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The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard

Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:45 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer
If there was one player who received more than his fair share of attention at the Los Angeles stop of Pac-12 Media Days, it was Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

Of course he is coming off one of the best seasons in conference history and has been tabbed my many as the Heisman front-runner. But that wasn't the reason everybody was staring abnormally at the humble signal-caller.

It was his Brian Wilson-esque beard.

"I honestly haven't thought past tomorrow about what to do with it. I never had a beard," Luck said. "I'm hesitant to call it a beard. I don't think it's quite there yet. I don't know. I'd never done it before, so why not try. We'll see if it lasts. When I get annoyed of it, I'll shave it."

Luck has stated numerous times that one of the reasons he didn't declare for the NFL draft and decided to return to Palo Alto was the fact that he enjoyed life as a student. As it turns out, the academic side of things was exactly how the beard got started.

"I got lazy after finals," he said. "I didn't shave and my mom didn't say anything to me when I got home.

"I figured, why not try it? I don't have to be presentable in college. That's a rule, right?"

(Everybody who has ever rolled out of bed for an 8 AM class is slowly nodding their heads right now.)

As if being the talk of Twitter Tuesday wasn't enough, it seems as though Luck's facial hair has already inspired Stanford fans to emulate their fearless gridiron leader. Cardinal blog Rule of Tree released an unofficial Andrew Luck "Hirsute of Victory" Cut-Out Beard shortly after his appearance and it wouldn't be all too surprising to see a few fans sporting the real thing once the opener rolls around at Stanford Stadium.

Let's just hope, as head coach David Shaw did Tuesday, that Luck's chinstrap fits over that thing.

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 2:03 am

The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard

Ha! This is the biggest Stanford football story out right now? Awesome, flying well under the radar then! I have tabbed Andrew Luck as the next Peyton Manning. His intelligence, skill, arm and poise are incredible, and I hope that he can somehow manage to stay low-key until he collects the heisman, the NC, his college degree, and a fat NFL payday. Good luck TREES!!!

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:51 pm

The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard

The hell with "Fear the Tree", This year it will be "Fear the Beard" again in the Bay Area!

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:53 pm

The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard

Nah - Amish.

Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:59 am

The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard

Stanfords very own, Muslim QB? LOL

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