Today, I have decided to take a look at our backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Not from the Tebowmania perspective, but from the perspective of him as a football player. What he has done so far, and talk about his fundamentals a bit. He certainly knows how to win, you can’t take that away from him. Let’s take a look.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Let’s be fair, Tebow didn’t have a good college career. He had a WONDERFUL college career. In 2006, although he was the second string, he was used as a situational quarterback and had a great deal of success. He was second on the team in rushing, and his passing was quite efficient, going 22-33 for the season, and was pivotal in the Florida Gators winning the 2007 BCS Championship game.
Tim was named the starting quarterback for the 2007 season, and oh what a season it was. He was second in the nation in passer efficiency with a whopping 177.8, to go along with a 4.3 yard per carry average on the ground.
Here are the personal or school records he set in 2007:
University of Florida single-game quarterback rushing yards, 166, week 4
SEC season rushing touchdown record, 20
Career high single game rushing touchdowns, 5, Nov. 10
SEC season total touchdowns (passing and rushing), 55
He cleaned up at the end of the season, winning the Heisman Trophy as well as the Davey O’Brien award(nation’s best quarterback), as well as earning first team all SEC and All American. He completed over 66% of his passes, to go along with 32 TDs and only 6 INTs.