« Oklahoma loses another player to surgery | Main | CB Joe Haden not 'talking smack,' Kid just speaks the truth »

Three Gators earn AP All-America honors

GAINESVILLE -- Florida junior linebacker Brandon Spikes earned first-team All-America honors on Wednesday. Florida junior receiver Percy Harvin was a second-team All-American while junior quarterback Tim Tebow landed on the All-America third team.

LINK TO AP ALL-AMERICA TEAMS (FYI: Oklahoma had six All-Americans. Alabama had five.)

Spikes led the Gators with 87 tackles, including eight tackles for losses and two sacks. He had four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns. Just as important as his play on the field, Spikes was a leader in the locker room and credited for galvanizing the defense after the unit's poor effort in 2007.

Harvin made the AP All-America second-team as an all-purpose player. A receiver, Harvin led the Gators in touchdown (16) and amassed 1,133 all-purpose yards (103 per game). He was second on the team in receptions (35) and had 595 receiving yards. As a running back, Harvin led the Gators with 8.8 yards per carry (61 carries for 538 yards).

Tebow, third place in Heisman Trophy voting, accounted for 40 touchdowns this season. He threw for 28 touchdowns and two interceptions. Tebow threw for 2,515 yards, led the Gators in carries (154) and rushed for 564 yards. 

-jo- 

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20105367d45e2970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Three Gators earn AP All-America honors:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

This is from OrangeandBlueHue.com, but it is so dead-on that I figured I would post it here instead of my own reply:

This has to be a joke.

Yeah, only the greatest college football player of our generation. The guy who won SEC and national championships as a freshman, a Heisman Trophy as a sophomore, and has now led his team to an SEC title and BCS championship berth as a junior. The guy who trucks middle linebackers like they’re tackle dummies. The guy who transformed offense in the SEC. The guy who re-wrote the quarterback position. The Living Legend.

3rd team. That’s freaking hilarious.

I strongly disagree with my esteemed colleague, Keltic Gator, who believes that Bradford and McCoy had more compelling arguments to this year’s Heisman Trophy. I ask a simple question: if you’re building a college football team and can start with any quarterback, who do you take?

No one in their right mind — other than Oklahoma and Texas fans, of course — would take anyone ahead of Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow should have won this year’s Heisman. He should be first team All-American. There isn’t a better player in college football. There hasn’t been in the last decade. There is only one Tim Tebow.

First team All-Everything.

The comments to this entry are closed.