Both are 22 (born exactly five months apart). Both were recruited by Stanford. (Didn’t know that, did you? Shaw, then Stanford’s offensive coordinator, went hard after Griffin, even with Luck already in house; Griffin preferred Baylor, where he knew he’d have a chance to play early and often after starring at Briles’ football camp.) Both were high school stars in Texas. (Luck at Houston Stratford, Griffin at Copperas Cove.) Both declared for the draft with a year of college eligibility left. Both starred academically; Griffin graduated with a 3.67 grade-point average in political science, and Luck was an academic All-America in architectural design and engineering. Both are athletic, though Griffin’s more of an athlete. He had a Cam Newton-type career, with 2,199 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns at Baylor.
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