The revelation last year that Andrew Luck still uses a flip phone was met with shock and awe, to say the least.
The 24-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback, who has a four-year, $22.11 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts, was outed as using a phone that would have been outdated in 2010.
But it seems like whatever embarrassment that reveal might have caused for Luck -- in addition to upgrades in cellular technology the past year -- has not motivated the Stanford graduate to join virtually all of his peers in the smartphone era.
Yup, that's right, Andrew Luck is still using a flip phone.
Luck attended Stanford's basketball game against Colorado this week, and he was shown on camera texting on his flip device. It looks pretty pathetic next to Richard Sherman's "modern technology":
Andrew Luck is the coolest person ever. Still rocking the flip phone. Probably just beat his snake high score pic.twitter.com/6oYXrcwZ6l
— Zack Shubow (@RealZackShubow) March 7, 2014
Here's another look:
— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) April 16, 2013
When questioned about his outdated phone last year, Luck explained that he has a history of breaking or losing his devices, so this way he doesn't have to worry about emptying his pockets for a new phone (not that he couldn't afford a new phone).
"If you really want to go deep," Luck added, "I think subconsciously it's a way of getting away from the internet, social media and email. It's a 'go' phone. You pay as you go, but I have a plan. I'm sophisticated enough to do that having been around Silicon Valley."