VIDEO: Remembering When Andrew Luck Trucked a Cal Defender

Max Staley
Video of Andrew Luck absolutely leveling a Cal defender.
Video of Andrew Luck absolutely leveling a Cal defender. / Youtube/16Un.

When he entered the 2012 NFL Draft, many argued Andrew Luck was the greatest quarterback prospect of all time, or at least the best since John Elway. He was a pro-style passer for the Stanford Cardinal, but he also had a rocket arm and seemed to analyze defenses like a 10-year NFL veteran.

Luck's athleticism was often a bit of an afterthought, but he actually ran a 4.67 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Combine, and the 6-foot-4, 234-pound passer was extremely difficult to bring down in the open field. Nowhere is that more evident than in this video of Luck trucking a Cal defender.

Andrew Luck Trucks Cal Defender Video

On 3rd-and-5, Luck shows the wheels to secure the first down and break into the open field. And when a defender finally makes contact, Luck absolutely levels the unsuspecting player.

In fact, he hits him so hard that he knocks into another Cal defender, freeing up even more space in the open field. All told, Luck went for a 58-yard gain before finally stepping out of bounds.

While Luck's NFL career might not have lasted as long as Indianapolis Colts fans had hoped, this video is more proof that he was one of the most complete quarterback prospects to ever enter the NFL.

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