Tebow, Smith named to ESPN All-Academic Team
QB Tim Tebow and special teams player James Smith were named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team on Thursday. Both advance to the national ballot for Academic All-American accolades.
mith is pursuing his master's degree in entrepreneurship and owns a 3.48 grade point average during his first semester of graduate school. A three-time Academic All-SEC recipient, he was recently named a semifinalist for the 2008 Draddy Trophy, presented by the National Football Foundation for combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.
Tebow carries a 3.70 grade point average in family, youth and community sciences. The only sophomore ever to win the Heisman, Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards, he was a 2007 first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and looks to become just the fourth UF football player to achieve Academic All-America recognition in consecutive seasons (Carlos Alvarez, 1969-71; Michael Gilmore, 1993-94; Danny Wuerffel, 1995-96).