Andrew Luck thanks Colts fans in full page ad

Retired Colts quarterback Andrew Luck thanked fans with a full page in the Indianapolis Star Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (WTHR staff photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Retired Colts quarterback Andrew Luck took out a full page ad in Sunday's local newspaper to thank fans.

Andrew Luck's ad thanked Colts fans in the Indianapolis Star newspaper Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (WTHR staff image)

In the ad that appeared in the Indianapolis Star, Luck thanked the fans for welcoming him to Indy and helping him and his wife, Nicole, "make Indiana our home."

Luck mentioned "Hoosier hospitality" in his message and called his eight years in the NFL "the honor of a lifetime to represent the Colts and the city of Indianapolis on the world's stage."

"I'm a proud Midwesterner, a Hoosier, and a Colt," reads the closing line.

Luck announced his retirement last Saturday night, citing his battle with a long string of injuries throughout his career.