Denver Broncos: Why ‘Tebowmania’ was a good thing
Tebow’s star shined bright early
At Florida, Tebow was an instant star, even when he was a backup in 2006. He took over as the school’s starting quarterback in 2007 and in the next three years, put together a run that would rival pretty much any player that has ever played college football.
In those three seasons, Tebow threw 83 touchdown passes to just 15 interceptions. He added a ridiculous 49 rushing touchdowns to go along with 11,406 total yards. Still, there were questions about his ability to go pro due to his limitations as a passer.
Tebow accomplished about everything a college player can hope to accomplish. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and an easy argument can be made that he could have won it twice.
He led his team to the national title in 2008 and won many other awards along the way.
But it was a speech he made following a shocking upset loss at home against Mississippi that made me a fan of this guy forever.
Following the difficult defeat, Tebow took the loss quite hard and apologized to fans before promising that he would work harder than any other player and push his team harder than any other player the rest of the way.
That’s a born leader and the kind of guy I would want on my team.