luck again led the team to an 11-and-5 record. The Colts won the AFC wildcard game, 45-to-44 over the Kansas City Chiefs, but lost the AFC Divisional playoff game to the New England Patriots, 43-to-22.
Luck is notoriously private. He has no tattoos that anyone knows of, lives in downtown Indianapolis, and bikes rather than drives around. His favorite foods are Italian and Indian, and he spends his vacations traveling to see architecture. He still plays Settlers of Catan with his NFL teammates, and reads a few pages of a book every night before bed. Few of his teammates at Stanford knew he had a girlfriend, but he did. Her name is Nicole Pechanec. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and holds dual citizenship with the Czech Republic since both her parents are Czech. Her father was a professional yachtsman and Her mother was a member of the Czech national gymnastics team. She was home-schooled in the Czech Republic most of her life, and was trained from an early age to be a gymnast. She was a member of the Czech World Champion teams in 2006, 2007, and 2010 (where her team finished 2d overall at the World Championships). She was gymnastics team captain at Stanford, where she graduated in June 2012 with a degree in engineering. She spent most of 2012 working at NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas, helping to design a deep space habitat for a future mission to Mars.
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Andrew Luck is RARELY seen shirtless or at the beach. He never works out shirtless. He's never had a beefcake shot done of him. He never practices without a shirt on. He never has been interviewed without a shirt on. He has rarely been seen in a tank-top, and has never been seen swimming. He has only been seen at the beach once, shirtless, and the only photo taken of him was from an extreme distance.
The best shot of Andrew's furry, muscular body was taken at the NFL pre-draft combine, where Andrew was photographed jumping into the air for a "high-touch test". It revealed how luscious his body really is.