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Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck heads back to Stanford

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Andrew Luck will continue his studies -- on and off the field -- after his final day of rookie minicamp ended Sunday.

The top pick in the NFL Draft is pleased with his improvement over the past three days of practice, his first with the team.

"Leaps and bounds," Luck said of his progress in learning the Colts' offense. "The chance to get practice reps is huge, and to get on the field, get all of the reps and put something on film that you can go back to and have it start clicking."

League rules do not allow the Indianapolis Colts' new quarterback to return to the team complex until he finishes classes at Stanford, which conclude June 7, and he plans to be at the team's training facility the day after for offseason workouts.

"I think it is very tough," Luck said about being away from the team. "We are going to have to find ways, legally, to get work in with the guys and start building those relationships with the veterans who can't be here at this minicamp."

Between now and then, the Colts have offered to do anything it takes to help Luck learn the playbook.

General manager Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano have discussed video conferencing, and team owner Jim Irsay has offered his plane and helicopter to assist with travel.

"I've got to figure out dates and talk to the other guys first, but I will definitely use whatever means of transportation, especially if it is Mr. Irsay's stuff," Luck said.

Luck also said that he plans on commuting from Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., to practice individually with his receiving corps.

"Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are my classes. ... I know that Austin (Collie) is from Sacramento, Calif., (I will) probably go to Reggie (Wayne) in Miami somehow and (find a way) with Donnie (Avery), Quan (Cosby) and all of the guys."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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