Stanford QB Andrew Luck has been named the 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year.
Here's the official press release:
LuckStanford University senior quarterback Andrew Luck (Houston, TX) has been selected as the 2011 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year. Foundation President John Marks made the announcement tonight during ESPN’s 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.
The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the nation’s 120 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.
The 45th recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, Luck is the second Stanford player – joining Jim Plunkett QB, 1970) – to earn the honor. Luck is also the eighth player from the Pac-12 Conference – and first since 2005 (Reggie Bush, USC) – to be selected Player of the Year.
Other finalists for the Walter Camp 2011 Player of the Year award included Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Houston quarterback Case Keenum, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.
“Andrew Luck’s performance on and off the football field has made him a worthy recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award,” Marks said. “Andrew’s poise, leadership, and consistency have been trademarks of the Cardinal’s outstanding 2011 season.”
The 6-foot 4, 235-pound Luck is a Walter Camp First Team All-America selection after leading the Cardinal offense that ranks second in the Pac-12 and fifth in the country in scoring (43.6 points per game). Through 12 games this season, Luck has completed 70 percent of his pass attempts (261-of-373) for 3,170 yards and a school-record 35 touchdowns. His 167.5 pass efficiency rating leads the Pac-12 and ranks fifth in the nation.
Also selected the 2011 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, Luck threw for three or more touchdowns in a game eight times. He passed for 300+ yards four times, including a season-high 370 in a win over Colorado on October 8 when he completed 26-of-33 passes and three touchdowns.
Fourth-ranked Stanford (11-1) will play third-ranked Oklahoma State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2. It is Stanford’s second straight 11-win season.
For his career, Luck is 31-6 as a starter and holds several Stanford career records, including touchdown passes (80), completion percentage (66.4%) and total offense (10,043 yards).
An architectural design major, Luck has a 3.48 cumulative grade point average and is a Pac-12 All-Academic Team member.
Luck, along with members of the Walter Camp 2011 All-America team, will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.