Luck would never have anything to do with winning a prestigious season-long award like the Heisman Trophy – only hard work, skill and good health. But after just missing in 2011, Andrew Luck has been opened as the Heisman Trophy by several sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark.com.
The Stanford QB might have been the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, but he opted to go back to school. We all know that Cam Newton, who beat him for the Heisman, also beat him to the No. 1 punch, as Carolina drafted the Auburn stud first overall in April.
Shops made Luck the 9/2 favorite to finish what he started last season. He's one of just three Pac 10 players in the Top 15 of this list, as Heisman finalist LaMichael James of Oregon (15/2) and RB Chris Polk of Washington (25/1).
The Oklahoma Sooners, the early pick to win college football's championship in 2012 ever since the season ended, are showing why, with a trio of players in the Top 12 Heisman Trophy list
QB Landry Jones, WR Ryan Broyles and RB Roy Finch all sit near the top of the board. Jones is 13/2 while South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore is third at 7/1.
"It's interesting that Bodog made a special bet on whether a defensive player will win the award, because it almost never happens," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com. "It's a 10/1 longshot if you think a defensive player will emerge and beat the Heisman odds."
Odds to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy – see full NCAAF futures at OddsShark
Andrew Luck (QB Stanford) 9/2
Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma) 13/2
Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina) 7/1
Denard Robinson (QB Michigan) 15/2
LaMichael James (RB Oregon) 15/2
Trent Richardson (RB Alabama) 12/1
Justin Blackmon (WR Oklahoma State) 15/1
Kellen Moore (QB Boise State) 15/1
Knile Davis (RB Arkansas) 15/1
Ryan Broyles (WR Oklahoma) 15/1
Robert Griffin III (QB Baylor) 20/1
Chris Polk (RB Washington) 25/1
Roy Finch (RB Oklahoma) 30/1
Brandon Weeden (QB Oklahoma State) 32/1
Case Keenum (QB Houston) 35/1
Darron Thomas (QB Oregon) 35/1
Kirk Cousins (QB Michigan State) 35/1
Michael Floyd (WR Notre Dame) 40/1
Matt Barkley (QB USC) 45/1
Nick Foles (QB Arizona) 45/1
Russell Shepard (WR LSU) 50/1
Aaron Murray (QB Georgia) 55/1
E.J. Manuel (QB Florida State) 60/1
John Brantley (QB Florida) 60/1
Ryan Tannenhill (QB Texas A&M) 60/1
Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas) 70/1
Danny O'Brien (QB Maryland) 75/1
Dayne Crist (QB Notre Dame) 75/1
Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska) 75/1
Alshon Jeffery (WR South Carolina) 80/1
James White (RB Wisconsin) 80/1
Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin) 80/1
Robert Woods (WR USC) 80/1
Michael Dyer (RB Auburn) 85/1
David Wilson (RB Virgina Tech) 90/1
Geno Smith (QB West Virginia) 90/1
Marcus Coker (RB Iowa) 90/1
Dan Persa (QB Northwestern) 95/1
2011 Heisman Trophy - Will a defensive player win the 2011 Heisman Trophy?