INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback
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.