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INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck’s most extensive work of camp came on Tuesday morning, as the quarterback showed some extra zip behind his throws.

Luck attempted 33 passes on Tuesday, after throwing 19, 19 and 22 during his first three practice days.

The quarterback had more pop to his throws on Tuesday, another positive step forward with his arm strength.

“I thought he looked good,” Frank Reich said of Luck, after the quarterback practiced for a fourth time at Grand Park.

Back in full pads for a second straight practice, Luck was 24-of-33 in 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills. In just the 11-on-11 sessions, Luck was 17-of-25 with an interception. After four practices, Luck is now 40-of-57 (70.2 percent) in 11-on-11 practice this camp.

Tuesday saw Luck attempt the deepest balls he’s thrown this camp, hitting T.Y. Hilton for a long completion and nearly finding Ryan Grant for around a 40-yard gain.

The Colts used some quicker tempo with their offense on Tuesday, before ending the two-hour practice with goal line work.

Luck’s arm strength actually appeared on his interception Tuesday, with a pass oversailing an attempted receiver and into the arms of safety Matthais Farley.

This fourth practice at camp for Luck saw him ramp up the velocity just a bit as the Colts practiced indoors because of rain.

Hilton, Eric Ebron and Deon Cain were frequent targets of Luck. It was Cain’s first extended work with Luck.

Frank Reich continues to be impressed by Luck, with that carrying into what the quarterback is doing off the field.

Monday was an off day for the Colts, but Luck wanted to return to Grand Park early for a film session with Reich.

“I really appreciate that he’s so determined, so conscientious, looking at every throw,” Reich says of his quarterback. “Day off (Monday), he wanted to come back early, sit down and talk. We took every throw he’s made since he’s been back here. We looked at 40 or 50 of those.

 

“That’s the way you need to spend your off day and (the results) showed (Tuesday). He worked on a couple of things, mostly fundamental and kind of an attitude and approach.”

 

From afar, Reich always appreciated Luck’s elite level of play. But now the head coach is seeing the team-first part of Luck up close.

 

“The determination just to be counted on, dependable, get himself right, get himself as bullet proof as you can get in this profession by working on his body from the ground up, it’s not just the shoulder, it’s the ground up, to create the foundation that can last…he’s not wavered on the commitment of that,” Reich says of Luck.

 

Luck will have a quick time to recover from Tuesday’s extensive work. He is scheduled to throw at Wednesday’s morning practice, before taking Thursday off and then returning for Friday’s night session.

To see a handful of throws Luck made on Tuesday, check out my Instagram story.