The most modern player on this list, Tim Tebow clobbered the NCAA record book. A versatile player with many weapons in his arsenal including the deep ball, option toss, shovel pass, and a straight ahead fullback like run, Tebow finished his career at Florida as their all-time leader in total offense amassing 12,233 total yards and 145 touchdowns rushing and passing.
He showed his ability as a runner from his freshman year when he converted a key fourth and one in a comeback win against Tennessee and scored two touchdowns in the BCS National Championship game against Ohio State.
After that magical season, Tebow became the big man on campus, and after scoring 55 touchdowns, he became the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
Other awards earned by Tebow included the O'Brien award for QBs, All American, AP Player of the Year, and First Team All SEC, but he disappointingly lost to Michigan in a close bowl game.
Tebow was an All-American his junior year, and he won the national championship a second time as a starter for the Gators. His numbers went down as defenses keyed on him, but he used the athletes around him including future NFL players Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy, and Aaron Hernandez to continue to succeed. His senior year, Tebow broke Herschel Walker's record for career rushing touchdowns and showed some pocket passing ability in a 482 yard game against Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl.
This past spring, Tim Tebow was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos, and he has become a cultural icon for not only his football ability, but his outspoken evangelical Christian beliefs, which have garnered him both praise and ridicule.