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Tim Tebow defies critics, selected in the NFL draft first round



All the critics and analysts said it would never happen, but Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has defied the odds again.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was selected No. 25 by the Denver Brocons, who traded with the Baltimore Ravens to get Tebow.

He was the second overall quarterback selected in the draft. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford was the No. 1 overall pick.

"I told them I was willing to do whatever it took,'' Tebow said of his conversation with Broncos' coach Josh McDaniels. "They know they are going to get my heart and soul and everything that goes with that.''

Even after he was drafted, analysts continued to question whether the pick was a sound one, but Tebow didn't seem deterred.

"Not everybody has to like you, just one team has to like you,'' he said.

Tebow was the third Gator selected in Thursday's first round, tying for the most first round picks in school history (1989).

"I'm just trying to compete, trying to get in there and get some playing time and get better,'' Tebow said as he was surrounded by family and friends late Thursday night. "That's what I'm trying to do, get better, learn their offense, be part of their great franchise and great organization.that's what I'm excited about.''


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:51pm]


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