Tim Tebow wins Heisman
Sports Illustrated reported that the University of Florida Gator sophomore, Tim Tebow, won the 2007 Heisman Trophy Saturday.
Tebow made history at the event in New York city as he became the first sophomore to win the award in its 72 years of existance. Since the award was first given to Jay Berwanger in 1935 only upper classmen, juniors or seniors, have had the priviledge of winning the trophy that denotes the best player in college football for the season.
"I am fortunate, fortunate for a lot of things," Sports Illustrated wrote that Tebow said. "God truly blessed me and this just adds on. It's an honor. I'm so happy to be here."
To get to the podium on Saturday Tebow had to beat out three other finalist, one of which, Darren McFadden of Arkansas, became the first ever player to finish runner-up in the history of the award two years in a row, the Washington Post reported.
"Tebow received 1,957 points and 462 first-place votes to McFadden's 1,703 points and 291 first-place votes," Sports Illustrated reported.
The other two finalists that finished third and fourth in the voting were Colt Brennan of Hawaii and Chase Daniel of Missouri, respectively.
During his season Tebow put up record numbers. He completed 68 percent of his throws as he became the first player ever to rush for 20 touchdowns and throw for 20 touchdowns in one season.
Tebow has also led the Gators to a 9-3 record as a sophomore.