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Tebow defies history, runs away with the Heisman

Originally Published: December 8, 2007
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy the same way he scored his 22 rushing touchdowns this season. Tebow didn't tiptoe past the unspoken barrier. He smashed through it.

Of 887 votes tabulated on a 3-2-1 basis, Tebow received 1,957 points, well ahead of Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden (1,703). The 6-foot-3, 235-pound native of Jacksonville, Fla., picked to win on 462 ballots (52.1 percent), finished first in five of the six geographical ...

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