Andrew Luck Invited to Heisman Trophy Ceremony

Stanford quarterback a finalist for college's biggest award second year in a row.

Monday, Dec 5, 2011  |  Updated 4:06 PM PDT
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Andrew Luck Invited to Heisman Trophy Ceremony

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Stanford fans hope Andrew Luck will have something to celebrate after this year's presentation of the Heisman Trophy.

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It didn't take a genius at Stanford to predict it and the news should come as no surprise to anyone that watches college football.

But Stanford's Andrew Luck has been invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Luck along with Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Luck, the Stanford quarterback and preseason favorite, is a finalist for the second straight season. If he wins, he would become only the second Stanford student to win the award.

Griffin is the first Baylor player to be picked as a finalist. The school has never had a player finish better than fourth in the Heisman voting.

Richardson is the second Alabama running back to be a finalist in the last three years. Former teammate Mark Ingram won the Heisman in 2009.

Ball has scored 38 touchdowns for Wisconsin and needs one more to match Barry Sanders' NCAA record.

Mathieu, the LSU defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger, has made numerous game-changing plays for the top-ranked Tigers.

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday night.

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