Andrew Luck Bio: Early Life, Career, Retirement & Net Worth

As we sit back and discuss sports, only a few athletes come to mind for whom we could go on continuous for hours and hours, and when such happens, we don’t want to let go of the player ever.

Andrew Luck is that one rare player who we wish to see forever in the field. The American former professional footballer featured as the Indianapolis Colts member for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

Furthermore, compared to other great players, he came into the field for fewer seasons but achieved many more milestones ever since his rookie years.

Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck

Throughout his journey, Luck has improvised himself as the running quarterback (dual-threat quarterback), hence retiring during his peak time.

Above all, Andrew is a badass celebrity that you will never see worrying about that stuff, either huge or small.

Therefore, he proves chilled time with himself, portraying how big of a deal he is. So get ready to know more about Andrew Luck, and stick with us till the end.

Quick Facts:

Full NameAndrew Austen Luck
Date of BirthSeptember 12, 1989
BirthplaceWashington, D.C.
Nick NameWolverine, Meal Ticket
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignVirgo
Age33 Years Old
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight240 lb (109 kg)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorHazel
BuildAthletic
Father’s NameOliver Luck
Mother’s NameKathy Wilson Luck
SiblingsA younger brother, Addison Luck, and two younger sisters, Emily Luck and Mary Ellen Luck
EducationFrankfurt International School The American School in London Stratford High School Stratford University
Marital StatusMarried
WifeNicole Pechanec
KidsLucy Luck
ProfessionFootball Player
PositionQuarterback
AffiliationsIndianapolis Colt (2012-2018)
Jersey number12
Net Worth$40 million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
MerchPaperback, Autograph, Jersey, Card, T-shirt, Football Card
Last UpdateSeptember, 2022

Andrew Luck | Early Life, Family & Education

Andrew Austen Luck shortly Andrew Luck was born in Washington, D.C. to parents Kathy Wilson Luck and Oliver Luck.

His father used to be a former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers and athletic director at West Virginia University.

Additionally, he is also a former executive vice president for regulatory affairs at the NCAA and the XFL commissioner.

Before moving out of the States, Oliver had tried his hands on law and congressional candidates, which both failed.

Therefore, he thought of starting his own pro football team, and thus, he came to Germany with his wife and one-year-old son.

Luck’s family were the Americans living abroad as, back then, his father was a general manager of two World League of American Football teams working from Frankfurt, Germany.

Therewith, till the age of four, Luck attended the Frankfurt International School until they moved to London.

Luck's childhood
Luck’s childhood

Andrew spent a big chunk of his childhood in London as he attended the American School there.

As far back as he can remember, Andrew had opened up, stating how he thought every dad would own a pro league football team in Europe after being a professional quarterback.

During his childhood, he learned to speak german, drink, eat in Europe, watch NFLs, visit museums, and sketch stadium designs.

As we move into his schooling days, he would teach his non-American friends about football during his recess, sketching the details in their palms.

To sum up his childhood, it was basically hosting a birthday party for his non-American friends, playing football in sweatshirts as a jersey, and re-watching his dad’s games.

How old is Andrew Luck? Age, Height & Body Measurements

Andrew Luck is 33 years old as of now. He was born on September 12, 1989, under the sun sign Virgo.

Moreover, Andrew is a tall guy with a maintained bulk athletic body. The player stands at 6 ft 4 inches (1.93 m) while weighing 240 lb (109 kg).

Overall, he has an oval-shaped face with beautiful hazel eyes and dark brown eyes with a beard of the same color.

Not to mention, Andrew has also received a lot of attention for his legendary neckbeard.

As for his bodily measurements, he has a perfect athletic body measuring 48-chest size, 36-waist size, and 16.5-biceps size  (122-42-91.5cm)

Andrew Luck | Early Career

High School

During his teenage days, they moved back to Texas as his father became the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority CEO.

Right then, Luck started his high school days in Stratford High School as he commenced his baseball days.

He is the graduation pack of the year 2008 as he threw 7,139 yards, 53 touchdowns, and added 2,085 yards by the end of the time.

As he graduated with honors, he played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl the same year, and thus, he has titled the No. 4 pro-style quarterbacks in the class of 2008.

