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Andrew Luck

Quarterback | Stanford

As if throwing for 287 yards with four touchdowns in the Cardinal's 40-12 rout of Virginia Tech in the Discover Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 wasn't enough, Luck rewarded Stanford fans even more when he bypassed possibly being the No. 1 pick in this spring's NFL draft to return for his junior season in 2011.

By coming back to school (even without coach Jim Harbaugh, who left for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers), Luck passed up potentially $50 million to finish his education and play another season of college football. He's a great quarterback -- and a breath of fresh air.