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Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck Carries On Family’s Football Tradition
March 2, 2012
As the projected top pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has been under the hot lights of the NFL Scouting Combine this week to prove to teams he is the real deal. Luckily, no pun intended, Andrew can look to his former NFL player father, Oliver, for sound advice on how to handle the rigors of the professional game.
Oliver Luck was a standout player at West Virginia before being drafted 30 years ago by the Houston Oilers. Oliver mostly served as a backup for star QB Warren Moon, but went on to complete a law degree and working heavily with NFL Europe, eventually running the whole league. Oliver also was a coach for young Andrew’s Pop Warner teams, and he’s still offering fatherly guidance even as stardom looms ahead for his son.
“Take it seriously because it's a great opportunity," Oliver Luck said regarding his son's upcoming job to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "But at the same time, enjoy it. Enjoy everything that's happening.”
Oliver and his wife, Kathy, are behind Andrew all the way, who seemingly has wowed many with his showing at the Combine. Still, Oliver Luck doesn’t expect his son to carry on any legacy.
“It's a different level when you get to the NFL," he said. "He knows that. He understands that. Our job is basically to be supportive, understanding and his parents.”
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