Simultaneously, as he had offers from Northwestern Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Purdue Boilermakers, Rice Owls, and Virginia Cavaliers, Luck was named the four-star recruit Rivals.com.

However, at the end of the day, he chose Stratford over all of them as head coach Jim Harbaugh recruited him.

Not to mention that sweet moment, when Andrew had stated how football had founded his passion, adding,

“The Houston Dynamo is the number one team in my heart because my father is the club’s founding president and general manager.”

College Career

With the graduation day coming to an end, Luck enrolled in Stanford University with a full scholarship, where he spent his time from 2008-2011 under the Cardinals’ coach David Shaw.

For the extra facts, his younger sister Mary Ellen is also a Stanford graduate who used to play volleyball. Not to mention his other sister, Emily, is a current Stanford student.

2009

Before the beginning of the foremost season with his college, he was redshirted and played as the starting quarterback winning the position over Tavita Pritchard.

With this, he became the second Stanford freshman to earn the starting quarterback job standing behind Chad Hutchinson.

During the season, Andrew led the Cardinals and had earned victories over Oregon and USC teams; however, he broke his finger at the match against Notre Dame.

Hence, he had surgery and did not attend the Sun Bowl thus, ending the season with 2,929 yards and an efficiency rating of 143.5.

2010

With just a year into his college career, Andrew stood as one of the nation’s top players.

During the very season, he had recorded a victory in the Orange Bowl over Virginia Tech and claimed the Orange Bowl MVP.

Following it as he had an efficiency rating of 170.2 leading into Pac-10, he surpassed Steve Stenstrom and John Elway‘s touchdowns record of 27 with 32 of his own.

Additionally, he had won the Offensive Player of the Week award with new Stanford single-season records as 70.7% completion percentage and 170.2 pass efficiency rating.

By the end of the season, he had a chance to be in the 2011 NFL Draft; however, he stayed in the college to finish his degree.

Orange Bowl
Andrew Luck at Orange Bowl.

2011

Andrew moved to another shining year with banging commencement as he claimed the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

Similar to last year, he stood second again in the Heishman Trophy voting and won the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, again, for the second time of his career.

Furthermore, bigger organizations and websites as AFCA, Walter Camp, ESPN.com, Pro football weekly named him the First Team All Americal.

In the meantime, he successfully broke John Elway‘s touchdowns record of 77 by 82 of his own, followed by Steve Stenstrom’s record of 9,825 yards with 10,387 yards of his.

By the end of the year, he had the highest completion percentage in a season with71.3% and was awarded 2011 Academic All-America of the Year.

Overall, Luck graduated from Stanford on June 17, 2012, with a bachelor’s degree in architectural design.

Subsequently, he was given the Al Masters Award to honor his athletic performance, leadership, and academic achievement.

Andrew Luck | Professional and NFL Career

A long time before the commencement of his career in then professional grounds, Andrew was already all over the news as “the best quarterback since Peyton Manning,” the No. 1 overall draft prospect, and “the most NFL-ready of all the draft-eligible quarterback prospects.”

Indianapolis Colts

On April 26, 2012, the Colts announced to draft him in the team as the first overall draft pick, and on July 19, 2012, they signed a four-year $22 million deal with Andrew.

As the Colts general manager, Ryan Grigson had selected Luck as the first overall draft. He stood as the fourth quarterback to be the first pick after Bobby Garrett, Jim Plunkett, and Elway.

The Year 2012

Luck made his debut for the team against the St. Louis Rams, and he had his first career interception to Tim Jennings and a first career touchdown pass to Donnie Avery for a regular-season update.

Unfortunately, he had several losses at the start of the season and had his first career win against the Minnesota Vikings.

Similarly, his first career overtime game wins facing the division rival Tennessee Titans.

Consequently, by the end of Week 13, Luck was named as the most wins by a rookie quarterback drafted first overall in NFL history.

Furthermore, Luck closed his rookie season with 205 throws with 4,183 yards.

The Year 2013

Unlike the last year, he began this with a win against the Oakland Raiders, followed by losses and an eventual win over his former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh against the San Francisco 49ers.

He also made the Seattle Seahawks taste their first loss during the journey as he had his ninth comeback win.

