Peyton Manning: Did Colts' Manning Tell Andrew Luck To Stay In School?
Peyton Manning may have played a small role in convincing Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck to stay in school for his senior season.
In an interview with KSTAR.com Andrew's father, Oliver, shed some light on his son's decision to skip on this year's NFL draft. "He feels real tight with those guys and he felt like he had some unfinished business. He wanted to go out with his guys," said the older Luck.
"Second factor, and this may seem old school, he wanted to get a degree," he said. "He went to college not just to play football, he loves playing football of course, but he went to college also to get a degree. Stanford's a pretty rigorous academic institution. He seriously enjoys his course work."
But another reason that Andrew decided to stay was because he sought the advice of the brother Manning, Peyton and Eli. Both Mannings stuck it out through their senior seasons at their respective institutions and still ended up picked No. 1 overall.
"He got advice not just from his old man or his mom but from people like Peyton Manning, Eli and others who've gone through it," he said. "That information and that advice of course is invaluable."
Apparently there's some history between the Luck's and the Manning's. Peyton and Eli's father Archie was teammates with Oliver Luck with the Houston Oilers.
As a result of their friendship, Andrew has had access to the Manning family and clearly made good use of their insight.
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