Heisman or not, Luck’s legacy at Stanford sealed

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The Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year has lifted No. 4 Stanford (11-1, 8-1) to consecutive 11-win seasons for the first time and owns almost every major school passing record _ and doing it in only three years. After trouncing Virginia Tech 40-12 in the Orange Bowl last season, the Cardinal will face No. 3 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 in Luck’s final collegiate game.

Then he’ll head to the worst NFL franchise, a place where fans have undoubtedly cheered for losses in hopes of drafting him.

Whether he’ll hear his name announced as the Heisman Trophy winner at Saturday night’s ceremony is uncertain. For Luck, how outsiders view him is almost irrelevant.

“I don’t care about what kind of impression I make on anybody,” Luck said about Heisman voters, “besides the guys in this locker room.”

By summer, he’ll have the one title that means most to him: Stanford graduate.


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