The college football world has seen a lot of great players over the years, especially during the 21st century.
From Texas quarterback Vince Young to USC running back Reggie Bush to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, there have been a lot of incredible players since 2000.
One stands above the rest, though, according to a recent list from 247Sports.
According to 247Sports college football analyst Brad Crawford, former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is the greatest player of the 21st century. Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion, is among the most-decorated players in college football history.
Tebow came in at No. 1 on 247Sports’ list of the 16 best players to play college football since the year 2000.
When he left Florida as a two-time national champion after the 2009 season, Tim Tebow held the SEC record for total career touchdowns (145) and single-season scores (55). A three-year starter after playing an impact reserve role on the Gators’ 2006 national title team as a true freshman, Tebow threw 83 touchdown passes and ran for 49 more scores during an incredible stretch as the league’s best quarterback. Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman in 2007 after obliterating previous league records with 55 total touchdowns. At the time, Tebow finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in the same season.
It’s hard to argue with that.
There have been a lot of great college football players over the years, but few, if any, stack up to what Tebow did at Florida.
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