Nov. 9, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 74th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year, Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski announced today.
Luck has quarterbacked Stanford to an 8-1 record, the team's best start since the 1970 season. In nine games, he has completed 175-of-258 passes for 2,213 yards and 22 touchdowns. His 22 touchdowns rank fourth on Stanford's single-season list, five behind the record held by John Elway (1980) and Steve Stenstrom (1993).
He leads the Pac-10 Conference and ranks seventh nationally in passing efficiency at 163.77 and also tops the conference and ranks 19th nationally in total offense per game (287.0).
A dual-threat, Luck also ranks as Stanford's second leading rusher with 370 yards on 43 attempts and three touchdowns. His rushing total, which includes two touchdown runs over 50 yards, is the highest in school history by a quarterback.
The sophomore from Houston, Texas has been red-hot over the last four games, completing 82-of-110 (.745) of his passes for 960 yards and nine touchdowns against USC, Washington State, Washington and Arizona.
Last Saturday, he completed 23-of-32 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 42-17 victory over 13th-ranked Arizona.
Stanford is 16-5 in Luck's 21 career starts at quarterback.
The winner of the 74th Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 9, 2010. Three finalists for the award will be announced on November 22, 2010 and a second round of voting will take place at that time. The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's Awards Dinner on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Harrah's Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Voting for both of the collegiate awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club will begin on Tuesday, November 9th and close on Sunday November 21st. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media.
Semifinalists for the 74th Maxwell Award
Blackmon, Justin, Oklahoma State University, WR, Sophomore
Broyles, Ryan, University of Oklahoma, WR, Junior
Dalton, Andy, Texas Christian University, QB, Senior
Griffin III, Robert, Baylor University, QB, Sophomore
Hunter, Kendall, Oklahoma State University, RB, Senior
James, LaMichael, University of Oregon, RB, Sophomore
Kaepernick, Colin, University of Nevada, QB, Senior
Luck, Andrew, Stanford University, QB, Sophomore
Mallett, Ryan, University of Arkansas, QB, Junior
Martinez, Taylor, University of Nebraska, QB, Freshman
Moore, Kellen, Boise State University, QB, Junior
Newton, Cam, Auburn University, QB, Junior
Pryor, Terrelle, Ohio State University, QB, Junior
Robinson, Denard, University of Michigan, QB, Sophomore
Stanzi, Ricky, University of Iowa, QB, Senior
Taylor, Tyrod, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, QB, Senior