Stanford Cardinals: Andrew Luck Reportedly Staying For Senior Season

Alec Dopp@alecdoppCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2011

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal ellude Jack Tyler #58 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. STanford won 40-12. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The best possible quarterback that could have entered this year's NFL draft will stay in school for his senior season, reports

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck says he will stay in school for another year instead of entering the NFL draft.

Luck was widely considered to be the No. 1 pick by Carolina if he chose to leave school early. But he made his announcement Thursday that he wants to remain at Stanford so he can graduate as scheduled next year.

Luck led the fifth-ranked Cardinal (12-1) to a school-record 12 wins this season, including a 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Monday night. Stanford is set to finish the season in the top five of the AP poll for the first time since the unbeaten 1940 team finished No. 2.

The move will certainly shake up the 2011 NFL Draft, making Carolina's hopes for its ever-elusive "franchise quarterback" put on hold for at least another season.