Here are some more stats to absorb: In 2005 Texas quarterback
Stats alone don't explain why he's the pick here. He was excellent all season. He was the Gators' running game by himself. He was a power runner who looked to bury potential tacklers, not a fragile quarterback who looks to get down or out of bounds at the slight chance of contact. When Florida needed to milk the clock, he ran the ball. He threw the ball downfield. (His 9.88 yards per attempt is tops in the nation.) He avoided interceptions. He didn't let a bruised shoulder affect his production.
The two main arguments I've heard for not voting for Tebow are his classification and his team's three losses. About the first, anyone who doesn't vote for Tebow just because he's a sophomore is doing the Heisman Trophy an injustice. Regarding the second point, Tebow played well in those three losses, particularly the LSU game. Had he played poorly, and cost Florida those games, then we might have a different story.
In this opinion, Tebow was the "most outstanding college football player" of 2007. And it wasn't even close.
Thank you to all who have read the Watch and given your feedback. Enjoy the bowl season, and we'll see you in 2008.