The Indianapolis Colts have certainly created a name for themselves this season. Despite the odds, the Colts had a complete turn around from their 2-14 record last season to finish 11-5, securing a spot in the playoffs in 2012. Indianapolis earned their success led by their young quarterback, Andrew Luck, who has also proved his relevancy in the NFL. Luck's record-setting rookie season has been made more memorable as he has been selected to join the roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl.
Week after week, Luck's performance confirmed the many reasons he became the number one overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Throughout his astonishingly successful rookie season, Luck set multiple records. Luck not only surpassed Cam Newton as he became the rookie with the most passing yards in a season (4,374), he also set the rookie single-game passer record (433). Luck also holds the record for most 300+ yard games as a rookie (6).
As Luck has said many times, setting records is not on his radar. The young quarterback ha,s first and foremost, striven to become a successful leader and a teammate. Every move he has made has been for his team and the city of Indianapolis. Despite the big shoes he had to fill when becoming the Colts' starting quarterback, Luck has excelled at consistently learning and growing in spite of his achievements.
As if multiple records and reaching the playoffs as a rookie is not enough, Luck has also been named Pepsi Rookie of the Week three of the nine times he was nominated. Luck is also a nominee for 2012 Rookie of the Year. Votes are still being received through 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th.
Most recently, Andrew Luck has been selected to join the 2013 Pro Bowl roster. Luck's spot was made after New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, withdrew. Reportedly, Brady will not participate due to injury.
Luck will join his teammates WR Reggie Wayne and OLB Robert Mathis on Sunday. This will be Wayne's sixth Pro Bowl appearance, Mathis' fifth. Luck will also get the opportunity to play alongside former Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be aired on NBC.