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Andrew Luck Throws A Touchdown On His First NFL Pass, à la Peyton Manning (Videos)

by: JamieD On  Monday, August 13, 2012

andrew luck first tdFor those who may not remember, fourteen years ago Peyton Manning recorded his first NFL pass in a preseason game, which resulted in a 48-yard Marvin Harrison touchdown.

Fast forward to yesterday’s preseason game between the Colts and the St. Louis Rams.  Not only did Andrew Luck show that he can live up to the pressure of replacing Indy’s former 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback, but he actually did him 15-yards better, as the 2012 first overall draft pick connected with running back Donald Brown for a 63-yard touchdown on his first pass in an NFL game.

Check it out:

Sure, it may have only been a screen pass, but anyone who was still doubting Luck following his first touchdown pass as an NFL quarterback probably wasn’t doubting him anymore after his second; a 23-yard strike to Austin Collie.

Luck would finish with 10 completions on 16 attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns during his highly anticipated debut, as the Colts rolled to a 38-3 victory.

Who knows?  Maybe the guy is as good as Peyton…Or maybe he’s better.

 




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