ATLANTA — If the Heisman Trophy is only about who can put up the biggest numbers, then those of you with votes should cast them for one of those splendid Big 12 quarterbacks who light up the scoreboard with dazzling frequency. They are a joy to watch.
But if the Heisman is about heart; if it’s about a competitive fire that burns white hot; if it’s about putting a team on your back and willing it to win under the toughest of circumstances, then your vote has to be for Florida’s Tim Tebow.
I know mine will.
“I have a lot of respect to those Big 12 quarterbacks. I really admire them all. But I’ve got the best quarterback in college football,” said Florida coach Urban Meyer after Tebow led a fourth-quarter rally to beat No. 1 Alabama in 31-20 the SEC Championship Game. “In fact, I’ve got the best player in college football.”