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Andrew Luck Says He Wants to Start Right Away

Former Stanford quarterback says he could sit and learn but wants to start.



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    Heisman Trophy finalist Andrew Luck says he wants to start playing from day one.

    Peyton Manning may have something to say about but former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck says he has not desire to sit and learn during his first year in the National Football League.

    Luck is largely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in April's drafft and says he's ready to start in the NFL next season.

    Luck was in Indianapolis on Thursday to work out at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. It won't be his last trip to Indy, who owns the first overall pick.

    He'll return in three weeks for the NFL combine and perhaps for good after April's draft. Colts owner Jim Irsay has said he will use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback, especially with Peyton Manning's health still unresolved.

    Manning's surgically-repaired neck sidelined him for the 2011 season, but he says he's making progress and has been throwing passes recently. Also, Irsay must pay a $28 million roster bonus by March 8 or risk losing Manning to free agency.

    Luck says he could co-exist with Manning, but he wants to play right away.