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Troy Aikman says Tim Tebow can play in NFL; Tebow says he just wants a chance



Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said today that all he wants is a fair shot to prove he can play quarterback in the NFL.

“I’ll work as hard as possible to become a quarterback and be one at the next level,'' Tebow said on the Dan Patrick Show. "I just want an opportunity and a chance and if I get that chance and it doesn’t work out and they don’t think I can do it  - then move me to another position and I’ll play my heart out there and do my best to succeed at that position. But just give me a chance to play quarterback.”

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was a presenter at Thursday night's Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards. When asked about Tebow before the show, Aikman said he believes Tebow can play in the NFL. At what position remains to be seen.

"He can do it all,'' Aikman said. "He’s been doing the whole wildcat before it even became in vogue in the NFL. I don’t know exactly where he’s going to go or high he might be. But I’ll tell you this. He’s a guy I’d like to have on my team. And I think with his leadership ability and his athletic skills, a team can find a place to play him where he can make a real impact for an NFL club.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:31pm]


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