By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
The long-lasting effect of Andrew Luck began at the high-school level.
Going into Luck’s junior season at Stratford High School (Houston, Texas), the school was riding a 13-year playoff drought. That changed as Luck led the team to the Texas State 5A playoffs with a breakout year. Although Stratford was bounced out of the first round, it has been very competitive ever since.
Similar things happened during Luck’s tenure at Stanford. Following years of poor performances, he tied together a team that would go on to make BCS bowl appearances. Oh yeah, Luck is in the NFL now and Stanford just won The Rose Bowl. Funny how that works out.
All of the accolades and awards Luck has won doesn’t surprise his high school coach, Elion Allen.
“He’s got unbelievably high character and is a great leader, but it’s not like it’s something that he aspires to do,” Allen told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. “It just happens naturally because he cares about everyone on the team, whether you’re a third-team guy or a star.” Keep Reading…