Houston High School Football Legend Calls It Quits

Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs

In a stunning development, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement. ''I am going to retire,'' the oft-injured Luck said. ''This is not an easy decision. It's the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me."

Luck was co-valedictorian at Stratford High School in Houston and quarterback, passing for 7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns. His father Oliver Luck was the CEO of the Houston Sports Authority at the time, had quarterbacked for the Houston Oilers and is currently the Commissioner of the XFL.

Luck said the repeated injuries, the lingering pain and continual rehab took away from his love for the game.

Luck spent seven seasons with the Colts since they selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft. He led the team to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, including back-to-back AFC South titles and the AFC Championship Game in 2014. Luck has dealt with various injuries, missing 26 games, including the entire 2017 season due to shoulder, kidney and rib injuries.

He will have a formal announcement Sunday.

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