Tim Tebow, No. 15 in 2006 class
Tebow made official visits coming out of Nease High in Ponte Vedra, Florida, but was considered a near-lock for the Florida Gators — who won out
Tebow earned the backup job as a true freshman in 2006 playing behind senior Chris Leak on the Gators’ BCS national championship team, finishing second on the team in rushing yards. He accounted for two touchdowns in the title-game win over Ohio State.
As a sophomore, Tebow took over as the starting signal caller and quickly became one of the most dominant players in college football. He won the Heisman Trophy, AP Player of the Year and Davey O’Brien Award to go with All-SEC honors. He set SEC season records with 23 rushing touchdowns and 55 total touchdowns accounted for. In 13 games, Tebow threw for 3,286 yards and 32 touchdowns while rushing for 895 yards.
In 2008, Tebow’s numbers would dip but he led the Gators to a second national championship in three seasons, throwing for 2,747 yards and 30 TDs. He also rushed for 673 yards and 12 scores. He was selected first-team All-American, was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, won a second straight Maxwell Award, took home the Manning Award and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting following the season.
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Tebow capped one of the best careers in college football history in 2009 throwing for 2,895 yards and 21 scores and rushing for 910 yards and 14 TD’s in 14 games. Following the season, Tebow was awarded first-team All-SEC designation for a third consecutive year and was a Heisman Trophy finalst for a third straight year.
Tebow closed out his Florida career with a 35-6 record as the starting quarterback, including 2-0 in BCS bowl games. He threw for 9,286 yards and 88 TDs to go with 2,947 rushing yards and 57 scores in four seasons. He was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in April 2009.
Honorable mention: A number of prospects ranked No. 15 have gone on to terrific college and/or NFL careers. Carlos Dunlap, No. 15 in 2007 class, played at Florida and was drafted in the second round (No. 54 overall) in 2010. Greg Reid, No. 15 in 2009 class, was a standout at Florida State before off-the-field issues cut short his time in Tallahassee. That also hurt his NFL draft stock. Ahmad Dixon, No. 15 in 2010, was a seventh round draft selection in the 2014 draft after a standout career at Baylor. Aaron Lynch, No. 15 in 2011 class, played at Notre Dame and South Florida before being selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the San Francisco 49ers where he is projected to start in 2015. Christian Hackenberg, No. 15 in 2013 class, is a projected NFL draft selection in 2016 or 2017.
Russell Wilson the new Tim Tebow? Seattle Seahawks QB religion push( Now This is some Bull almost didnt post )
Is Russell Wilson the new Tim Tebow? The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is headed to the Super Bowl after he shook off the worst game of his career to lead his team to the victory in the final minutes. But instead of talking about his upcoming matchup against the New England Patriots, Wilson is instead using the game as an opportunity to push his religious beliefs on others, on a level not seen since Tebow’s four uncomfortable years in the league. But how will Wilson handle himself from here?
It’s that blasphemy that caused Tim Tebow to become so despised by mainstream Christians who grew tired of what they considered a perversion of their faith into something which was instead based in selfishness and greed. For his sake, one must hope that Russell Wilson’s sudden expression of gibberish statements about God were merely a result of him being caught up in the extreme emotion of the comeback win, and not a calculated move to try to use his position on the Seahawks to publicly rewrite The Bible into something about God causing teams to fumble a football. If so, his popularity among mainstream Christians and non-Christians alike could plummet as quickly as Tebow’s did – and not because of his religion, but because of his fundamental misunderstanding of the religion he claims to be evangelizing.
One rule is very clear: Don’t tamper with a football once it has been inspected for use in a game.
The NFL is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. ESPN cited anonymous sources Tuesday night in reporting the league found that 11 of 12 balls were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch of air.
Here are some things to know about the issue:
CHAIN OF CUSTODY: Footballs are delivered to the officials’ dressing room 2 hours, 15 minutes before kickoff. The referee inspects each one, with a pump provided by the home team to adjust air pressure as needed. Footballs are required to have at least 12.5 psi and no more than 13.5 psi. Releasing air can make the football easier to grip, especially when wet. Some quarterbacks prefer a softer ball to control the spin more, while others like more air. A drop in temperature — from the officials’ dressing room to an outdoor field — also can cause a football to lose pressure.
THE REF RULES: The referee is the sole judge of whether a ball is fit for play and marks each one approved for the game. The rule says the footballs “shall remain under the supervision of the Referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant just prior to the start of the game.” The referee for the game was Walt Anderson. A key question in the investigation is whether the balls improperly passed inspection or were either switched or tampered with after Anderson’s inspection. As the home team, the Patriots were responsible for having someone handle the footballs on each sideline.
BALL CONTROL: Footballs are sent directly to teams. Equipment managers can brush them and even use a damp towel to rub off the oil used to preserve the leather to the preferences of each quarterback. The quarterbacks can even practice with the footballs during a game week as long as the footballs remain in good enough condition to pass the referee’s inspection as a new ball. Each team brings at least 12 balls each, so Tom Brady threw footballs provided by the Patriots while Andrew Luck handled footballs brought by the Colts.
POTENTIAL PUNISHMENT: If the NFL finds anyone with the Patriots underinflated the footballs, Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide latitude for punishment. This includes a fine that can be as low as $25,000 for anyone deemed responsible for tampering with a football, even if it’s the head coach. Goodell could strip the team of draft picks, suspend people for “unfair acts,” and reverse a game’s result or reschedule a game.
PREVIOUS OFFENSE: Goodell fined New England coach Bill Belichick $500,000 and the Patriots $250,000 along with stripping the team of a first-round draft pick in 2007 for having an assistant spy on the New York Jets’ defensive signals by using a sideline camera.
FURTHER REVIEW: Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday he expects the competition committee to study whether the rule should change, but he thinks everyone should use the same balls. “It would seem to be simpler to have one set of balls, which was the case for many years,” Rooney said. “The officials brought the balls out and everybody used the same ball, and it seems like that would be an easy answer to this.”
ODDS FOR PUNISHMENT: One bookmaker — Bovada.lv — posted odds of 3-2 that Belichick could be suspended at least one game, and 15-2 that he could be suspended for the Super Bowl.
The footballs were air up in a 80 degree room to the min. Pressure ,Then when the went outside in 20 degree weather they lost a couple of pounds I am guessing that was the plan.
A soft Ball is easier to throw and catch than a hard one As i said just Guessing