SEC Championship Game helmet stickers

December, 7, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Any chance we can get Alabama and Florida back on the same field again next week? I'd love to see a rematch, and I'm sure Alabama would love to have one. What a game, truly a classic with great plays on both sides and very few mistakes. I could pass out more than a handful of helmet stickers from Saturday's SEC Championship Game:

Tim Tebow, quarterback, Florida: Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Tebow writes another chapter in what's already been an amazing career. What didn't he do Saturday? He led Florida in rushing with 57 yards. He threw three touchdown passes. Every time the Gators needed a big play, he made it either by scrambling or finding an open receiver. He even got into the middle of some special teams meetings on the sideline.

Louis Murphy, receiver, Florida: Murphy wasn't the only one coming up big in Percy Harvin's absence. He had help from David Nelson, Riley Cooper, Carl Moore and Aaron Hernandez. Murphy led the Gators with four catches for 86 yards, provided great senior leadership and had the big blow in the Gators' clinching drive with his 33-yard catch. He's now caught a pass in 26 straight games.

Brandon Spikes, linebacker, Florida: He's to the Gators' defense what Tebow is to the offense. The defense feeds off of Spikes' emotion, and he's the one that set the tone in the fourth quarter by gathering up his teammates and telling them in no uncertain terms what he expected of them. Spikes finished with seven tackles and also had two quarterback hurries. But it was his impromptu talk with the defense right after the Gators went up 24-20 that might have been his greatest contribution.

Julio Jones, receiver, Alabama: By the letter of the law, helmet stickers are supposed to go to players on the winning team. But laws were made to be broken. Jones, only a freshman, was spectacular. He had five catches for 124 yards, and every time he caught it, you expected him to break a couple of tackles and score. He's that kind of player. "He can be the best player to probably ever come through Alabama as far as a receiver," said Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith, shaking his head admiringly.

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