INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck's rookie season has been impressive. Many of his targets are having impressive rookie campaigns, too.
Five of Luck's top seven pass catchers are in their first year. Receivers T.Y. Hilton and LaVon Brazill, tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener and running back Vick Ballard are all learning the ropes along with their star quarterback. They say veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, who ranks third in the league in receptions and yards, has helped them.
The youngsters have helped Luck put most meaningful rookie passing records in jeopardy. Luck has passed for 3,596 yards, fourth in the league behind Detroit's Matthew Stafford, New Orleans' Drew Brees and Dallas' Tony Romo. The Colts (8-4) rank third in the league in total offense heading into Sunday's home game against Tennessee (4-8).