"It's a great honor for Tim to be invited to the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City," head coach Urban Meyer said. "After an evaluation of the entire season, I find it hard to believe that Tim's performance week-in and week-out would not put him in a position to win the Heisman Trophy. He has done things that no one else in college football has been able to do and I hope people realize the magnitude of his accomplishments."
If chosen, Tim Tebow would become the third Florida quarterback to raise the Heisman Trophy. Danny Wuerffel won the award in 1996, and Steve Spurrier became the first Gator to win the award back in 1966.
Tebow could also become the first underclassmen to win the prestigious award after putting up unprecedented numbers this season. Tebow became the first quarterback in NCAA history to rush and pass for more than 20 touchdowns each. He led the SEC in pass efficiency, total offense and total scoring and accounted for 51 touchdowns, setting an SEC record.
Tebow will join Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel as finalists.
The winner will be announced on ESPN Saturday night at 8 p.m.
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