NFL.com named former Florida QB and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow as the best college football player of the 2000s.
It's hard to argue with this assertion. Tebow was a key backup as a true freshman on a title winner in 2006, then started in his final three years, winning the Heisman in 2007, the first sophomore to come home with the hardware. "In his final two seasons, Tebow guided Florida to a 26-2 record, including the national title in 2008," wrote staff writer Mike Huguenin. "He was a Heisman finalist as a junior and senior, and finished his career with 9,285 passing yards, 2,947 rushing yards, 88 passing TDs and 57 rushing TDs. He is second in NCAA history in career passing efficiency and is one of only two players in NCAA history to run and pass for at least 50 TDs each and to account for at least 300 points as a runner and 500 as a passer." It's interesting to note that the top five players on NFL.com's list were all draft busts: Tebow was followed, in order, by QB Vince Young, RB Darren McFadden, RB Reggie Bush and QB Matt Leinart. Jul 2 - 2:57 PM