Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Chance made a rare public appearance in the college football playoff finals on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium – his home stadium for his entire eight-year NFL career – and left many fans shocked at his very different appearance .
Luck, who announced his days of sudden retirement before the 2019 season, was seen sporting a mustache instead of his famous beard and looking noticeably thinner than his playing days.
The retired quarterback appeared alongside ESPN‘s Robert griffin iii – who was picked after Luck as No.2 in the 2012 NFL Draft – on the National Championship pre-game show and many fans watching the live broadcast responded to Luck’s rare public observation on social media, with many highlighting the distinct change.
Several others tweeted that they had missed watching Luck, who retired at the age of 29, play football, especially Colts fans barely one day removed from a playoff berth during the ‘loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Besides Griffin, Luck has also reunited with another player who is synonymous with his NFL heritage.
Former Colts star Reggie Wayne, who was Luck’s main receiver for the quarterback’s first three seasons at Indianapolis, shared a photo alongside his former teammate after Tweeter about Luck being “here at Lucas Oil Stadium” and swearing “I have to go find him… I’ve never spoken to my guy in 4 years.”
Luck, a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2012-14, 2018), ended his NFL career 53-33 as a starter and 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions on 2,000 of 3,290 passes (60.8% of passes completed), as well as 1,590 yards and 14 touchdowns on 332 rushing attempts.
The appearance of the former Stanford University star came hours after he was announced as a member of the 2022 Class of the College Football Hall of Fame.