QB triumvirate share common bond

When the three best quarterbacks in college football arrived in New York on the same weekend last December, few people realized they would remain tethered eight months later.

In an era in which undergraduate stars almost always depart for the NFL, the Heisman Trophy ceremony has become a stage from which they begin to wave goodbye to college football. Instead, Sam Bradford of Oklahoma, Colt McCoy of Texas and Tim Tebow of Florida set the stage for the 2009 season.