BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Andrew Luck was back on a football field Tuesday afternoon.
He wasn’t in Anderson for the start of Colts training camp, but down at Indiana University to take part in his “Change the Play” camp for Riley Hospital for Children.
The camps focus on health, fitness and nutrition for kids. Campers get to interact with the Colts quarterback as they rotate through a series of stations with local college athletes, Riley doctors and dietitians.
Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld was one of 40 Hoosier student-athletes on hand to help at Memorial Stadium.
Bloomington was the just the first stop for Luck. He’ll be at Purdue on Thursday. 400 kids will attend the camps.
“Growing up the most fun I always had was being outside with my siblings or friends or parents, hiking or doing something,” Luck said. “If we can encourage kids to get outside and have fun while they’re doing healthy things, that’s a plus.”
Luck and his teammates are in the middle of a five week break between the end of the off-season program and training camp.
“We had a great 10 weeks of OTA’s in and mini-camp, really productive stuff,” said Luck. “It’s fun to ingratiate the new guys in a sense, get them caught up to speed and work. It’s nice to have played two years now with T.Y. Hilton and really understand each other and work on little nuances, so it was a great off-season.”
Luck has already begun the mental preparation for camp.
“You realize there’s a limited amount of days you have, so you’ve got to make all of them count, starting with day one. Make sure physically you’re fit, ready to go, you can’t show up to camp out of shape, so that’s always a big goal of everybody. I’m excited to touch base with the guys and make sure we’re all on the same page.”
The Colts report to training camp at Anderson University on July 23rd.