Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback and the No. 1 overall draft pick, reported to the team's first day of training camp in Anderson, Ind., Saturday.
Luck easily garnered the most attention among the 90 Colts who reported at Anderson University in an otherwise uneventful day that included the players checking in, getting processed and moving into the dormitory they will live in for the next three weeks.
Luck said he is ready for the next stage in his football career. He is expected to lead the Colts as their starting quarterback after starring at Stanford.
"Yeah, you know it's nice," he said on the Colts' website. "I try not to get too caught up in, 'Oh I'll never have this feeling again,' or whatever that may be. I'm just glad to be out here and have training camp sort of getting to go."
He said it sunk in that he is actually at NFL training camp after he checked in.
"I definitely had a little bit of that feeling," he said. "You get your dorm room, you take your clothes out, put your sheets down on the bed. It definitely hits you. ... I think you get a lot of the same stuff (as when he was a college freshman) -- (a) dorm room, don't know what to expect. It's great to be here."
Luck also admitted to feeling nervous.
"I think it's good to be a little nervous about things," he said. "I'm very excited to get going, anxious."
Luck said it was helpful to work out during the week at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center to prepare for camp. The Colts had stopped pre-camp work in mid-June.
"It's always nice to get extra work in, especially as a quarterback coming into a new system and having missed a couple of the OTA's," he said. "It's nice to sort of go through the shock again of starting practice where the first day may be a little easier for the rookies now because we've been out there running and doing all that."
Colts practices start on Sunday. They will hold 26 practice sessions in Anderson before opening up the preseason schedule Aug. 12 against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"I think you get a little more sense of urgency because training camp is the beginning of the season really," Luck said. "You understand there are games coming up. I think you put a little more pressure on yourself to make sure you really are in the playbook and understanding the maybe nuances of what is going on."
Luck's most important personal items over the next few weeks are his personal iPad and playbook as he prepares to take over the Colts' offense.
"Practice reps will definitely help," he said. "I hope I just continue to improve playbook-wise every day."