Andrew Luck shocked the sports world when he announced his sudden retirement from the NFL just two weeks before the start of the regular season. The retirement of the Indianapolis Colts quarterback also was devastating news to the popular Capt. Andrew Luck Twitter account, which was a parody account portraying the quarterback as a Civil War soldier on the battlefields.
Following in the footsteps of Luck’s retirement, the Twitter account has also decided to bid farewell.
The article was posted on Sports Illustrated’s MMQB on Wednesday, August 28.
“Oh, the times we had out on our campaigns through the years. I feel as though I was just a youth who hardly had two neckbeard whiskers to rub together when I first unholstered my sidearm,” the letter reads.
“How we have all grown one hard-fought battle after another. From that frozen tundra to face the Horned Barbarians (I recall sleeping in a deer carcass to keep warm) to combating those painted Pirate Ruffians in their land without light. Then there were the Steel Men, who battled in a Pitt. And who could forget the orange Horsemen? Good thing we packed extra air since their land had so little.”
“Dearest friends — I hope this letter finds you all well. Life on the family farm is just as I remembered…”
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) August 28, 2019
During its run, the Capt. Andrew Luck account amassed more than 543,000 followers. Best wishes to Twitter’s most beloved soldier in whatever comes next on or off of the battlefield.
Luck, a four-time Pro Bowler, 2014 NFL passing touchdowns leader, and last season’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, Luck has thrown for 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns, and 83 interceptions with a career 89.5 passer rating.
During his time at Stanford, Luck was a Maxwell Award winner, Walter Camp Award winner, two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, two-time first-team All-Pac-12 honoree, and two-time First-Team All-American.