Andrew Luck Uses $10 Retro Cell Phone, Pedals Bike Around Campus, And Limits ESPN Exposure
Andrew Luck, the soon-to-be Indianapolis Colt quarterback shared a few intimate things with the USA Today, including his preference to ride his bike around the Stanford campus opposed cruising around in a fancy sports car. Doesn’t exactly fit the description of the modern-day-prodigy-about-to-turn-sports-star, now does he?
The first thing that caught my eye was that Luck, the graduate architectural design major currently attending Stanford, carries around a $10 retro cell flip phone.
“I don’t know how old my phone is, but it was only $10.”
“It is a nice subconscious way of not having the Internet at your fingertips … e-mail, Twitter or Facebook.
In fact, although Luck, texts and uses e-mail he does not have accounts with social-media monsters Twitter and Facebook. Where did they find this kid!? I’m sure he’ll get an upgrade once the ink is barely dry on his first NFL contract, let alone endorsement deals that will be flooding his way.
Andrew Luck is definitely from a different class. The aforementioned bicycle trips across campus were almost halted due to his bike having no brakes! So Luck had to borrow another person’s bike.
“It was so bad — no brakes,” he says. “I was glad I was wearing boots, because they had nice soles that I could sorta use to slide-stop.”
If this isn’t enough to make you fall in love with the Stanford star, he even rejected ESPN!
Last year, ESPN wanted to follow Luck on campus, including into the classroom, for a TV feature. He limited the exposure, preferring to preserve some privacy and avoid disruption to fellow students, many of them exceptional in their own right. Luck replied:
“I like to lay low.”
I’ll tell you what won’t be lying low, and that’s Andrew Luck’s status as a good clean athlete in today’s world of prima donnas. Colts, you have found a keeper at quarterback.
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