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Luck named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) gets a sack and strips the ball from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) in the second half on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.


The NFL Sunday announced that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. Luck is just the third player in team history to win the award, joining Jim Martin (1963) and Lenny Moore (1964). 

Luck was named to his fourth career Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games this season and completing 430-of-639 passes (67.3 percent) for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions for a 98.7 passer rating. He set single-season career highs in completions, attempts, completion percentage and passer rating. Luck’s passing yards and passing touchdowns were the second-best marks of his career. He ranked in the top-five in the NFL in passing touchdowns (second), attempts (second), completions (second) and yards (fifth). From Weeks 4-12, Luck threw three or more touchdown passes in eight consecutive games, which was the longest streak in the NFL this season and tied for the second-longest in league history.

This season, Luck helped the Colts become the third team in NFL history to start a season 1-5 and make the playoffs. Additionally, Indianapolis was the second team in NFL history to start a season 1-5 and win a playoff game.

A finalist for the NFL’s 2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, Luck was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November (second of his career) as well as FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for Week 12. He also earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition in Week 11 (fifth of his career). Luck was named Comeback Player of the Year by the Sporting News as well as the Pro Football Writers of America.