Colts' Andrew Luck ready to start new job
July 28, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
ANDERSON, Ind. -- Andrew Luck is getting a full immersion into the NFL.
Like other rookies, the Colts new quarterback will have to walk the stairs to his upper-floor dorm room at Anderson University. Like other rookies, defensive lineman Cory Redding still expects Luck to traipse off the field carrying pads and helmets from the veterans. And like everyone else on this new-look roster, Luck's introduction to training camp was upstaged when Reggie Wayne showed up with his military team.
No, Luck is not just some other rookie on the Colts' roster - he was the No. 1 draft choice in April and the hand-picked successor to Peyton Manning. Yet when he reported to camp Saturday, Luck sounded like just another guy trying to make the roster.
"Obviously, a little nervous," he said. "I think it's good to be a little nervous about things. I'm excited to get going, anxious."
Colts coaches are eager to see what they have in Luck.
They worked with him during a three-day rookie minicamp in early May then didn't see him again until mid-June because of Luck's class schedule at Stanford. Luck did get some extra work after the Colts finished their scheduled mini-camps in June and was back at the team complex Wednesday for another round of rookie workouts.
Otherwise, he was pretty much on his own to get acclimated to his new playbook and new teammates. He did spend four days in Miami working out with Wayne, a former Hurricanes receiver who gave Luck rave reviews on his work but panned his attire.