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Paul Sakuma, Associated Press
In this Nov. 26, 2011 photo, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (12) smiles during an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. Luck has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's top quarterback who best exemplifies character and scholastic and athletic achievement.

STANFORD, Calif. — Whether or not he wins the Heisman Trophy, Andrew Luck has it made.

The most sought-after NFL prospect in more than a decade is traveling to New York again this week, joining Alabama's Trent Richardson, Baylor's Robert Griffin III, Wisconsin's Montee Ball and LSU's Tyrann Mathieu as Heisman Trophy finalists.

While Luck wants to bring the award back to his beloved university after being the runner-up to Auburn's Cam Newton last year, he isn't losing any sleep about the results.

Heisman or not, Luck's legacy at Stanford is sealed. He's shattered records, led the Cardinal to two BCS bids and been a good ambassador for his school.