Friday, January 7, 2011

Good for Stanford's Andrew Luck

Stanford ‘lucked' out yesterday when quarterback Andrew Luck announced his was returning to school and postponing his entrance to the National Football League (NFL).

Luck may have been the No. 1 player taken in the draft but decided to continue working on his architectural design degree and of course, play football at the California school.

I say good for him. Enjoy the full college experience. Have fun. Earn your degree. Continue learning life lessons in a college environment. You can always work. The college life at a youthful age only happens once.

Luck is obviously an outstanding football player and a good student. He’s at Stanford. Isn’t that termed the Harvard of the West? Athletics and academics are serious business at Stanford. Luck is a student-athlete in the full sense of the term.

Stanford’s successful season was one of college football’s feel good stories. And with Luck returning, that success could definitely continue next season. Maybe Luck’s decision might convince his much sought-after coach (Jim Harbaugh) to return to northern California too.

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