It was 6 a.m. the morning after the Orange Bowl victory. Andrew Luck, after staying up and celebrating the entire night, sat in the hot tub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel with about a dozen of his teammates. Right then and there, Luck told them that he was returning to Stanford for his senior season.
For senior Usua Amanam, lining up in the secondary is a bit dumbfounding in and of itself.
A year ago, promising experience gave way to a disappointing 2011 for Stanford’s defensive backs. Things couldn’t be more different this preseason.
Football: Twelve former Cardinal players taken by NFL teams, as Fleener and Whalen join Luck in Indy
While Andrew Luck and David DeCastro might have stolen the headlines as the first two Stanford players selected in the NFL draft, ten other Cardinal players officially made the leap from the Farm to the NFL over the weekend as well.
With the NFL Combine over, the Stanford football team’s pro day in late March and the NFL Draft not until April, you’d think this would be a good time for head coach David Shaw to focus on the 2012 Cardinal, not the players moving on to the NFL