Andrew Luck may no longer be a member of the Stanford Cardinal football team, but the love affair the school and the team have with their former star quarterback continues and will continue for years to come.
If there was any doubt, it was squashed with the announcement that an anonymous donor endowed the offensive coordinator position on the team in honor of Luck with current offensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton, being the first Andrew Luck Director of Offense at the university.
"It is a tremendous honor to hold this position and to be associated with an outstanding young man like Andrew Luck, who means so much to Stanford football and the Stanford community," Hamilton said.
"I will do everything in my power to proudly continue the tradition of creative and exciting offensive football at Stanford."
Luck is credited with taking the Cardinal offense to another level during his tenure and for good reason. He ranks first on the school's career lists for touchdown passes (82), completion percentage (.687), passing efficiency (162.76) and total offense (10,387) in just three years.
"It is a huge tribute," said Luck of his named Directorship. "To have anything endowed in my name is a complete honor. I feel very fortunate to have come to Stanford, and I have always enjoyed representing the University. The offensive coordinators I've had here helped me not only in football, but also to grow so much as a person. To be a part of that leadership and position is a very proud legacy for me."