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When I went to the University of Oregon, I used to work in a restaurant, and one of the girls I worked with dated an Oregon defensive back. This was in 2009, and it was Andrew Luck's freshman year.
Oregon traveled to Stanford that year and lost in a shootout 51-42. Toby Gerhart ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, and Luck threw for 251 yards with a touchdown. When I got to work the next day, I asked my coworker what T.J. (her boyfriend/Ducks DB) had to say about the game.
"T.J. said that Stanford's quarterback is going to win the Heisman before he's done, and that he was the best quarterback he'd ever seen."
T.J. was right. He knew it Luck's freshman year. Andrew Luck is going to win the Heisman.
Luck must have known something then too, because he turned down millions of dollars he would have earned as the NFL's top pick to return to Stanford.
Luck led Stanford to an 11-1 record with its only loss coming to the Oregon Ducks in Autzen. Luck was third in passer efficiency at 170.16, he threw for 3,338 yards and he tossed 32 touchdowns.
The Stanford Cardinal and Andrew Luck are poised to make a title run next year. As long as Luck can get Stanford back to a BCS bowl game, then he is going to win the Heisman. It's that simple. He finished second in the Heisman voting this past year, and Cam Newton won't be in his way next year.
The Heisman is Luck's to lose.