By the end of the season, Luck had two AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, leading the Colts to their first divisional championship win.

The Year 2014

This year is labeled as Luck’s best year of his career and the very year he had his first playoff on January 4.

During his first NFL home playoff game, Luck recorded 29 passes for 433 yards and 4 touchdowns and was ranked #1 on NFL.com’s Top Games.

On January 19, he was named to the Pro Bowl, followed by AFC Offensive Player of the Week to match against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Subsequently, let me wrap up things in short about his season’s achievements.

  • The first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 370 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a completion percentage of 70 percent or above in consecutive games.
  • He broke his own single-season touchdown against the New York Giants, the first quarterback in 2014 to reach 3,000 passing yards.
  • AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November)
  • Pro Bowl berth (third straight)
  • AFC Divisional Round (a win against Denver Broncos)
  • league’s leader in passing touchdowns

AFC Offensive Player of the Week
AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Year 2015

With the end of the star-studded season, Colts added a fifth year in their deal with Andrew as they would pay $16.55 million guaranteed money from 2016.

With the beginning of the season for the year, he did not attend two games due to his unfortunate shoulder injury.

Thus, he came on the field on October 16 against the New England Patriots, which came as a loss.

Advancing further, with a win against the Caroline Panthers, he was again sidelined due to his lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle.

Therefore, he did not attend any games for the remaining season, including the playoff games.

The Year 2016

This year, Luck became the highest-paid player in the league as The Colts extended their contract to the sixth year with $87 million guaranteed money and worth of $140 million.

He had bagged the AFC Offensive Player of the Week with 278 yards and four touchdowns for the season.

By the end of the year, he has had 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns and a career-high 63.5 completion percentage.

The Year 2017

Due to Luck’s shoulder injury, he missed the whole year in the game as he underwent surgery. Hence, he was also sidelined from the playoff games and training camps.

For his thorough treatment, he flew to England on November 11, and as he returned to the U.S, at first, he was given a throwing program.

The Year 2018

With an interval of 616 days, Luck returned in 2018 and debuted against the Cincinnati Bengals as the Colts lost. However, he managed to set a career-high completion with 39.

In Week 2 and 3, both came as a loss that drew attention from crowds and fans questioning his shoulder issue.

Likewise, in Week 4, he again had a career-high completion of 40 against the Houston Texans, but the game came as a loss.

With the continuous loss until Week 6, the Colts had five winning streaks from Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and the New York Giants.

Hereby, coming to the end of the season, they had won nine out of ten games in Wild Card berth, while Luck recorded 4,593 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.

In the meantime, he was named to his fourth Pro Bowl, and Pro Football Writers Association awarded him with the National Football League Comeback Player of the Year. 

“For better or worse, many people’s image is based on the first things that are being written about them. You can’t control what people write about you, so-good or bad-I have never lost sleep about it.”

Andrew Luck quotes

Andrew Luck | Summary Career Stats

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 Learn more about Luck’s stats and scouting report on ESPN

Andrew Luck | Early Retirement

At the age of only 29, Luck officially announced his retirement from the NFL due to his recurring injuries and long rehabilitation processes.

Andrew is also named the best professional player who is ending his career at the peak, and following his retirement, he had made the following statement on August 24, 2019.

“I’ve been stuck in this process. I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live. It’s taken the joy out of this game. The only way forward for me is to remove myself from football. This is not an easy decision. It’s the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me.”

-Andrew Luck quotes

Andrew Luck | Awards and Highlights

College

  • First-team All American (AFCA, Walter Camp, ESPN.com & PFW)
  • Maxwell Award
  • Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Academic All-America of the Year (CoSIDA)
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year
  • First-team All-Pac-12

Professional

  • 4× Pro Bowl (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2018)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2018)
  • 2× AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November 2014 & November 2018)
  • 5× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 9, 2012; Week 7, 2013; 2014 Week 3; Week 13, 2016 & Week 11, 2018)
  • 3× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 3, 2012; Week 5, 2012; & Week 8, 2012)

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How much is Andrew Luck worth? Net Worth and Salary

As of 2022, Luck is reported to have a net worth of $40 million, with an annual salary of $24 million at his career peak.

