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Luck Sticking with Stanford

Stanford fans are thanking their Luck-y stars today.



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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after he threw a 38-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Virginai Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Stanford won 40-12. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    While the questions continue to swirl around the future of Stanford's football coach, they were answered definitively for concerning the fate of the team's star quarterback on Thursday.

    Stanford issued a press released that announced Andrew Luck will not declare for the NFL draft.

    "I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012," Luck said in the statement.

    Luck, a red-shirted sophomore, walks away from a nearly certain No. 1 in the coming NFL draft that would have brought him millions of dollars.

    Luck is already a big man around campus, but when word of this move starts to spread down on the farm, his popularity is sure to increase.