Rookie quarterback ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts, cornerback IKE TAYLOR of the Pittsburgh Steelers and kick returner-wide receiver TRINDON HOLLIDAY of the Denver Broncos are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the ninth week of the 2012 season (November 1, 4-5), the NFL announced today.
OFFENSE: QB ANDREW LUCK, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
- Luck completed 30 of 48 passes (62.5 percent) for 433 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 105.6 passer rating in the Colts’ 23-20 win over Miami.
- Luck’s 433 passing yards were the most by a rookie in a game in NFL history, besting the previous mark of 432 yards set by CAM NEWTON last season.
- His 433 passing yards are the most by an AFC quarterback in a game in 2012.
- Through Week 9, Luck has 2,404 passing yards, tied for the second-most in the AFC.
- Luck has four 300-yard passing games, tied with PEYTON MANNING (1998) for the most by a rookie in a season all-time.
- · In his rookieseason from Stanford, this is Luck’s first Player of the Week Award. He is the first Colts quarterback to win Offensive Player of the Week honors since PEYTON MANNING in 2010 (Week 14). Luck joins wide receiver REGGIE WAYNE (Week 5) as the second Colt to win the award this season.