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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE - Nfl

ANDREW LUCK NOTES

ANDREW LUCK NOTES Quarterback Andrew Luck 6-4 - 240 Pounds - Stanford 2nd NFL Season • For his career, has completed 436-of-783 passes for 5,518 yards, 30 touchdowns and 20 interceptions for a rating of 80.0. Also has seven rushing touchdowns. #12 • Named to the 2012 Pro Bowl. • Broke the NFL rookie record for passing attempts (627), yards (4,374) and 300-yard passing games (6) in a season. IMPRESSIVE IN THE OPENER In the season-opener against the Oakland Raiders, Andrew Luck completed 18-of-23 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 127.9. He also rushed for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Luck set career highs in completion percentage (78.3) and passer rating while not throwing an interception for the fourth straight game dating back to last season. With his performance, Luck became the first quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger in 2008 to complete at least 78 percent of his passes and throw multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in the season opener. Luck also led his eighth career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, which is the most through the first 17 games of any NFL quarterback that began his career since the 1970 merger. COLTS ROOKIE RECORD BOOK Attempts Completions *627, Andrew Luck, 2012 339, Andrew Luck, 2012 575, Peyton Manning, 1998 326, Peyton Manning, 1998 417, Jack Trudeau, 1986 204, Jack Trudeau, 1986 334, Jeff George, 1990 181, Jeff George, 1990 237, George Shaw, 1955 129, Chris Chandler, 1988 Passer Rating Passing Yards 76.5, Andrew Luck, 2012 *4,374, Andrew Luck, 2012 74.0, John Unitas, 1956 3,739, Peyton Manning, 1998 73.8, Jeff George, 1990 2,225, Jack Trudeau, 1986 71.2, Peyton Manning, 1998 2,152, Jeff George, 1990 67.2, Chris Chandler, 1988 1,619, Chris Chandler, 1988 Passing Touchdowns 300-Yard Passing Games 26, Peyton Manning, 1998 *6, Andrew Luck, 2012 23, Andrew Luck, 2012 4, Peyton Manning, 1998 16, Jeff George, 1990 2, Jack Trudeau, 1986 10, George Shaw, 1955 1, John Unitas, 1956 9, John Unitas, 1956 Average Per Attempt Lowest Interception Pct. 7.57, John Unitas, 1956 2.87, Andrew Luck, 2012 6.98, Andrew Luck, 2012 3.17, Mike Pagel, 1982 6.95, Chris Chandler, 1988 3.89, Jeff George, 1990 6.69, George Shaw, 1955 4.32, Jack Trudeau, 1986 6.50, Peyton Manning, 1998 4.87, Peyton Manning, 1998 *NFL rookie single season record 300-YARD GAMES Andrew Luck threw for 300 yards on six different occassions in 2012, giving him the most 300-yard passing games by a rookie in NFL history. GAME-WINNING DRIVES Andrew Luck led the Colts on seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime last season, which is the most by a rookie and tied for the most by any NFL quarterback since the 1970 merger. Vince Young (2006 Titans) and Ben Roethlisberger (2004 Steelers) orchestrated five game-winning drives in their respective rookie seasons. MOST 4TH QTR/OT GAME-WINNING DRIVES BY ROOKIE QB SINCE 1970 4th Qtr/OT Player Team Year GW Drives Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2012 7 Vince Young Tennessee 2006 5 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 2004 5 Andy Dalton Cincinnati 2011 4 Matt Ryan Atlanta 2008 4 LUCK BREAKS ROOKIE RECORD In Week 9 vs. Miami last year, Andrew Luck broke the NFL single game rookie record by passing