former Colts quarterback and Stanford star Andrew Luck there will be a surprise for fans after Week 3 Giants–49ers game.
Featured on Amazon’s Thursday Night Football postgame show, the four-time Pro Bowler arrived dressed in full Civil War gear. Yes, Luck assumed the persona “Capt. Andrew Luck” based on which became very popular Twitter account and internet memes during his playing career.
Luck wore the costume for a postgame quiz show segment related to the annual Cal-Stanford rivalry matchup.
Captain Andrew Luck appeared
– NFL (@NFL) September 22, 2023
What happened to TNF today 😂
Andrew Luck is doing some trivia 😂
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 22, 2023
For those unfamiliar with the gag, the narrative spoofs Luck’s beard and short hair, presumably to resemble someone living in the 19th century. A black-and-white image was created with Luck in a Civil War uniform and the character of “Capt. Andrew Luck” writing letters home, mostly to his mother.
Luck is clearly enjoying his retirement four years after walking away from what looked like a Hall of Fame NFL career. He returned to football to some extent, coaching as an assistant at Palo Alto High School. The appearance of luck in TNF shows that he has a sense of humor, ready in public an internet gag that many people enjoy.
Dear mother –
My beard is trimmed – but not shaved. Thus, I will continue my quiet days in my Appalachian cabin, reading the birds. A basket of spiced beaver legs and fresh squirrel oil is on the way. It’s great to write again. I love you.
— Captain Andrew Luck (@CaptAndrewLuck) May 22, 2023