Tebow Takes the Heisman
Â Florida Super Sophomore Tim Tebow became the 73rd winner of the Heisman Trophy.
Â Tebow took home college football's greatest honor topping runner up Darren McFadden of Arkansas.Â McFadden became the first player to finish runner up for two straight seasons.
Â Â Without a script or even note cards, Tebow read a long list of thank you's at the podium.Â In addition to thanking his family, along with Head Coach Urban Meyer and Quarterbacks Coach Dan Mullen, his high school and grade school coaches, Tebow also thanked a number of his teammates.
Â Â Tebow also thanked Gator Nation and stressed how much he loves the University of Florida.Â
Â The first sophomore to ever win the award totaled an NCAA record 51 touchdowns.....22 rushing and 29 passing.
Â Tebow registered 1,957 points.Â #15 received 462 1st place votes, 229 2nd place votes, 113 3rd place votes.Â Â Darren McFadden totaled 1,703 points 291 1st place votes, 355 2nd place votes and 120 3rd place votes.
Â Third-place Colt Brennan is the highest Heisman Finalist Finisher taking home 632 points (54 1st place votes, 114 2nd place votes and 242Â 3rd place votes).
Â Chase Daniel of Missouri finished fourth with 25 1st place votes, 84 2nd place votesÂ and 182 3rd place votes.Â Â Â
Â First place votes are worth 3 points, 2nd place votes are worth 2 points and 3rd place votes are worth a point.
Â Tebow will attempt to lead the 9-3 Gators to a Capital One Bowl Victory against Big Ten Michian, Jan. 1 at 1pm in Orlando.Â The game will be televised live by Your Home Team W-C-J-B TV-20.Â
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