The 2011 college football regular season has come to an end and the annual awards were presented Thursday evening on ESPN's 2011 College Football Awards Show. Andrew Luck entered the evening nominated for a variety of awards, including the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. While Luck came up short in his bid for the Davey O'Brien QB Award, he did win the Walter Camp Award.
Luck was facing off against Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Houston quarterback Case Keenum, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. He will square off on Saturday against Griffin, Richardson and Mathieu (as well as Wisconsin running back Montee Ball) for the 2011 Heisman Trophy. Griffin is the heavy favorite at this point.
Luck is a Walter Camp First Team All-America selection following a season in which Stanford's offense ranks second in the Pac-12 and fifth in the country in scoring with 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. He will wrap his season, and likely his college career in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma State.