WATERLOO, Ind. (AP) — A 12-acre corn maze in the likeness of
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck opened recently in northeastern
The maze is part of a fall festival that Larry Smith started
four years ago on his family’s farm near the DeKalb County town of Waterloo. The
first maze was in the shape of a Duesenberg car once made in the county.
The idea for the Luck maze came when an acquaintance in
Colorado made a Peyton Manning corn maze after the longtime Colts quarterback
joined the Denver Broncos, Smith told The Star of Auburn.
“He told me, ‘Thanks for sending him our way,’” Smith said.
“If he can do a maze with Peyton Manning, we can do one with Luck.”
To prepare the maze, Smith sought permission from the Colts
for the design and then worked with a company in Utah that designs corn mazes
for nearly 350 farms in the U.S.
In July, he and a crew of four others laid out a grid for
the design of Luck about to throw a pass and cut the corn when it was 6 inches
tall. The remaining corn is now more than 10 feet tall.
Smith said he has invited Luck to visit the maze about 25
miles north of Fort Wayne — and has only taken a bit of grief about the design
from some Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
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