And The Winner Is...

By Adam Caparell - December 05, 2007

We now know the finalists for the Heisman Trophy after the announcement came down Wednesday evening. Over the weekend in New York we'll see Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden, Chase Daniel and Colt Brennan all vying for the award. But we have a beat on who the winner will be before the evelope is revealed.

Thanks to a little help from's Eric Mirlis, it's pretty apparent who the winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy - the 73rd award - will be based on a little trend.

The 1987 Heisman Trophy winner was Tim brown. The Notre Dame wide receiver was the first true wide out to win the award.

The 1997 Heisman Trophy winner was Charles Woodson. The Michigan defensive back became the first true defensive player to win the award.

So, two decades after Brown became the first wide out to win it and a decade after Woodson made history there's only one man who can join one of sport's most exclusive fraternities this year.

And that would be none other than Tim Tebow, the record breaking Florida quarterback who would become the first underclassman to win the award if his name is called Saturday.

So take it to the bank. Tebow's a lock. The sophomore has a combined 51 touchdowns and became the first QB in history to throw for 20 TDs and run for 20 TDs and will be Florida's third Heisman Trophy winner after Steve Spurrier became the first in 1966 and Danny Wuerffel became the second in 1996.

Posted by Adam Caparell at 06:03 PM on December 05, 2007
Comments (2)


It's sad that Tebow is a lock though. Those are grossly inflated stats of his (thanks to U. Meyer). D-Mac deserved it last year and deserves it again this year.

Check the All-SEC team and note: McFadden was unanimously selected by the coaches. Tebow was not. And it was McFadden, not Tebow, that the coaches named the SEC's Most Valuable Offensive Player.

If the SEC people know it...why doesn't the rest of the countr? Shame goes to the hype machine that has pimped Tebow as "Superman"...only after Dennis Dixon got hurt. Tebow winning the Heisman will only further weaken the prestige of the trophy.

I think it is a bunch of B.S... When is West Virginia going to get recognition. Even before the disappointing game against Pitt, we didnt have the respect we should have been getting. Pat White Back to back tremendous seasons Heisman Candidate in West Virginias eyes. Maybe one of these days you all will realize it.

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