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  If you are hoping for news on whether Andrew Luck will leave early for the NFL, be prepared to wait. The Stanford quarterback said he won't make a decision about his future until after the Cardinal face Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. Luck is projected to be one of the top choices in the draft when he decides to play professional football. Sportsbook records the sophomore as a finalists for the Heisman Trophy after throwing for 3,051 yards and 28 touchdowns while leading Stanford to a 11-1 record. After the bowl game, Luck will sit down with his family and see what's best, he recently announced on the Dan Patrick Show.

Luck said that he's about a 1 1/2 years away from graduating and getting his degree is weighs heavy on his parents. The degree is very important to them Luck has said. Apparently, his parents instilled that value in him, and the degree is important to Luck as well.

Asked later in the interview whether he or Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh was more likely to go to the NFL, Luck responded that it was a good question, but he does not know. He has not given much thought to going to the NFL at this point.

This Saturday the 2010 Heisman Trophy will be handed out at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.

The group announced the four invitees for the annual dinner and Stanford QB Andrew Luck will be among the players present. In addition to Luck, the presentation will include favorite Auburn QB Cam Newton, Oregon RB LaMichael James and Boise State QB Kellen Moore.

Although all the candidates had fantastic seasons, Cam Newton is generally considered the favorite for this award. In fact, the question has switched to the potential margin of victory and how big it might be. Some folks are keeping Newton off their ballot due to the off-the-field issues concerning his dad. Although Cam Newton was cleared of wrong-doing by the NCAA, that hasn’t stopped some voters from turning the ballot into their own personal soap box.

Given all this, Andrew Luck, LaMichael James, and Kellen Moore will be battling for second place. A week ago put together their latest ballot of 15 NFL experts to see how the vote might finish. Newton continues to run away with the award, while Luck has a narrow lead for second over James and Moore.


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