(INDIANAPOLIS) — Andrew Luck’s NFL career sure got off to a flying start.
The number one overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Stanford threw a touchdown on his first professional pass, leading the Indianapolis Colts to victory in their first preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.
Luck hooked up with running back Donald Brown on a short route that turned into a 63-yard touchdown pass on his first throw of the game. He led another touchdown drive in the second quarter as Indianapolis cruised 38-3.
Luck is replacing long-time starter Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, and realizes his team has a long way to go.
“To get a win, get in the game and put some drives together is great,” Luck said. “But I realize, and the guys in the locker room realize, it’s a preseason game and things will be different as the season goes along.”
Luck finished 10 of 16 for 188 yards and two touchdown strikes. He takes over a Colts team that went 2-14 last season.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN