Kailua's Samson Satele
The Indianapolis Colts kicked off a new era at home against the Rams on Sunday afternoon. The first overall pick in the 2012 draft, Andrew Luck, flashed the accuracy, pocket presence, and arm strength that had many scouts bill him as the best quarterback prospect since John Elway.
Luck threw a 63-yard touchdown pass with his first attempt, a screen to Donald Brown. He finished 10-16 for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Luck hit on many impressive throws outside of the hash marks, as well as deep down the middle of the field.
Former Hawai'i team captain and All-WAC center Samson Satele made his debut with the Colts, starting and working as Luck's battery mate. Satele, in his sixth NFL season, had previous stints with the Dolphins and Raiders.
Other former Warrior stand outs Greg Salas and Aaron Brown saw limited action for the Rams in the fourth quarter. Salas recorded one reception for a yard, and was targeted once. Brown finished with a single tackle for no gain.