Posted August 30, 2012 on
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The last time Josh Nunes took a hard hit came more than two years ago in spring practice. Now hits are about to start coming fast and from all angles again.
And this time, the stakes will be quite different.
The redshirt junior quarterback will lead No. 21 Stanford into the post-Andrew Luck era on Friday night, hosting south bay rival San Jose State in the season opener. The game will mark the first meaningful minutes for Nunes - who has thrown two passes in his collegiate career - since he was a senior at Upland High School in Southern California four years ago, and it will be the first glimpse at what life without Luck might look like this season.
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In most cases, if someone achieves greatness in their life, there is someone behind the scenes who pushed, encouraged, and supported them. Andrew Luck has achieved greatness, in high school and college. Experts expect him to be successful in the NFL also. So who was the person behind Luck who helped him reach his maximum potential? His name is Oliver Luck, Andrew Luck’s dad.
Jordan Williamson kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal and the go-ahead score from 20 yards, and No. 21 Stanford survived a 20-17 win over San Jose State on Friday night in its first game since Andrew Luck left.
Former backup Josh Nunes threw for 125 yards and a touchdown in his first start in place of Luck, the No. 1 overall draft pick. But the redshirt junior struggled to move...
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Jordan Williamson walks around the sunny, tree-lined Stanford campus with a smile now. He's surrounded by an extended family of friends and fans he never knew he had, willing to help him through the most trying time of his young life.
Perhaps nobody has looked forward to No. 21 Stanford...