Colts' New Era Officially Underway

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The Indianapolis Colts’ new era is underway --- officially.

The team added the most important piece in its sweeping, ongoing renovation by selecting former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in this evening’s NFL draft.

"It was great," Luck said on ESPN. "It was everything I've ever thought it would be. ... I can't wait to start with the Colts."

Asked about his message for Colts fans, Luck said, "Hope for the best. I'll come in, work hard. ... I feel so grateful to be able to represent the city and be part of the team."

Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, but it lacked drama.

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