Colts TE Coby Fleener says relationship with Luck same as at Stanford

Coby Fleener probably will be forever overshadowed on the Indianapolis Colts by his current quarterback and fellow Stanford grad Andrew Luck.

The rookie tight end dashed out of the gate this season, catching six passes in Week 1.

Fleener told “NFL AM” Thursday morning that his early success is a product of his relationship with Luck.

“It comes back to have timing with Andrew Luck,” he said. “Being college teammates we’ve gotten to work quite a bit longer than most rookies have together, so it’s a benefit to both of us.”

Fleener compiled eight catches through two weeks, which ranks him 10th in the NFL for tight ends, tied with the likes of Vernon Davis, Todd Heap, Brandon Pettigrew and Kyle Rudolph. His 98 receiving yards ranks him 11th overall among tight ends.

The relationship between the quarterback and his favorite college receiver hasn’t changed since they both pulled on Cardinal red.

“It’s very similar, I think we both want to work hard during the week to prepare for the game and, once game time comes, I think we are both ready and willing to go,” he added.

Colts fans, who are used to seeing No. 1 picks develop a productive relationship with tight ends, hope the connection continues to grow.

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