Friday, January 21, 2011
In The Spotlight
It isn’t often that college football players spurn the NFL, especially when they’re the prohibitive favorite to be selected first overall in the league’s annual amateur draft. But that’s precisely what Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck did on January 6, 2011, when he announced he would be turning down a $50 million-payday to return to school and complete his degree. “A big part of going to a university like Stanford is to get a degree and graduate and have that opportunity to go into the business world or whatever world it is with a Stanford degree,” he said at the time. “It’s a big deal.” Luck’s bold decision sent shock waves throughout the U.S., as pundits alternate between questioning his sanity and praising his maturity. Learn more about Luck by clicking here.