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Tebow begins Award Week with Campbell Trophy

GAINESVILLE -- For the third consecutive postseason, the individual awards are rolling in for Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Earlier this week, he was named the the Southeastern Conference's all-conference quarterback. On Tuesday, he picked up one of the biggest awards of his career, the Campbell Trophy. 

DraddyTrophyThe Campbell Trophy [PICTURED] is based on academics, performance on the field, leadership and citizenship. Known as the academic Heisman, the Campbell Trophy is given annually to college football's top scholar-athlete. Tebow has a 3.66 GPA in family, youth and community sciences. He has performed countless hours (over 700 this year) of community service during his college career in addition to being one of the most decorated college football players to ever play the game.

"Tim Tebow is a once in a lifetime student-athlete," said Steve J. Hatchell, the president and CEO of the National Football Foundation. "Tim's unparalleled accomplishments and charisma have transcended the playing field, capturing the imagination of both the young and old. We could not be prouder to have Tim as an ambassador of this award and our sport."

Tebow received the award on Tuesday night at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Tebow flies to Orlando on Wednesday for ESPN's college football awards ceremony. The ceremony is on Thursday night and will be televised. Tebow is a finalist for Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback) and the Maxwell Award (best all-around player). Tebow won both awards last year.

After Thursday's college football awards, Tebow will back to New York on Friday for the Heisman Trophy presentation. Tebow is one of five finalists for the Heisman, which will be presented on Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square.

Three other Gators will also be at the college football awards ceremony on Thursday. Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes is a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (best defender), cornerback Joe Haden is a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back) and Chas Henry is a finalist for the Ray Guy Award (best punter).

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is carlos getting the award for shot-taking or stupidity?
bawawaawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawawa....nice to hear from that rawpimple character

Get the tissues out(again), GAYtors;
ALABAMA defensive coordinator Kirby Smart wins the Broyles award for the best assistant.
ALABAMA LB Rolando McClain wins the Butkus award for best linebacker.
ALABAMA is kicking your @ss in everything..

PS. Kleenex sales in GAYniesville is at an all time high.

Great player and even better person.

Congratulations Tim.....i'm a little baffled that he would win something for academics this year though. It has been reported he only took one class this year and I believe it was one where he got to spend it with the coaches. Regardless it was well deserved for the previous years just kind of strange for this year.

Congratulations Tim Tebow! What a finish to a great college career!

Scholarship, football achievement,community service and leadership are the criteria for this award.

His GPA is over his entire college career. To graduate with a 3.66, which,I'm guessing is about 120 hours of college courses and graduating on time, is a tremendous achievement for a top level college football player.(and for any student) Add to that the 700 hours of community service he put in this year alone and leading the gators to a 12-1 season and you can clearly see why he received the Campbell award.

This is to all the comments regarding Tim Tebow shedding tears. Real men cry. It's as simple as that. Not only has Tebow made selflessness "cool" he has also shown that a man who has emotions can also be cool. Many of you have been putting in overtime to knock him but everyone knows you would have loved to have him on your team. It's just a shame that so many people have so much hatred in their hearts that they have not been able to sit back and enjoy watching this once in a lifetime player take college football and play it the way he has. The guy is genuine and the real deal. He does more off the field than he does on it which when you think about it seems impossible. Try this...lets measure ourselves and our life against his and see where we stand. I think most all of us, myself included, will come up very, very short.

This might be the most appropriate award for Tim...I'm not sure he had a Heisman type year but when reading the description of this award this fits him to the "T" .......

Good job Tebow, you deserve this and much more. All the cane "fans" can post their hate, it only highlights their jealousy and inadequacies. It's great to be a Florida Gator!!

This is to all the comments regarding Tim Tebow shedding tears. Real men cry. It's as simple as that. Not only has Tebow made selflessness "cool" he has also shown that a man who has emotions can also be cool. Many of you have been putting in overtime to knock him but everyone knows you would have loved to have him on your team. It's just a shame that so many people have so much hatred in their hearts that they have not been able to sit back and enjoy watching this once in a lifetime player take college football and play it the way he has. The guy is genuine and the real deal. He does more off the field than he does on it which when you think about it seems impossible. Try this...lets measure ourselves and our life against his and see where we stand. I think most all of us, myself included, will come up very, very short.

Posted by: Rob E | December 09, 2009 at 09:34 AM

Wus.....

I do have to give Tebow credit, he deserves that award. The Heisman should go to Toby Gerhardt though.

There should be more kids with his character, however his teammates are another issue altogether. Too bad he didn't rub off on any of them.

That means Kirby Smart was better thatn your assistants to and Rolando was better than your LB. The awards were not just for Fla and Bama you $$@hole. Think before you speak and stop hatin because the Gators are better than you.

There should be more kids with his character, however his teammates are another issue altogether. Too bad he didn't rub off on any of them.

Posted by: Eric | December 09, 2009 at 10:52 AM


Character comments from someone who just 2 posts up wants to call me a wus.....very funny.

I heart tebow 4ever! he is such a great guy and next year we are gunna miss him! the NFL is a great place for a great role model. in this world I know it's great to have someonev to look up to, and he seems like he is.

Tebow has had an awesome career as a gator. I hope he wins every award he is in the running for. His stats may not show it but he is hands down the best to ever play the game.

Come on Mrs. Tebow....I know you are really Urban Meyer in disguise...fess up!!!!

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