GREENCASTLE – Andrew Luck, star quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, will serve as a guest speaker at DePauw University Friday, April 24. Luck will discuss “Creating Your Personal Game Plan for Success” in a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue).
The program, which will be moderated by DePauw head football coach Bill Lynch, will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Like all Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone.
Born September 12, 1989, Luck was co-valedictorian of his class at Stratford High School in Houston (where his backup was 2012 DePauw graduate Will King). He went on to study at Stanford University, where he was an architectural design major and won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award as college football’s player of the year. An all-American and runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in both 2010 and 2011, Luck also excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.48 GPA and deciding to complete his college degree before entering the NFL draft, despite being projected as the No. 1 pick for 2011.
John Barton, director of the architectural design program at Stanford, noted, “Other instructors come up to me and say, ‘You know, I’ve had some football players in class before, but Andrew isn’t like any of them. He is really, really smart’.”
Luck was the first player selected in the 2012 NFL draft. In his first three seasons as a pro, Luck has led the Colts to three playoff appearances and division titles in 2013 and 2014, and has been a Pro Bowl selection in each season.
Luck and the Colts were 11-5 during the 2014 regular season and captured the AFC South championship. Yesterday, Luck and his teammates defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 26-10 and advance to the second round of the playoffs Sunday at the Denver Broncos.
During the season, Luck led the NFL in touchdown passes with 40 and threw for 4,761 yards, breaking Peyton Manning’s single season franchise record. Luck is only the fifth NFL quarterback since 1970 to win 30 regular-season games in his first three seasons in the league.
Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to “bring the world to Greencastle.”