Andrew Luck, quarterback for the
Indianapolis Colts, was named
AFC’s offensive player of the month
for November after completing 88
of 144 passes for 1,280 yards, 12
touchdowns, and two interceptions
for a 112.0 passer rating, leading the
Colts to a 3-1 record in the month.
Luck’s statistics as a quarterback are
impressive, but in just three short
years, he has also made a lasting impression on Indianapolis. As the
spokesperson for Riley Hospital Change the Play, Luck encourages kids to
challenge themselves to make better choices when it comes to food and
exercise. He also serves as a board member for the Indy Public Safety
Foundation and serves as a co-spokesperson for the “COLTSTRONG,
LIBRARYSTRONG” campaign for the Marian County Public Libraries.
Steve Downing has guided the Marian
University athletic department for three
years and, while the success on the
fields and courts of competition is
important, it’s Downing’s guidance in
the classroom to the more than 400
student-athletes that sets him apart.
Downing, alongside his wife Doris,
leads study hall table twice a week
and demands attention to school work.
He also serves as a board member for the Christamore House, where he
provides guidance as a role model and community leader to the youth of
Indianapolis. Downing was an All-American basketball player at Indiana
University under Bob Knight and was drafted by the Boston Celtics.