for 433 yards, while completing 30- of-48 passes for two touchdowns. For his performance, Luck’s jersey was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio (pictured right). Listed below are the top five rookie single-game performances in NFL history: Player Team Date Passing Yards Andrew Luck Colts 11/4/12 433 Cam Newton Panthers 9/18/11 432 Ryan Tannehill Dolphins 9/30/12 431 Cam Newton Panthers 9/11/11 422 Matthew Stafford Lions 11/22/09 422 Luck’s output also ranks tied for third for the most passing yards in a single game in Colts history: Player Date Opponent Passing Yards Peyton Manning 10/31/04 Chiefs 472 Peyton Manning 9/25/00 Jaguars 440 Andrew Luck 11/4/12 Dolphins 433 Peyton Manning 9/12/10 Texans 433 Peyton Manning 12/5/04 Titans 425 FOUR SCORE In Week 13 at Detroit last season, Andrew Luck threw for a career-high four touchdowns, breaking the Colts single-game rookie record for most passing touchdowns. The previous Colts record was three, which had been done seven times before. Peyton Manning was the last Colts rookie quarterback to throw for three touchdowns in a game, when he did so on four different occassions in 1998. RECORD-SETTING YEAR Andrew Luck threw for the the most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history. He surpassed Cam Newton’s previous record of 4,051 passing yards in his rookie season in 2011. Year Player Comp-Att Yards TD INT 2012 Andrew Luck 339-627 4,374 23 18 2011 Cam Newton 310-517 4,051 21 17 1998 Peyton Manning 326-575 3,739 26 28 2010 Sam Bradford 354-590 3,512 18 15 2008 Matt Ryan 265-434 3,440 16 11 Player Team Year 300-Yd Games Andrew Luck Colts 2012 6 Peyton Manning Colts 1998 4 Cam Newton Panthers 2011 3 16

ANDREW LUCK NOTES In Andrew Luck’s two seasons (2012-13), he leads all AFC quarterbacks and ranks third among NFL quarterbacks with seven rushing touchdowns. In Week 7 vs. Cleveland and Week 10 at Jacksonville last season, Andrew Luck rushed for two touchdowns, which tied the franchise record for the most in a single game by a quarterback. Ricky Turner was the last Colts quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in 1988. Player Date Opponent Rushing TD Andrew Luck 11/8/12 Jacksonville 2 Andrew Luck 10/21/12 Cleveland 2 Ricky Turner 12/4/88 Miami 2 Bert Jones 10/20/74 N.Y. Jets 2 With the two touchdowns against the Jaguars, Luck totaled five rushing touchdowns for the season, which is the most rushing touchdowns in a season by a Colts quarterback in franchise history. Player Year Games Rushing TD Andrew Luck 2012 16 5 Bert Jones 1974 11 4 Peyton Manning 2006 16 4 Peyton Manning 2001 16 4 2012 Pro Bowl LUCK’S FOURTH QUARTER & OVERTIME GAME-WINNING DRIVES (9) Andrew Luck led the Colts on seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in 2012, which tied for the most in a single season by any NFL quarterback since 1970. Below is a detailed look at Luck’s nine career game-winning drives (2012-13): Date-Opponent Down/Tied Time Rem. Start Drive/TOP Scoring Play Time Rem. Final Luck Drive Stats 9/16/12 vs. MIN 20-20 0:31 IND 20 4-45/0:23 A. Vinatieri 53 yd. FG 0:08 23-20 Pass: 2-3-40 10/7/12 vs. GB 27-22 4:30 IND 20 13-80/3:55 4 yd. pass to R. Wayne 0:35 30-27 Pass: 8-11-80, TD Rush: 1-7 21-19 11:27 IND 15 8-75/3:23 A. Vinatieri 28 yd. FG 8:04 Pass: 2-4-52 10/28/12 at TEN 13-13 15:00 IND 20 9-80/4:49 16 yd. pass to V. Ballard 10:11 19-13 OT Pass: 2-2-36, TD 13-6 10:26 IND 20 14-80/7:02 D. Carter 1 yd. run 