Likewise, he has earned more than $97.1 million in total salary during his seven NFL seasons.

Andrew was the highest-paid player in NFL history in 2016. Previously, he had signed a six-year, $140 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.

That deal included $47 million as fully guaranteed money and an average annual salary of $23.3 million. 

He played three of five years with the Colts. It was the last contract of Andrew Luck’s football career.

Furthermore, he is sponsored by brands as BodyArmor, DIRECTV, Inc., Nike, and Panini, and he earns $2.8 million only through brand endorsements.

To date, Luck first made his media appearance in 2013 with a comedy series Parks and Recreation.

Back then, he featured in the fifth episode of the show alongside his teammates Reggie WayneAnthony Castonzo, Robert Mathis, and Adam Vinatieri.

Who is Andrew Luck’s wife? Love Life & Child

Luck is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Pechanec, who is a former Stanford gymnast.

The duo married in Prague in the Czech Republic, and at present, they have a daughter named Lucy Luck.

Back in their days, they both were the architecture major, and both were athletic figures as Nicole also was the gymnast captain.

Andrew Luck and Nicole
Andrew Luck and Nicole

Additionally, there was news that the two lived together in a condo. As we move onto Andrew’s social media, he is way too behind in the digital area.

According to the news, he is not into smartphones, and hence, he uses a simple and old-fashioned Samsung flip phone.

Social Media Presence:

Andrew Luck does not have any social media accounts. In fact, he used to have one during his high school days, but he has not used that ever since.

Therewith, we’ll provide you with his fan pages. Interestingly, there is a hilarious Twitter account dedicated to Andrew Luck named Capt. AndrewLuck.

The account imagines life from the all-star Quarterback as a Civil War officer, writing home to tell his “Dearest mother” the latest news on his season. 

You can follow his fan accounts via this link. 

Instagram fan page@andrew.luck12
Twitter fan page@CaptAndrewLuck, @FauxAndyLuck

Andrew Luck | Favourites

Before wrapping up this whole article, let me add a few doses of Andrew’s likes below.

Favorite bookPapillon by Henri Charrière
Favorite music concertBy Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Favorite foodBaked Beans, Stinky Cheese, Chocolate, Duck Prosciutto, and Beer
Favorite board gameSettlers of Catan
Favorite musicianBruce Springsteen

Some FAQs:

Who is the Colts quarterback right now?

At present, Philip Rivers is the Colts quarterback.

What is Andrew Luck’s highest Madden rating?

Andrew Luck’s highest overall Madden rating is 83.

Did Andrew Luck send his jersey to the Hall of Fame?

Yes, Andrew Luck sent his jersey from the Dolphins game to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Is Andrew Luck a free agent?

No, Andrew Luck is not a free agent. He retired from football in the 2019 NFL season. So, he will not sign a contract to play for any team.

How much are Andrew Luck football rookie cards worth?

Andrew Luck football rookie card price ranges from $1.73-$45.16.

Which team did Andrew Luck play last game with?

Andrew Luck played his last game with the professional football team Indianapolis Colts

What are the chances of Andrew Luck coming back?

Some Indianapolis Colts fans rumored that Andrew Luck would soon be coming out of retirement to rejoin the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

However, Jim Isry, the CEO of the Indianapolis Colts, mentioned during one of his interviews that Andrew is not coming out of retirement to solve Indianapolis’ quarterback quandary. Jim said,

“He’s more retired now than he was a year and a half ago. He definitely is retired, and there’s really no wiggle room or rumor or anything, as much as people would like to hear that.”

Did Andrew Luck ever win MVP?

Andrew Luck was named the Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2010 season after throwing four touchdown passes with Stanford’s 40–12 win over Virginia Tech.

Did Andrew Luck sustain a knee injury?

The player sustained injuries to his calf and ankle that eventually led Luck to announce his retirement plans. 

Was Andrew Luck in New World Cup Panini Sticker Commercial?

Yes, Andrew Luck was featured in the Panini’s World Cup “Who Do You Collect” series alongside the legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant.

The video showcases how growing up in Europe, both Andrew Luck and Kobe Bryant played the game and achieved their success on the basketball court and football field.

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