Heading into the college football regular season, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman trophy. He is by far the most NFL-ready quarterback in the country and has all of the tools to be great at the next level.
That gave him a huge advantage heading into his junior season and it also helped that he has one of the top offensive lines that only allowed him to be sacked nine times.
Luck is a Heisman finalist along with Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Montee Ball and Tyrann Mathieu. All of those players are worthy of winning the award and you really couldn't be upset with whoever ends up leaving New York with the hardware.
The Stanford quarterback led the Cardinal to an 11-1 record and the BCS Fiesta Bowl. They had the second-best record in the Pac-12 and finished with a BCS Ranking of No.4.
Lucks numbers consisted of a 70 percent completion percentage, 3,170 passing yards and 35 passing touchdowns. The completion percentage was the best in the Pac-12 and he had the second-most touchdowns in the conference, only behind Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley.
Many would say Luck made this team and if you take him off of it, the Cardinal wouldn't be nearly as successful as they were this season.
You know all of the accomplishments and all of the off the chart numbers he's put up. Enjoy the video so you can see exactly what Andrew Luck has meant to this Stanford team and why he should win this year's Heisman trophy.
Randy Chambers is a B/R Featured Columnist that covers College Football and the NFL. You can contact him @Randy_Chambers or Randy.Chambers7@yahoo.com