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Published: Aug. 25, 2019 at 01:42 a.m.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2019 at 07:17 p.m.

Mind-Boggling Stats: Andrew Luck's career timeline, highlights

After seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement following the team's Week 3 preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The Colts drafted the Stanford product during the 2012 NFL Draft as the first overall pick. A true franchise quarterback, Luck became the mainstay in the Indianapolis offense with an electrifying rookie season. He leads the franchise in many offensive categories and his production will be tough to replace.

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  • During the 2011 season, a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts finished last in the league, ending the season with a 2-14 record. Their fortunes changed the next year with former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the first overall draft pick, at the helm. Luck would lead the Colts to an 11-5 record – the most wins for a rookie quarterback drafted first overall. As a rookie, Luck also set records in single-season passing yards (4,374) and single-game passing yards (433). 8

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    Colts renaissance

    During the 2011 season, a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts finished last in the league, ending the season with a 2-14 record. Their fortunes changed the next year with former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the first overall draft pick, at the helm. Luck would lead the Colts to an 11-5 record – the most wins for a rookie quarterback drafted first overall. As a rookie, Luck also set records in single-season passing yards (4,374) and single-game passing yards (433).

  • Andrew Luck's 4,761 passing yards during the 2014 season is the Indianapolis Colts' franchise record. This record exceeds Peyton Manning's highest single-season total of 4,700 yards from his 2010 season. 7

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    Franchise passing leader

    Andrew Luck's 4,761 passing yards during the 2014 season is the Indianapolis Colts' franchise record. This record exceeds Peyton Manning's highest single-season total of 4,700 yards from his 2010 season.

  • Andrew Luck ranked in the Top 5 in NFL history in passing touchdowns and passing yards in a player's first six seasons in the NFL. <br><br>
<p style="text-decoration:underline;">Most Passing TDs in First 6 Seasons</p>
<br><p> • HOF Dan Marino: 196</p>
<br><p> • <b>IND Andrew Luck: 171 </b></p>
<br><p> • IND Peyton Manning: 167</p>
<br><p> • SEA Russell Wilson: 161</p>
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<p style="text-decoration:underline;">Most Passing Yards in First 6 Seasons</p>
<br><p> • IND Peyton Manning: 24,585 yards</p>
<br><p> • HOF Dan Marino: 23,856 yards</p>
<br><p> • <b>IND Andrew Luck: 23,671 yards</b></p>
<br><p> • ATL Matt Ryan: 23,472 yards</p> 6

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    Six excellent seasons

    Andrew Luck ranked in the Top 5 in NFL history in passing touchdowns and passing yards in a player's first six seasons in the NFL.

    Most Passing TDs in First 6 Seasons


    • HOF Dan Marino: 196


    IND Andrew Luck: 171


    • IND Peyton Manning: 167


    • SEA Russell Wilson: 161



    Most Passing Yards in First 6 Seasons


    • IND Peyton Manning: 24,585 yards


    • HOF Dan Marino: 23,856 yards


    IND Andrew Luck: 23,671 yards


    • ATL Matt Ryan: 23,472 yards

  • Despite being known as a prolific passer, Andrew Luck is comfortable moving the chains with his legs. Luck has 14 career rushing touchdowns along with 1,590 career rushing yards. His 14 rushing touchdowns is tied for sixth most among all quarterbacks since 2012. 
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Pictured here,<a href="http://www.nfl.com/videos/indianapolis-colts/0ap2000000309101/Can-t-Miss-Play-Luck-recovers-fumble-for-miracle-TD-vs-Chiefs"> Luck dives for a touchdown after recovering a fumble</a> by the Colts' Eric Berry during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. 5

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    Luck on the move

    Despite being known as a prolific passer, Andrew Luck is comfortable moving the chains with his legs. Luck has 14 career rushing touchdowns along with 1,590 career rushing yards. His 14 rushing touchdowns is tied for sixth most among all quarterbacks since 2012.

    Pictured here, Luck dives for a touchdown after recovering a fumble by the Colts' Eric Berry during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Indianapolis.

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has made the Pro Bowl four times in his career: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018. 4

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    Pro Bowl regular

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has made the Pro Bowl four times in his career: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018.

  • In his seven seasons in the NFL, Andrew Luck has posted four seasons with over 4,000 passing yards: 2012 (4,374 yards), 2014 (4,761 yards), 2016 (4,240 yards), and 2018 (4,593 yards). In all of these seasons aside from 2012, Luck had a passer rating of over 96%. 3

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    4,000 in 4

    In his seven seasons in the NFL, Andrew Luck has posted four seasons with over 4,000 passing yards: 2012 (4,374 yards), 2014 (4,761 yards), 2016 (4,240 yards), and 2018 (4,593 yards). In all of these seasons aside from 2012, Luck had a passer rating of over 96%.

  • After undergoing shoulder surgery in his throwing arm following the 2016 season (and subsequently sitting out the entire 2017 season), Andrew Luck came back on September 9, 2018 against the Cincinnati Bengals, 616 days in between starts. 
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His extremely productive 2018 season – featuring a career high 67.3% completion percentage and 98.7 passer rating and career seconds in passing yards (4,593 yards) and passing touchdowns (39) – helped lead the Colts to the playoffs and earned him the 2018 AP Comeback Player of the Year award.
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After a 1-5 start to the season, Luck and the Colts finished the last 11 games of their season with a record of 10-1. Despite earning a Wild Card victory against the Houston Texans, their season was ended by the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round where the Colts were defeated by a score of 31-13. 2

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    Comeback Colt

    After undergoing shoulder surgery in his throwing arm following the 2016 season (and subsequently sitting out the entire 2017 season), Andrew Luck came back on September 9, 2018 against the Cincinnati Bengals, 616 days in between starts.

    His extremely productive 2018 season – featuring a career high 67.3% completion percentage and 98.7 passer rating and career seconds in passing yards (4,593 yards) and passing touchdowns (39) – helped lead the Colts to the playoffs and earned him the 2018 AP Comeback Player of the Year award.

    After a 1-5 start to the season, Luck and the Colts finished the last 11 games of their season with a record of 10-1. Despite earning a Wild Card victory against the Houston Texans, their season was ended by the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round where the Colts were defeated by a score of 31-13.

  • Andrew Luck finishes his NFL career with 23,671 yards, 2,000 completions, 171 touchdowns and an 89.5 passer rating. 1

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    Career numbers

    Andrew Luck finishes his NFL career with 23,671 yards, 2,000 completions, 171 touchdowns and an 89.5 passer rating.