3:24 Pass: 6-8-62 Rush: 1-7 11/4/12 vs. MIA 20-20 13:12 IND 6 13-69/7:14 A. Vinatieri 43 yd. FG 5:58 23-20 Pass: 6-8-54 12/2/12 at DET 33-28 1:07 IND 25 11-75/1:07 14 yd. pass to D. Avery 0:00 35-33 Pass: 3-9-50, TD Rush: 2-25 33-21 4:02 IND 15 8-85/1:23 42 yd. pass to L. Brazill 2:39 Pass: 4-7-62, TD Rush: 1-8 12/9/12 vs. TEN 23-21 10:28 IND 20 10-45/4:05 A. Vinatieri 53 yd. FG 6:23 27-23 Pass: 3-6-29 12/23/12 at KC 13-13 10:13 IND 27 13-73/6:05 7 yd. pass to R. Wayne 4:08 20-13 Pass: 6-7-49, TD 9/8/13 vs. OAK 17-14 11:09 IND 20 11-80/5:49 A. Luck 19 yd. run 5:20 21-17 Pass: 5-7-28 Rush: 1-19, TD 10/6/13 vs. SEA 28-23 0:35-3Q IND 14 14-70/6:40 D. Brown 3 yd. run 8:55 34-28 Pass: 5-7-49 Rush: 1-5 Bold indicates game-winning drive Italics indicates comeback drive RUSHING FOR TOUCHDOWNS 2012 HONORS WEEK 9 - AFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week • Completed 30-of-48 passes for an NFL single-game rookie record 433 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 victory over Miami. WEEK 8 - PEPSI MAX NFL Rookie of the Week • Completed 26-of-38 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown in a 19-13 overtime win over Tennessee. Became the third rookie in NFL history to throw a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. WEEK 5 - PEPSI MAX NFL Rookie of the Week • Completed 31-of-55 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 victory over Green Bay. Became the fourth NFL rookie quarterback since 1960 to overcome an 18-plus point deficit to win a game. WEEK 3 - PEPSI MAX NFL Rookie of the Week • Completed 22-of-46 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-17 loss to Jacksonville. 17 TWO-MINUTE DRILL Inside the final two minutes of a half, Andrew Luck threw for the most passing yards of any quarterback in the league last season. Luck has also rushed for 45 yards in the final two minutes of a half, which ranks fifth among NFL quarterbacks. Player Team Comp-Att Yards TD INT Andrew Luck Colts 60-118 884 5 4 Matthew Stafford Lions 70-133 838 7 3 Carson Palmer Raiders 59-97 734 7 2 Eli Manning Giants 48-80 703 5 1 Tony Romo Cowboys 62-108 689 4 3 In Week 13 at Detroit, Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery on the final play to give the Colts a 35-33 victory over the Lions. Luck, who threw a game-winner to Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds remaining against the Packers in Week 5, is the first NFL rookie to throw two game-winning touchdown passes inside the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter. Luck is also the fourth rookie since 1970 to throw a game-winning touchdown pass with no time left in the game. The other three quarterbacks to do that are Tim Couch (1999 Browns), Matthew Stafford (2009 Lions) and Russell Wilson (2012 Seattle Seahawks). LUCK’S CAREER BEST GAMES Completions Passing Yards 31 vs. Green Bay (10/7/12) 433 vs. Miami (11/4/12) 30 vs. Miami (11/4/12) 391 at Detroit (12/2/12) 27 at New England (11/18/12) 362 vs. Green Bay (10/7/12) Passing Touchdowns Completion Percentage 4 at Detroit (12/2/12) 78.3 vs. Oakland (9/8/13) 2, 10 times, 69.2 at Jacksonville (11/8/12) Last vs. Seattle (10/6/13) 68.4 at Tennessee (10/28/12) Passer Rating Rushing Touchdowns 127.9 vs. Oakland (9/8/13) 2 at Jacksonville (11/8/12) 107.5 vs. Minnesota (9/16/12) 2 vs. Cleveland (10/21/12) 105.6 vs. Miami (11/4/12) 1, 3x, last: at SF (9/22/13)

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