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Heisman hysteria for UF's Tebow

SSobickSSobick Registered User Posts: 2,331 Senior Member
edited November 2007 in University of Florida
Sun sports writer

With the Heisman Trophy talk buzzing around him, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said his only focus this week is on the Florida State defensive players who will be buzzing around him Saturday.

Continue to 2nd paragraph "You just worry about Florida State," Tebow said Monday. "That's what all my energy is focused on, getting ready for them, then maybe worry about (the Heisman) if need be after that. But none of that right now until after Florida State."

With the season (and Heisman race) down to only a few weeks, Tebow has emerged as one of the front-runners for the most coveted trophy in college football.

In most of the Heisman polls, Tebow was running a close second to Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon going into last weekend's play. Dixon tried to play on an injured knee in a loss to Arizona last Thursday and is out for the remainder of the season. Two days later, Tebow threw for 338 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in a victory over Florida Atlantic - and became the first player in NCAA history to rush for 20 touchdowns or more and pass for 20 or more in the same season.

To win the Heisman, Tebow probably will have to have another big game against FSU and the Gators probably will have to beat the unranked Seminoles. Even if that happens, Tebow still will have to overcome what has been a voting bias against underclassmen. No freshman or sophomore has ever won the Heisman.

There is a lot of Heisman talk going around (even among Tebow's family), but he said he's not paying much attention to it.

"I don't think it's really that bad from anybody, to tell you the truth," Tebow said. "I'd rather not talk about it, just go play."

Heisman hysteria for UF's Tebow - News - GainesvilleSun.com
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