INDIANAPOLIS - He was one of the 27, but even this rookie who got top billing on Tuesday.
Sure, Dwayne Allen sweated it up with the the kids and had some fun during and hour clinic on Monday at the Concord Neighborhood Center on the South Side of Indianapolis.
He got many inspired looks from the young children whom he pointed and encourage around pylons and sometimes through pads in the team's "Colts Community Blitz."
But out of the corner of his eye, the rookie tight end could see where the real attention was going.
"The quarterback drill with Andrew Luck had to be the best drill out here," said Allen-who even participated in the activity with the first round draft pick for a bit.
It was the first time the quarterback had participated in an event of this kind in Indianapolis, where he would be face-to-face with member of the community in a volunteer role. The "Play 60" event-which also featured rookies reading to kids and helping with crafts-certainly won't be the last for Luck.
"Anytime you can positively influence somebody's life, you try and take advantage of that," said Luck of volunteering in the community. "I'm very fortunate to be in the situation that I am."
Peyton Manning felt the same. While he will certainly be known for his exploits on the field with the Colts for over a decade its his work off the field that cemented him as an Indianapolis icon.
His Peyback Foundation was apart of a number of charity events from 1998 to this present day and even a children's hospital on the north side of Indianapolis bears his name.
As Manning's heir apparent on the field, Luck is expected to make contributions of it as well.
"It's intregal to be invovled in the community, trying to be a good member of society and give back," said Luck.
On Tuesday that task was simple. He led the children on a course that featured step-through ropes and then pylons. When they reached a giant Colts inflatable backdrop, they took a football from Luck and tries to throw it through the hole-which were the hands of a big picture of Reggie Wayne.
"It was fun, it was a good deal," said Luck of the kids throwing-which he said was his favorite part of the exercise.