The 24-year old Indianapolis Colts star grew up in England and Germany playing soccer when his father, Oliver Luck, was studying the European Union and acting as general manager and president of the World League of American Football and its subsequent rebrand to NFL Europe.
During his formative years in Europe, Andrew Luck moulded a passion for the world game and although he ended up focusing on American football, he admits he still loves watching the round ball code.
“I grew up in Europe and soccer was the first organized game I played,” Luck, whose father has also been president and GM of the Dynamo, said in an interview with GQ.
“It’s a diversion for me, a mental respite. Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs.”
He added: “Houston is my team, always and forever.
“But with the new TV packages, it’s so easy to watch every league in the world and my overseas fandom is driven by the American guys.
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