Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is first sophomore to win Heisman

Sunday, December 9, 2007

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This Heisman Trophy was awarded to Rashaan Salaam in 1994.
Tim Tebow at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game while a senior in high school.

University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first underclassman in NCAA history to obtain the coveted Heisman Trophy Saturday night. The award was presented to him at a ceremony in New York City. He received 1,957 points and 462 first-place votes.

Second in the voting was University of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, who was also the runner-up in the Heisman voting last year. He received 1,703 points and 291 first-place votes. University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and University of Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel came in third and fourth, respectively.

Tebow is the third Florida player to win the Heisman. In 2007, he became the first player in Division I-A history to score 20 rushing touchdowns and 20 passing touchdowns in one season. He finished the season with 3,132 passing yards and 29 touchdowns along with 838 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. Last season, he helped the Florida Gators win the 2007 BCS National Championship Game. The Gators will play against the Michigan Wolverines at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida on New Year's Day.