As Luck would have it

As you watch the Heisman Trophy award ceremony today and witness Auburn’s Cam Newton undoubtedly win it, you’ll be watching along with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, another one of the finalists.

Keep this factoid in mind … Andrew spent the early part of his life in Europe where his dad, Oliver, was involved in NFL Europe.

Yes, it was a long time ago.

Yes, Andrew was quite young at the time.

But, had he continued playing he just might have turned out to be a candidate for the U.S. National Soccer team. He was that promising as a youth soccer player in Europe.

Alas, the family moved to Texas, young Andrew wanted to dive into U.S. sports and the rest, as they say, is history.