You have to admire the decision of Andrew Luck, starting quarterback at Stanford University. He had a big decision to make – leave college early for a #1 NFL draft selection and a sure multi-million dollar contract (as in $30-$40 million), or return to school, finish his degree, and chance hurting his draft status next year.
Luck chose to return to school to finish his degree in architecture, and pursue a championship. I hope it works out for him. Not sure I’d do the same given the same choice, but I admire his decision.
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