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All the negative hype surrounding Tim Tebow and his current status as a member of the New England Patriots blurs the fact that he was a great college football quarterback.
With reactions such as this one floating around the interwebs:
It is definitely easy to laugh at Tebow for his inability to play at the NFL level, rather than remember the greatness that he displayed as a member of the Florida Gators.
Tebow scored 55 touchdowns in his first season as the starting quarterback in 2007, when he also won the Heisman Trophy.
In 2008, Tebow broke the Florida record for rushing touchdowns, scoring his 37th on November 1.
He also won his second consecutive Maxwell Award, only the second player in history to do so, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
But the statistics about Tebow's passing accuracy are the numbers that we tend to forget. When he finished his career as a Gator, he did so as the SEC's all-time leader in passing efficiency, as well as completion percentage.
And then there was the little matter of the BCS title back in 2009, as well as the part that Tebow played in the Gator's 2006 title.
He is still second in the NCAA record books in passing efficiency. That's surprising at this point in his career, when his accuracy is questionable at best. When looking back, Tebow is clearly one of the best college quarterbacks of all time, not just one of the best left-handed quarterbacks.