Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is back on the field! But not the NFL gridiron.
Luck was recently spotted helping a high school team in Colorado during practice. Clearly, the four-time Pro Bowler, who retired two seasons ago, isn't walking away from the game yet, even if he's not with the big guns anymore.
The 31-year-old Luck was seen throwing passes for Summit High School and even serving as scout team QB. The team's coach James Wagner had nothing but praises for the ex-Colts signal-caller (via Pro Football Talk).
“The kids are all trying to get picks on Andrew so they could say that. We almost had one.”
Luck wasn't the only star athlete who helped the squad, as Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw also lent his knowledge about competing at a high level and motivated the young players.
Wagner said it was cool to see an accomplished guy like Luck spend time with his unknown squad.
“That’s the great thing about football is it brings us all together and you have an even playing field, that common ground to be in that locker room and to just have him simply be one of the boys. Football is still football, no matter where you are at. I think he was so happy to be out here on the field again being around the game. And that was really cool for me to see that in him.”
Despite playing just seven seasons in the NFL, Andrew Luck decided to call it quits in 2019 because of his rash of injuries. The season prior, he was named Comeback Player of the Year.