College: University of Florida
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
162/244 Passing, 2166 Yards
17 Touchdowns, 4 Interceptions
193 Rushes, 796 Yards, 13 Touchdowns
Tebow is the best player in college football today. Anyone who tries to tell you differently should be viewed with suspicion. First, let’s put his career into perspective.
610/925 (65.9%) for 8,556 yards. 84 TDs vs. 15 Int.
Career Passer Rating 170.37 (FBS career record is 168.9 and was achieved against WAC defenses NOT the SEC)
668 rushes for 2,833 yards (4.24 YPC). 56 Touchdowns
I’m not sure I can emphasize the career efficiency enough. Tebow’s played in what many consider the heyday of SEC defenses. To give you perspective, let’s compare numbers with Colt McCoy. McCoy’s quarterbacked an offense that’s thrown the ball far more often than Florida’s. In fact, McCoy has attempted 80% more passes per game than Tebow has. However, he’s only scored 33% more passing touchdowns while throwing 180% more interceptions. All of this against defenses that are widely acknowledged to be far weaker.
Tebow’s also a “team first” player and a winner. He’s led the team to one SEC Championship and one National Championship and served as an integral part of the team that won both his freshman year. Vegas currently has the Gators as “odds on” favorites to win both again this year.
Just as importantly, he’s great for Gator Nation and college athletics as a whole. He has shown grace under the pressure of virtually constant media and fan scrutiny. He has also continually served as a reminder of how good human beings can and do use the benefits of position to better our world.
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