Dec. 8, 2011
TOWSON, Md. -- - Quarterback Andrew Luckof Stanford University, one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy and the son of Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame member Oliver Luck, leads the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Honored as the Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division I football, Luck is a junior who is an Architectural Design major with a 3.48 G.P.A.
The winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the top quarterback in college football, Luck has led No. 4 Stanford to an 11-1 record and a berth in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl where the Cardinal will face No. 3 Oklahoma State (11-1) on Jan. 2.
In 12 games this season, the Houston, Texas native has completed 261-of-373 passes for 3,170 yards and 35 touchdowns. He ranks fifth in the nation with a 167.5 passing efficiency. As a starting quarterback, he has led Stanford to a 31-6 record, the most wins ever by a Stanford quarterback.
The Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2010, Luck has been honored as the Pacific-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year the last two seasons. Named as a first team All-America quarterback by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Luck has thrown 80 touchdown passes in his career, breaking the school record set by the legendary John Elway (1979-82).
A finalist for the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player, he has completed 686-of-1033 passes for 9,083 yards in his career.
His father, who is currently the Director of Athletics at West Virginia University, was a Rhodes Scholar finalist who graduated from WVU in 1982. A two-time Academic All-America® quarterback for the Mountaineers, he was an NFL quarterback for four years.
He was inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame in 2008.
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To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.