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Tim Tebow is the winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy

Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.

Tim Tebow is the winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Florida Gators, won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and became the first sophomore to win the prestigious college football award. Tebow earned 1,957 points and 462 first-place votes last night. Nervous Tebow came on the stage with a cast on his right hand to accept the award and gave an emotional speech, saying “There are a lot of great freshmen and sophomores out there, and I’m just glad that I get to be the first one to win this.” And indeed some still question if a sophomore should be able to receive the Heisman Trophy, considering the short college football career. But with 20 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a season, Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy ahead of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, who got 1,703 points and 291 first-pace votes. Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan came out third with 632 points and Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel was fourth with 425 points.

 Tim Tebow was the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy ever since the finalists were announced. At the online odds maker Bodog Sports, the Florida Gators quarterback was listed with odds on winning the award at 1/5. For comparison, Darren McFadden and Chase Daniel shared odds on winning the Heisman Trophy of 3/1.

 Published on 12/09/2007

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