INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A rare public appearance in Indianapolis will cap off an unusual week on social media these days for former Colts Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck.
Since his superb retirement from the National Football League in August 2019, Luck has maintained an extremely low profile, including no official interviews regarding his decision to quit football at the age of 29.
On Monday, WISH-TV Colts Insider Zak Keefer released “Luck,” a six-part podcast series from The Athletic that chronicles Luck’s football journey from childhood to retirement. The podcast rocketed up the charts overnight, becoming the most downloaded sports podcast in the country this week.
On Wednesday, Luck visited his former Colts teammate Robert Mathis, helping to The Grill GangMathis’ local Indianapolis Youth Soccer Academy at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.
Luck has already made similar visits to give back to the game, including volunteering at Summit High School in Colorado with its prep team in August 2021.
In January, before the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game in Indianapolis, Luck joined the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and spoke briefly on the national broadcast before kickoff. .
In September, Colts quarterback Matt Ryan is expected to become the fourth different starting quarterback in Week 1 at Indianapolis in the four seasons since Luck’s retirement.