Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected to play in the 2013 Pro Bowl, which will take place on Sunday, January 27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Luck replaces New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who cannot participate due to injury.
As the No. 1 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, Luck went on to compile one of the best rookie seasons in franchise and league history. His 11 wins were the most by a No. 1 overall draft pick and he became one of five quarterbacks since 1966 to win 10 or more games. Luck also recorded the most passing yards (4,374), attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six) by a rookie quarterback as well as setting the NFL single-game record for passing yards by a rookie (433) in the team’s victory against the Miami Dolphins.
Luck rushed for five touchdowns in 2012, which was the most by any quarterback in Colts history in a single season. He also ranked second among AFC quarterbacks in rushing yards (255). Inside the final two minutes of a half, Luck threw for the most passing yards (884) of any quarterback in the NFL this season and he became the first rookie in league history to throw two game-winning touchdown passes inside the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter in a single season. In the team’s Week 5 victory against Green Bay, Luck became the fourth rookie quarterback since 1960 to overcome a deficit of 18 points or more to win a game.
In the team’s AFC Wild Card playoff contest at Baltimore, Luck recorded the most passing attempts (54) and second-most passing yards (288) by a rookie in a playoff game.
Luck will join teammates Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis in the Pro Bowl. Wayne is making his sixth career appearance while Mathis is recording his fifth selection.
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