-- What Stanford's Former Quarterbacks are Saying --
"I've watched several of their games on TV, and from what I've seen, he's got all the tools. It's a big help to him having (Jim) Harbaugh as his coach because of his NFL experience, as well as having his dad (Oliver Luck, another former NFL quarterback). The sky's the limit for him. What I like the most about him is his mobility, something I look at closely. He's got a great knack of moving around for his size. He's the complete package."
-- Super Bowl Quarterback John Elway in the San Francisco Chronicle
"He came in with a lot of confidence, a lot of maturity. You get the sense from him just watching him at practice, before he even started a game because he redshirted, that there was something special about this young man... It's kind of hard to put into words... All of these kids can throw the ball, no doubt about it. But his vision, his timing, getting the ball out where it needs to be to be caught by the receiver only and not defended against, he almost had these attributes coming into Stanford, ahead of schedule. He was ready to go from the get-go. YOu see this in a few players over the years. Peyton (Manning), in particular had it."
-- 1970 Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett said to The Sporting News
"I think he's every bit as talented as any of the three big guys who got drafted this year. He's got a good arm, he throws touch, he's got good feet, mechanics. It's one year, but for as young as he is, he's got the chance to be as good as any of them, and that's saying a lot when you've got Elway, Plunkett and Brodie and a lot of other guys who have gone through there."
-- 1978 Sammy Baugh winner Steve Dils said to The Sporting News
"He sure could be the best Stanford ever had. He seems to be very, very developed in this play; he seems to be at a junior or senior class level."
-- 1977 Sammy Baugh winner Guy Benjamin said to The Sporting News
"I give Jim Harbaugh a lot of credit -- he knew a bit about the quarterbacks position in his own right. He's extremely well coached-- but obviously you have to have the talent."
-- 1959 Sammy Baugh winner Nick Norman said to The Sporting News
"What I noticed most was his accuracy on deeper throws. His arm isn't as strong as Elway's was, but I almost feel like he makes up for that with being a little more accurate than John was. John was more acrobatic-- he'd make unbelievable plays. Luck doesn't have as much of that big-play capability, but he is very consistent and very accurate. Kind of like Joe Montana."
-- Stanford's third leading passer John Paye said to The Sporting News
"If I am a college coach and can start a team from scratch, Andrew Luck would be my first pick. He can do it all from a physical standpoint, but has the maturity and mental approach that makes him one of those special players that don’t come along very often. He will likely end up as the greatest Stanford QB in history, but he understands that winning is the most important focus."
--Todd Husak, third all-time in career passing and current Stanford color commentator
Edited by rayzor, 09 December 2010 - 06:35 PM.