Not Just Luck
Candice Wiggins thinks Andrew Luck should win the Heisman.
by Candice Wiggins | @candicewiggins
I’m about to go study for my upcoming finals (PS: of my official graduation from Stanford University! ☺), but before the weekend was over I had to ask myself a Sports Related essay question. So, I decided to write a mini-blog essay-slash-recommendation to any “professional” team that might be interested, and the topic I chose to discuss was: Andrew Luck for Heisman.
(Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a football expert. I’m not on the Heisman Committee, and I don’t even know if what I’m suggesting is crazy sounding. But Andrew Luck is so dope, I would vote him for Heisman.)
Stanford Superman. He’s the dopest quarterback I’ve seen in a long time, and there have been SO many great quarterbacks at Stanford! I think the play that won it over for me was the one I just witnessed from Big Game. For everyone that doesn’t know, Big Game is Stanford and Cal’s Superbowl. This beef goes way back. Need I remind the world of The Play?? As in, the play where Cal won the game because of what?? Chaos? But I love that they won! CHALLENGE! (See how intense I sound already? And I’m only writing my thoughts!)
Now fast forward to this Saturday’s past Big Game. I have never *EVER* seen a quarterback do what Andrew Luck did; a play where he ran it down the field so tenaciously, and then when the defender was ready to take him out, he ended up giving him a shoulder to the chest, and, ironically, ended up looking like he was the defender. Take that Cal! We’re taking the axe back out of your hands—again! And Andrew Luck personified that. He personified all of us at Stanford (when it comes to Big Game and anything relating to Cal.) This boggled my mind. I promise you when I saw this clip on YouTube, (I couldn’t attend the game or watch it on TV ☹) I immediately thought “Stanford Superman!!!!” It was something a superhero football player would do. So dope. So smart.
It is that testimony that makes me say that I strongly recommend Andrew Luck for Heisman, and he *ABSOLUTELY* has my vote. And remember, in 2008, against all odds, I won the Wade Trophy, annually given to the best player in women’s college basketball. I’m also on a banner at my High School right next to the great Rashaan Salaam, winner of the Heisman in 1994. In my mind, Andrew Luck is worthy to join us.
But then again, what do I know?