NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow is the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
The Florida quarterback outpointed Arkansas running back Darren McFadden to win the 73rd Heisman, college football's most prestigious trophy.
Tebow threw for 29 TDs and ran for a Southeastern Conference-record 22 scores for the Gators. He passed for 3,132 yards and only six interceptions while rushing for an additional 838 yards.
Tebow says he thinks of the Heisman as a "team award," and thanked his Gator teammates and coaches profusely after winning the award. The six-foot-three, 235-pound Tebow is the third Gator QB to win the Heisman. He joined fellow Florida signal-callers Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier.
McFadden has been a Heisman finalist the past two seasons.
The junior finished second with 1,703 points to Tebow's 1,957. Hawaii QB Colt Brennan was third with Missouri QB Chase Daniel fourth.