There has been talk for quite some time now to bring the NFL to London. Supporters of this say that the expansion would help American football build a following in England. Well, it seems that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in favor of this possibility and he is starting young. Luck hosted a youth football camp in London this week.
Luck and his father, WVU athletic director Oliver Luck, hosted the camp to help teach kids about football. Even though the Colts don’t play in London this year, according to Pro Football Talk, Luck and his Dad have some history in Europe.
“My father was working for NFL Europe so my family has a strong affinity for American Football on this continent and in this country,” Andrew Luck told NFL UK on Monday, on Colts.com. “I love to come back to both of the countries at least once a year during the offseason to catch up with old families. I still have a bunch of family friends, a bunch of family members that live in Germany so I try to connect with them.”
Luck also recognized that London doesn’t exactly have the “resources and infrastructure” to grow the sport from the bottom, but he mentioned that he was impressed with what he saw during the camp. Pro Football Talk says that Luck is willing to work with kids to teach them what he knows.
“We are working on football skills, focused on the offensive side of the ball, quarterbacks and then everyone else who catches the ball, quarterbacks, tight ends, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers,” Luck said. “We’ve got a great group of guys today, a lot of talent, surprising level of proficiency about the game so it’s been good.”
It is unclear if Luck’s camp will ignite some sort of flame in the UK and inspire kids to want to learn football, but for now, he’s enjoying making a difference in the offseason, before he gets to work with the Colts.
For more on this story visit: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk