Who doesn’t remember Byron Leftwich being carried by his lineman while playing with a broken leg at Marshall?
But for some reason that is not what the comparisons between Tebow and Leftwich have been about, even though they certainly should have.
If you are one of Marshalls Thundering Herd fans living in Jacksonville, Florida, it would probably kill you too, to hear the Jag's highway robbery slogan of "We Are Jaguars, " being played on television commercials.
Especially after they may as well have done a curb stomp to Byron Leftwich; the “We are Marshall” phenom passer. But I digress. I have been know to do that, so bare with me.
Tebow had a similar occasion occur to him, and I am not talking about getting run over by a bus of the media, even thou Byron used to get hit by cars while playing football on the streets of Washington DC.
No, Tebow scored on a 29-yard run—with a broken leg in high school. Tebow played three quarters with that broken leg that game.
The tales of Tebows' lore grow taller by each and every yard this young lad has mustered while breaking record after record while crushing opponent after opponent on his way to possessing the lore of a legend.
Tebows’ high school and his collegiate feats seem to be so fictitious that it made it so easy to for so many to write off. Who could get their heads around it all? Where would you start?
The fact remains that reality is stranger than fiction. Where to start? Well how about the end of Tebow's high school season with the Nease Panthers?
Tebow begged his way off the sideline, to play nose guard in the final series his final game at Nease High School. The Panthers won!!
To see just how truly blessed Tebow is why don’t I just reach in this Santa Clause sized bag of accomplishments and grab just a few considering we already have a novel on our hands as it is.
WOW! First underclassman to ever win the Heisman? HOW UNREAL IS THAT?
Lets see what else is in this bag, oh would you look there, a national championship. Wait, check that, there are two national championships.
The player who possessed the leadership, poise and heart after a loss to make an immortalized speech that willed the Gators to possessing a 22 game winning streak, and another National Championship Title?
3,286 yards passing, 895 yards rushing and 55 total touchdowns in his sophomore season?
First player to ever score 20 touchdowns passing and rushing? Someone forgot to tell him he was supposed to have a slump that season.
Tebow broke Herschel Walker's SEC rushing touchdown record, while playing Georgia? If you lived in Jacksonville this was as big as landing on the moon.
Tebow holds the longest passing touchdown in any BCS bowl game.
Tebow's 533 yards set a Bowl Championship Series game record.
He was named the SEC offensive player of the year last season.
Tebow recorded the most touchdowns in a season, for any position in SEC history.
Tebow scored more points than any player in SEC history, besides the soccer players, if you know what I mean.
Tebow became the first SEC player to reach 12,000 yards of total offense.
Man this bag is heavy...
Tebow managed to transcend his high school lore to the college ranks while slaying many opponent and record on the way.
High school—95 touchdowns, 9,810 passing yards, 62 rushing touchdowns, 3,189 rushing yards.
Florida Gator—88 touchdowns, 9,285 passing yards, 57 rushing touchdowns, 2,947 yards rushing.