15 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Sticking to quarterbacks.
Yesterday for day 16 we got to highlight a great gunslinger that played college ball down in Clemson. Now today for day 15, we’ll be highlighting a player that is regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time.
Tim Tebow was born in Makati, Philippines and was homeschooled but played high school football for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He was recruited and accepted an athletic scholarship to play for the Florida Gators.
Tebow played with Florida from 2006 to 2009. As a freshman, Tebow was primarily a back up but in this role, he threw for three hundred and fifty eight yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for four hundred and sixty nine yards and eight touchdowns.
He was a contributor on the Gators 2006 National Title winning squad. The following season in 2007, Tebow stepped in as the starter and passed for thirty two hundred yards and thirty two touchdowns while also rushing for nine hundred yards and twenty three touchdowns.
His unreal numbers led him to be named First Team SEC, won the Heisman, was First Team All American, Sporting News Player of the Year, won the Davey O’Brien Award, and his first of two Maxwell Awards.
Tebows last two seasons in the Swamp weren’t as big but still led to many accolades. Over those two years, he threw for fifty six hundred yards and fifty one touchdowns while rushing for just south of sixteen hundred yards and twenty six touchdowns.
For his efforts, Tebow was named First Team SEC in 2008 and 2009, was First Team All American in 2008, Second Team All American in 2009, won his second Maxwell Award in 2008, won the 2008 Manning Award, won the 2008 National Title, and was named SEC Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
Tebow was drafted twenty fifth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Broncos. He never really panned out but was an unreal college player.
Tomorrow for day 14, we’ll take a look at another great college quarterback, one that played in Utah.