Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 7/29/12

As tradition goes in the NFL, all rookies are subject to initiation with uncomfortable razzing and awkward tasks set upon them by their veteran teammates.

Andrew Luck, despite being the No. 1 overall pick, is no exception.

This weekend at Colts training camp, Luck was forced to serenade his mates with a tune of his choosing. Because he claims it’s the only song he knows the words to — really? — Luck went with “Country Roads” by John Denver.

Not a smart choice, as the franchise quarterback was booed off the stage and given two thumbs down by coach Chuck Pagano.

“It was awful,” Pagano said, via the Associated Press. “I’m glad he’s not doing that for a living because he wouldn’t have gotten the signing bonus he got. It was a great effort, though.”

Luck, whose drawn comparisons to predecessor Peyton Manning, suffered the same fate as Manning, who, as a rookie in 1998, was slammed for bellowing out his version of “Rocky Top.”

For the sake of the Colts — and our ears — let’s hope Luck never quits his day job.

(Photo: Michael Conroy/AP)

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