Andrew Luck, the former quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, is one of the most successful athletes to ever play American football. Here is all you need to know about this record-breaker, alongside his estimated net worth in 2021.
Andrew Austen Luck was born on September 12, 1989, in Washington, D.C. His father is Oliver Luck, the current commissioner of the XFL. The man was also executive vice president of for the NCAA regulative affairs, as well as athletic director and quarterback at West Virginia University.
Andrew spent his early childhood days traveling between Frankfurt and London as his father held the position of general manager of two World League of American Football teams. Young Andrew even attended Frankfurt International School.
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The oldest of four children, Andrew’s talent for sports, was shared with his sister Mary Ellen, who played volleyball at Stanford.
During the family’s stay in London, Andrew studied at the American School. He went on to attend Stratford High School in Houston once his father was named CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. During his high school career in American football, he threw for 7,139 yards and scored 53 touchdowns.
Despite offers from Virginia, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Rice, and Northwestern, he chose to attend Stanford University. There, he played for Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw’s teams for three years. He became the first freshman of the University to earn the starting quarterback job since Hutchinson in 1996.
Still, in college, Luck stepped into the spotlight as one of the 2010’s top players in the nation. He led his team to a 12-1 record, a #4 ranking in the final AP Poll. He has also set the school’s record of 3,791 yards of total offense. Due to all of these successes, he was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
During the 2011 season, Luck became Stanford’s all-time leader in winning percentage by starting quarterback. He also broke his record from the year before, for the highest completion percentage in a season. That year, he earned the Academic All-America of the Year Award.
He was not even half-way through college when Pauline of Sports Illustrated considered him “the most NFL-ready of all the draft-eligible quarterback prospects.” But, it was in vain, since the athlete decided not to go professional for another year, and return to college and finish his junior year.
However, the following year he was chosen to join the Indianapolis Colts with their draft pick. He had signed a four-year contract with the team, which was worth $22 million. Starting every game in his rookie season, Luck led his team to 11 wins.
As years passed, his career grew even more successful. It would have most likely lasted longer if it was not for the 2017s shoulder injury. Due to this, he was placed on injured reserve and ruled out for the season. He traveled to Los Angeles, where he went through rehab with a throwing coach.
He returned to the game for the 2018 season. But by the second game, he was replaced by his backup Brissett. This move got questioned by many journalists alongside fans, who shed some light on the recovery of Luck’s injury from the previous year. He wasn’t playing his best, and the team kept making mistakes that resulted in several losses.
On August 24, 2019, after seven years of playing American football, Andrew Luck, then a 29-year-old, announced his retirement. He explained that the reason behind his early retirement is the never-ending cycle of injuries and their rehab. He also stated that this removed the joy out of the game. He made sure everyone knew how difficult of a decision this was to make, but that he’s confident it was the right one.
He is the partner, alongside investor of SuperDrink, Nike, and BodyArmor. He also made several appearances in comedies and TV shows.
Andrew Luck Net Worth 2021 and Personal Life
Luck married his long-time girlfriend, Nicole Pechanec, in Prague, Czech Republic, in March 2019. Their firstborn, a daughter named Lucy, was born in November 2019.
Our sources estimate that Andrew Luck’s net worth in 2021 amasses around $40 million.