For once, Andrew Luck was not the enemy. The Colts quarterback stood on the same sideline as J.J. Watt and Duane Brown, during this year's NFL Pro Bowl game. Though the Houston native plays for the city's division rival, he was full of praise for his Texans teammates.
"They are phenomenal players," Luck said in an exclusive interview with Texans TV. "I think the great part about this game is that you have rivals on the field but you come off the field and get to enjoy each other. There is so much respect for all the guys in this game."
Luck and the Texans face off twice each season, a matchup that the Colts quarterback says is always tough and "gives you a bunch of fits." With his grandparents, aunts, uncles living in Houston, he admits it's fun for him to return to NRG Stadium and play in front of family and friends. Once football season is over, Luck still makes frequent trips to Houston.
"I love Houston," Luck said. "My mom's family is all from there, still lives there. I go back quite often in the offseason to see my grandparents. Great experience at Stratford High School over on the west side, great people, great culture."