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Stanford’s Andrew Luck To Stay For Senior Season

QB Andrew Luck will stay at Stanford for his senior season. (Photo on nflgridirongab.com)

In a day and age where young, athletic football players get showered with endorsements and big NFL contracts, one player reckoned for that path decided to put all that on hold — for now.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2011 NFL Draft, has decided to remain in school.

It’s a decision that has become rare, and with the potential of a rookie salary cap being instituted by the 2012 Draft, Luck may have cost himself millions of dollars. Another high-profile quarterback from the same conference made a similar decision in 2005.

Matt Leinart decided to stay for his senior season at the University of Southern California. Like Luck, Leinart was projected to go No. 1 in the 2005 draft. Instead, Leinart fell to No. 10 where he was selected by the Arizona Cardinals.

Now Leinart is currently the third string quarterback in Houston.

With Luck back on board, Stanford will find themselves ranked in the top three heading into the 2011 season — with or without Head Coach Jim Harbough.

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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  1. I think it’ll work out differently though, Luck is a much better prospect than Leinart was

    Posted by Leo | January 7, 2011, 5:41 pm

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