Tebow finalist for Sullivan Award; fans can cast vote
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is one of 11 finalists for the AAU James Sullivan Award, presented to the nation's top amateur athlete.
Tebow threw for 3,286 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, on his way to becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy. He was also awarded the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell awards.
He is the only player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season. His 55 touchdowns were the most in a season in school history. Tebow also set the school single-season record for total offense with 3,970 yards as the Gators (9-4) finished No. 16 in the USA TODAY Coaches' Poll.
Tebow carries a 3.77 grade- point average as a major in family, youth and community sciences, and was an ESPN first-team Academic All-American.
Fans can vote on the Sullivan Award, with fan votes counting as one-third of the final tally. Voting can be done at sports.usatoday.com or on mobile phones.Voting ends March 10 and the winner will be announced April 1.
Swimmer Tracy Caulkins is the only other Gator to ever win the Sullivan Award in 1978.