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Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow finishes fifth in Heisman voting

NEW YORK -- Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting on Saturday at Nokia Theatre Times Square. Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the award. Tebow prayed with Ingram backstage before the ceremony.

Here's the Heisman breakdown of the closest vote in the 75-year history of the award:

1. Mark Ingram, Alabama RB; 1,304 points
2. Toby Gerhart, Stanford RB; 1,276 points
3. Colt McCoy, Texas QB; 1,145 points
4. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska DT; 815 points
5. Tim Tebow, Florida QB; 390 points
6. C.J. Spiller, Clemson RB; 223
7. Kellen Moore, Boise State QB; 100 points
8. Case Keenum, Houston QB; 37 points
9. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati WR; 23 points
10. Golden Tate, Notre Dame WR; 21 points

Heisman Trophy voting is done by region. There are six regions: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Southwest, Midwest and Far West. Ingram carried the South, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. Gerhart won the Far West. Surprisingly, Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh carried the Southwest vote. He finished 38 points ahead of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

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