Like many of us during our final semesters in college, Andrew Luck sat in a classroom over the last month and thought more about what he’d be doing after graduation than about the work he needed to complete in order to graduate. Where Luck is different from most of us is that he had a somewhat more exciting and higher-paying job ready for him when college was over.
Luck, the Colts rookie quarterback who is back on the field with his teammates today after being forced to miss Organized Team Activities because Stanford was still in session, appeared to have everything down pat at the Colts’ minicamp, and he said he’s been focusing on learning the playbook more than reading his textbooks.
“I’ve managed to learn the playbook,” Luck said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I’d wake up in the morning and have a serious lack of motivation to go to class. Then I’d work out, do football stuff until lunch, then go to afternoon classes and go from there. It was tough. . . . My mind has been in Indianapolis the last couple of months.”
Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he still hasn’t seen Luck make a mental mistake.
“Again, no mental errors, just like rookie minicamp,” Pagano said. “He hasn’t missed a beat. He’s a really bright kid, really focused and driven. The success he’s had — the reason is because football is so important to him, so I’m really pleased where’s he’s at. His football IQ is off the charts.”
Luck’s college career just ended, but he already knows how to study a playbook like a pro.