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2011 College Football Awards Show: Andrew Luck Wins 2011 Maxwell Award

The college football regular season is a wrap and the final awards were handed out Thursday night. Andrew Luck had a solid evening as he hauled in a pair of player of the year awards. Early in the evening he was named the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year. He closed the evening in victory as he was named the 2011 Maxwell Award winner. Luck beat out Trent Richardson and Kellen Moore for the award. He is the second Stanford quarterback to win the award, joining Jim Plunkett.

Andrew Luck finished fifth in the nation in quarterback rating (167.5) and fifth in touchdown passes (36), as he led the Cardinal to the most successful season in school history. His numbers were down from 2010, but his season was a mark of sustained success seen by few players in college football. He didn't have the crazy numbers of a Robert Griffin III, but he was as consistent as they come. Luck threw at least two touchdowns in every game he played and only threw two interceptions in a game once.

Now, Andrew Luck waits for Saturday and the Heisman Trophy presentation show. After opening the season as a heavy favorite, Luck is now a sizable underdog to Robert Griffin III and even behind Trent Richardson. Even if Luck does not win the Heisman, he will have completed a spectacular season that will likely result in his selection as the number one overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.