QB Andrew Luck to stay with Stanford
Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck will not enter the NFL draft, the university says.
January 6th, 2011
03:28 PM ET

QB Andrew Luck to stay with Stanford

Andrew Luck, the Stanford University quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up, says he will be staying with the Cardinal next season, according to the university's athletic department.

Luck, a redshirt sophomore from Houston, Texas, had been projected by many to be the first quarterback taken - and perhaps the first pick - in the NFL draft.

ESPN reported Tuesday that high-ranking officials with the Carolina Panthers, the NFL's worst team this year, said they would take Luck with the first pick, and SI.com's Andrew Perloff predicted Luck would go to the Panthers if he entered the draft.

NFL rules require that underclassmen declare early whether they intend to enter the draft. January 15 is their deadline.

"I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012," Luck said in a Stanford news release.

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  1. smalls

    Good call Mr. luck! The Carolina Panthers are now 2 and 15 for the season.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jack

    Luck is stupid. He won't be this hot after next season. Besides, no telling what could happen as far as injuries and a lousy team record next year. Take the money dude, you can always be an architect after football is done.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rob Hannigan

    I respect this guy no one few can pass up on the easy road.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve

    Its a bad move, financially, you ca always go back to get your degree if things don't pan out, you will have plenty of money. May player go back or finish up in the off season, so I don't think he is gaining anything unless he doesn't plan to go pro ever.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RobinThomas

    Any other Stanford students on here who are really happy to see this? 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Smokey

    Good for him, who can say what happens in the future, maybe he wrecks his shoulder or something and never plays again, maybe the NFL has labour troubles and he never gets that millionaires' deal. Stay in school and finish what you started, that's setting a good example and displaying admirable maturity.

    January 7, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. SI67

    I think Andrew is making the best decision based on what he wants. He's got it good right now. Why become an adult before you have to? Stay a kid as long as possible.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Marco

    Dumb a–.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Real

    well take it that the Nfl wages will be alot less coming into the NFL in 2012 season don't make no sense to me to stay at college? So Carolina is also a better team then there record. They had alot of injuries to there line and alot of rookies that caused them to lose. And if Luck is all they say he is maybe he can turn them around because so far clausen hasn't worked out. The last game of the season I believe there was only one guy on the line that started all year that wasn't hurt. Getting 60 or 70 plus million for 6 year is better then getting 15 million in 2012 for 5 year when the new salaries go in afect.

    January 7, 2011 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Big Game James

    Damn the Luck! Kid just doesn't want to play for Panthers. Nothing to do with getting degree. Stanford's architecture program isn't even accredited. Be like getting degree from Strayer!

    January 7, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Logic

    Poor decision on Luck's part. He should have opted for the guaranteed money. If there is a lockout, he can still attend classes, right? There's no clause that demands he end his education. As far as Carolina, who cares what team you play for when you're making #1 pick money?

    January 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
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