VIDEO: Andrew Luck Talks Peyton Manning, Studying At Stanford And His Neckbeard

Andrew Luck has done about everything he could have done as Stanford's quarterback, but he's not quite done with his time as a Stanford student, as he told Amy K. Nelson at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

Luck jokes that he's set to graduate within the month "If I pass," and tells Nelson that he's had to struggle to find motivation to go to class when his Colts teammates are working out and bonding in Indianapolis.


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But Luck's also had a chance to check out the Colts playbook, even though he says reports of his teammates being impressed with his knowledge of it are overstated: "I forced them to say that to the media," he demurs. With only a few final projects left between him and an architecture degree, Luck is close to his first test as an NBA player: rebuilding the Indianapolis team that crumbled in 2011.

He's not so worried about living up to Peyton Manning's legacy -- "I'm not gonna wake up and try and measure myself to Peyton Manning every day," he says -- but is completely ready to take on the challenge of the NFL, despite inheriting a Colts roster that earned just two wins last year. "No one prepares to lose," he told Nelson, agreeing with Reggie Wayne's assertion that the Colts might not be awful in 2012.

Oh, and he's done with his neckbeard. Probably. "The 'neard' has probably died a cruel death," Luck says. "It was a bad look; I don't think I could pull it off again."

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