Tebow, Daniel, or McFadden: Who Will Win the Heisman?
The top three players in mind for the Heisman are: Chase Daniel, a QB for Missouri, Darren McFadden, a tailback for Arkansas, and most notably, Tim Tebow, the sophomore QB for Florida.
Tim Tebow is a 6' 3", 235 pound quarterback for the Florida Gators, most noted for his "power" running. This kid shows no fear—if you don't hit him he'll hit you. He does try to avoid tackles, but if you come after him he'll lower his shoulder and take you out instead.
Not only can Tebow run, but his throwing ability is great as well. Tebow has thrown the ball 289 times this season and has completed 198 of those passes—that's 68.5%. He's thrown for 2,870 yards, 26 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. As far as rushing goes, he has rushed 181 times for 749 yards and 20 touchdowns.
His most notable game came against hated rival South Carolina. Tebow threw the ball 32 times for 22 completions, 304 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He ran the ball 26 times for 120 yards and five touchdowns.
Tebow is definetly the front runner for the Heisman. The Gators have a relatively tough game coming up against rival Florida State. Assuming Tebow does well in that game (as he has in all of the other games) he should walk away with the Heisman.
Chase Daniel is a six foot quarterback for the Missouri Tigers. He has had quite a season, having thrown for 3,590 yards and 30 touchdowns. He has completed nearly 70% of his passes (309-446) and has rushed for 252 yards off on 86 attempts. Daniels has only thrown only nine interceptions, which is pretty solid given the fact that he has thrown 446 passes.
His best game came against Colorado, where he threw the ball for 421 yards off of 26 completions and 44 attempts. His toughest game still remains, as he heads to Arrowhead Stadium with the rest of the Tigers to face the Kansas Jayhawks and Todd Reesing.
If he has a breakout game and Tebow doesn't do well, he could possibly win the Heisman.
Darren McFadden is a 6' 2" 205 pound runningback for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He is a great runningback and is having a pretty solid season. He has rushed the ball for 1,519 yards off of 272 attempts for 12 touchdowns.
McFadden also has the ability to throw the ball a little bit and catch it. His passing stats aren't necesarily going to win the Heisman for him, having only thrown the ball five times and completing three of those passes for 89 yards, but all three have been for touchdowns.
He has made 21 receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown. His best game was against South Carolina, where he rushed the ball 34 times for 321 yards and a touchdown.
His toughest game is yet to come against LSU—if he has a breakout game and beats the Tigers, he could foreseably win the Heisman himself.
Others among the Heisman candidates include: Pat White from West Virginia, Glen Dorsey from LSU, Todd Reesing from Kansas, and Matt Ryan from Boston College.
Tebow will most likely win the Heisman, although it is possible that any of the players mentioned could win it. The best thing any of these guys can do to get a shot at winning the Heisman will be to play their hearts out and have a great game before season's end. The best thing for Tebow would be that he does well against Florida State and that the voters don't care about how his team played and only about how he himself did.
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