Stanford's Turnaround: Key Players Not Named Andrew Luck

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Stanford's Turnaround: Key Players Not Named Andrew Luck
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Tavita Pritchard

In 2006, Stanford won one game and lost 11.

Five seasons later, the Cardinal are coming off back-to-back BCS bowls, with three straight Heisman Trophy runner-ups and four of the first 42 selections in last week's NFL draft.

How did this remarkable turnaround occur?

Well, it was nice to have had Andrew Luck at QB. He was a transformative player. As was RB Toby Gerhart, the school's all-time leading rusher.

But they hardly turned the program around single-handedly. In this first of a multi-part series, check out some of the other Cardinal stars who helped restore national prominence to The Farm.

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