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Friday, January 16, 2009
What else is out there for Tebow?


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Now that he's back for another season, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is obviously eyeing another BCS national championship and perhaps another Heisman Trophy.

Not only does he have a chance to become the second two-time winner of the Heisman (joining former Ohio State great Archie Griffin), but he also can become the third player in history to win a Heisman and three national titles, joining John Lujack and Leon Hart of Notre Dame from the 1940s.

Statistically, though, Tebow now has an opportunity to do things in the SEC that nobody really thought were possible before he showed up in Gainesville.

Consider some of these numbers that our ESPN Research department came up with: If Tebow stays healthy next season, he should finish his career with the most rushing touchdowns in SEC history. He currently has 43, while the record-holder, Georgia's Herschel Walker, has 49. It should be noted that Walker amassed his total in three seasons.

But in addition to possibly setting the SEC record for most touchdown runs, Tebow has a chance to move into second place in the SEC in career touchdown passes. He currently has 67 and is 22 behind Tennessee's Peyton Manning, who threw 89 during his career. The SEC record for most touchdown passes in a career is out of Tebow's reach. Florida's Danny Wuerffel threw a staggering 114 from 1993-96.

Anyway, think about that for a minute. Tebow has a chance to finish his career first in the SEC in touchdown runs and second in touchdown passes.

Count me as one of those who thought I'd never see a player come close to doing that in this conference ... or any conference, for that matter.