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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- 

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