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CHRIS LEAK: Threw for 11,283 yards and 88 touchdowns. Led Florida to the 2006 SEC and national championship. Second team All-SEC 2004-06.
DANNY WUERFFEL: Threw for 10,875 yards and 114 touchdowns. Led Florida to the 1993-96 SEC and 1996 national championship. First team All-SEC 1995-96. First team All-America 1995-96. Heisman Trophy 1996. SEC Player of the Year 1995-96.
TIM TEBOW: Threw for 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns; rushed for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns. Backup QB on 2006 SEC and national championship team; led Florida to the 2008 SEC and national championship. First team All-SEC 2007-09; First team All-America 2007; second team All-America 2009; third team All-America 2008.
SHANE MATTHEWS: Threw for 9,287 yards and 74 touchdowns while leading Florida to its first SEC championship in 1991. First team All-SEC 1990-92. SEC Player of the Year 1990-91.
REX GROSSMAN: Threw for 9,164 yards and 77 touchdowns while leading Florida to the 2000 SEC championship. First team All-SEC 2001; second team All-SEC 2000, 2002. First Team All-America 2001.
KERWIN BELL: Threw for 7,585 yards and 56 touchdowns while leading Florida to an SEC best record of 9-1-1 in both 1984-85. First team All-SEC 1985; second team All-SEC 1984, 1986. SEC Player of the Year 1984.
JOHN REAVES: Threw for 7549 yards and 54 touchdowns. First team All-SEC 1969; second team All-SEC 1971. First team All-America 1971.
STEVE SPURRIER: Threw for 4,848 yards and 36 touchdowns. First team All-SEC 1965-66. First team All-America 1965-66. Heisman Trophy 1966. SEC Player of the Year 1996.
OTHERS: Jimmy Fisher; Don Gaffney; Wayne Peace; Bob Hewko; Terry Dean; Doug Johnson; John Brantley.
This post was edited by Franz Beard on 6/24/2012 at 9:27 PM
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Crazy Ivan on 6/24/2012 at 9:21 PM
Walk softly but carry a big stick.
Wait. Is Spurrier a candidate? If he isn't, I move Gross up to 4 and Matthews to five.
I do think the best debate is between our three QBs with NC rings as starters. Leak, DW, or Tebow. I believe the hype machine that is Tebow will not allow him to be defeated. Nevertheless, there are great cases for any player. I like Leak's career statistics and NC, DW's four consecutive SEC championships and a NC, and Tebow's sophmore and overall numbers and his role in 2 NCs.
Who's your pick out of those 3?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Crazy Ivan on 6/24/2012 at 9:19 PM
I would have it:
I don't know where to put Don Gaffney who was a heck of QB in an offense that required very different skills than even the offense that Meyer ran.
rex is the guy i remember really lighting it up every game w/ gaffney, caldwell, jacobs
tebow would be the best tho imo being a big part of 1 title and winning another
KAUAI GATOR said...
KAUAI GATOR said...
Lol, knew it was coming. (Dylan, Dylan, Dylan....)
Really! Its Tebow in a landslide. He has put his mark on the program. Just have to read Tebow message on the wall at Heavener complex.
1a. Tebow- the will to win, the leadership, the ability to make all kinds of plays. I don't care what the NFL guys say, Tebow's college numbers were crazy! He's a winner.
1b. Danny- great guy with a great arm. Got us our first NC.
3. Rex- gunslinger. Should have won a Heisman and an NC if cards fell the right way.
4. Leak- was always an underdog. Pulled it off in the big games.
5. John Brantley- thanks for reminding us what NOT to look for in the future.
As much as I loved Spurrier, I think he's a step behind the others in terms of pure skills as a Quarterback.
Why is JB even mentioned and Noah Brindise isn't? lol
I've seen all of them play in person (yes, I am old - 61)
Billy the Kid, age 48,
5 SEC Championships,
2 National Championships...
I think I may be with instigator buy could be persuaded to swap TT and Grossman.
Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga
1. Tebow - best ever player. Only a conspiracy kept him frlm winning two Heisman's and key player for two of UF's NCs.
3. Rex/Shane - tie because of Shane's 3 SEC POY and Rex's 2000 FR year and should've been 2001 Heisman year.
... That is all!
And that's a first down!
1.tim 2 NC'S
2. danny 1 NC
3.chris 1 NC
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