Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Indiana Sports Awards on April 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium. This event will honor the top 28 high school athletes in Indiana’s fall sports for the 2015-2016 school year. These athletes have been nominated for the top honor in their sport by the coaches’ associations and IndyStar sports staff. Winners will be selected by the IndyStar sports staff. Awards honoring the top athletes in 28 boys and girls sports will be presented during the banquet. The top coach, female and male athletes of the year and the high school with the best fan experience, among others, will also be awarded.
The Washington D.C. native spent his early childhood in London, England and Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School. He is the oldest of four children. When his family returned to Huston, Texas, Andrew attended Stratford High School , where he threw for 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns in his high school career, and rushed for another 2,085 yards. Luck was also co-valedictorian of his graduating class in 2008. He was recruited by Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh. In 2011, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award as college football’s player of the year. He was named a 2011 First Team All America. He was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Pac-12 (Pac-10) Conference in both 2010and 2011. CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang called Luck the best prospect he has ever scouted, while the Kansas City Star puts him in line with LeBron James and Bryce Harper as “the most hyped amateurs in recent sports memory”. Although widely projected as the No. 1 selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Luck decided to return to Stanford for his redshirt junior season. Finally, on April 26, 2012 Luck was selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts.
Since signing a four-year contract with the Colts, Andrew Luck, haas proven himself as the first round draft pick. With great plays throughout his first season in week 9 win against the Miami Dolphins,Luck threw for 433 yards, a new record for most yards in a game by a rookie QB. Luck later sent his jersey from the Dolphins game to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, with :04 seconds left in the game Luck threw a screen pass to Donnie Avery who got free and ran in for the winning score, marking a big moment in Luck’s early career. The win gave Luck his eighth on the season – the most wins by a rookie quarterback drafted first overall in NFL history. On December 23, 2012, Luck broke the record for most passing yards by a rookie against the Kansas City Chiefs, throwing 205 to bring his season total to 4,183. In his 2013 season he led the Colts to a 34–28 win over the then-undefeated Seattle Seahawks. In week 14 of the season, the Colts won their first division championship under Luck and were the first team to clinch their division that season. Luck has continued to do great things for the Indianapolis Colts and has fought through injuries to remain one of the best players in the league.
Luck has a lot to offer these star athletes and will be sure to wow the crowd. The celebration of high school athletes starts at 6 p.m. April 28 and includes a sit-down dinner, the announcement of Mr. and Miss Basketball and the keynote speech by Andrew Luck. For more information, to vote on the best fan experience award or to buy tickets, go to indystar.com/indianasportsawards. Athletes being honored and one guest can attend for free. Nominated athletes will be notified through their athletic department. A limited number of tickets are available to the public for $50. Go to indystar.com/indianasportsawards for more information or to buy tickets.
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