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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Andrew Luck

  Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
Player Profile
Houston, TX
High School:
Stratford HS
Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

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Andrew Luck: All-America Candidate
AT STANFORD: One of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2010 season... continues Stanford's proud tradition of excellence at the quarterback position...should receive strong consideration for the Davey O'Brien Award after passing for 2,575 yards and 13 touchdowns last season as a redshirt freshman...was at the helm of the highest scoring team in school history last season after becoming the first freshman to win the starting quarterback job coming out of fall camp since Chad Hutchinson in 1996...sound decision making and accuracy led to a conference-best 143.5 pass efficiency rating...also proved to be a threat outside of the pocket, as he rushed for 354 yards on 61 carries, which was the most rushing yardage by a Stanford quarterback since Gene Washington in 1966...has gained close to 30 pounds since arriving at Stanford in the fall of 2008.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Has completed 45-of-70 passes for 674 yards and 10 touchdowns over the first three games of the season...10 TD passes rank second in the nation...also ranks first in the Pac-10 and third nationally in passing efficiency at 192.3...completed 17-of-23 passes for 316 yards and four TDs in the season opener against Sacramento State...threw for 301 yards and four TDs in the first half alone...four TDs were a career high and the most by a Stanford quarterback since Trent Edwards threw for touchdowns against San Jose State in 2006...his passing total was the second highest of his career behind his 423-yard effort at Arizona in 2009...among his four TD strikes was an 81-yard bomb to Doug Baldwin in the first quarter, which ranked as the eighth longest touchdown pass in school history...completed 11-of-24 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 35-0 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl...connected with Ryan Whalen on a 16-yard TD pass to open the scoring and Coby Fleener on a three-yard score with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter...also rushed for a career high 63 yards on seven carries...completed 17-of-23 passes for 207 yards and four TDs in a 68-24 win over Wake Forest...also rank for a touchdown on a career long 52-yard run at the 7:42 mark of the second quarter...led Stanford to touchdown drives in all eight of his possessions...point total tied for the fourth highest output in Stanford history...also marked the fourth time as a starter Stanford had scored 50 or more points in a game.

Earned freshman All-America honors by, and Sporting News...first team all-freshman offense selection by Phil Steele...named national freshman of the year by also named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team by Phil Steele, and Sporting News...enjoyed a sensational campaign in his first season at Stanford's starting quarterback...became the first freshman quarterback to start a season-opening game since Kyle Matter in 2002 at Boston College...was the first freshman to win the starting quarterback job in fall camp since Chad Hutchinson in 1996...was at the helm of the highest-scoring offense in school history in terms of total points (434)...set a Stanford freshman passing record with 2,575 yards...only an injury, which forced him out of the Sun Bowl, stood in the way of cracking Stanford's single-season top-10 list for passing yardage...tossed 13 touchdowns, which were the most by a Stanford frosh since Steve Stenstrom fired 15 scores in 1991...accurate passer who led the conference in passing efficiency (143.5)...ranked second among conference signal callers in total offense (244.1) and fifth in passing yards per game (214.6)...threw just four interceptions on the year, the lowest mark in the Pac-10...dual threat who also rushed for 354 yards on 61 carries (5.8)...his rushing total was the most by a Stanford quarterback since Gene Washington ran for 362 yards in 1966...his 2,929 yards in total offense ranked fifth on Stanford's single-season charts, 459 yards shy of Steve Stenstrom's record of 3,398, set in 1991...threw for 200 yards or more in six games, topped off by a career-high 423-yard effort at Arizona...made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Washington State and completed 11 of 23 passes for 193 yards and one touchdown...first career TD pass was a 63-yarder to Chris Owusu at the 11:54 mark of the second quarter, which ranks as Stanford's longest pass play of the season...completed a season-high 23 passes including two touchdowns on 34 attempts for 276 yards at Wake Forest...both touchdown passes went to Ryan Whalen...was an efficient 9 for 12 for 170 yards and one touchdown against San Jose State...completed 7 of 14 passes for 103 yards in Stanford's win over No. 24 Washington...completed 112 of 205 passes (54.6) for 1,833 yards and nine TDs over the final eight games of the season...included in the stretch was a spectacular, 423-yard, three-TD performance at Arizona, which ranked as the third-best passing game in Stanford history in terms of yardage...became the first Stanford quarterback to throw for over 400 yards with fewer than 25 completions (21)...completed three passes of 40 yards or more in the game...totaled 443 yards in total offense which ranked second on the school's single-game list...came back the following week to complete 17 of 28 passes for 236 yards in a 33-14 home win over Arizona State...played with poise beyond his years in engineering upsets of No. 7 Oregon and No. 11 USC in back-to-back weekends...completed 12 of 20 passes for 251 yards with two touchdowns against the Ducks...was 12 for 22 for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 55-21 victory over USC at the Coliseum...closed out the regular season by completing 14 of 20 passes for 198 yards in Stanford's 45-38 win over Notre Dame...broke his right index finger in the fourth quarter against Notre Dame and was sidelined for the Sun Bowl contest vs. Oklahoma...first team All-Pac-10 academic selection...recipient of the Dewsarte-Eller Award honoring the team's top sophomore.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
Did not see action.

Graduated from Stratford High School in Houston, Texas...ranked as high as the No. 4 quarterback in the nation by, the No. 5 overall recruit in Texas and the No. 47 overall recruit in the tabbed him No. 1 on its list of the most accurate quarterbacks in the country, as well as No. 4 on its list of pro-style QB's, the No. 9 overall recruit from Texas and No. 68 overall player nationally...a SuperPrep All-American who ranked as the publication's No. 10 player in Texas and No. 7 QB nationwide...passed for 7,139 career yards and 53 touchdowns in three prep seasons, completing 488 of 824 passes (59.2%)...also added 2,085 career rushing yards...threw for 2,684 yards and 19 TDs while completing 196 of 338 passes as a senior in 2007 to earn second team All-Texas honors for Class 5A teams...was named the 19-5A District MVP and added a spot on the All-America team for juniors only in 2006 when he threw for 2,926 yards and 27 TDs on 176 of 257 passing...added 1,529 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore when he completed 116 of 229 throws...complemented his throwing exploits with rushing totals of 671 yards as a senior, 714 in his junior campaign and 700 during his sophomore season...son of former Houston Oiler and West Virginia quarterback Oliver Luck, who currently serves as the athletic director at West Virginia...served as the valedictorian of Stratford's graduating class of 2008...majoring in architectural design.
Luck's Career Highs
Passing Attempts:
35 at Arizona, Oct. 17, 2009
Passing Completions:
23 at Wake Forest, Sept. 12, 2009
Passing Yards:
423 at Arizona, Oct. 17, 2009
Passing Touchdowns: 4 v. Sacramento State and v. Wake Forest, 2010

Long: 81 v. Sacramento State (to Baldwin), 2010

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