Tim Tebow Is The Greatest

Brendon ReidContributor IJuly 30, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators looks to pass the ball during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow is the greatest college football player of the century. Period. End of story. This should not even be under argument.

He has two national titles under his name. He has one Heisman Trophy, will get another one this year, but should have had three (received all first place votes, but did not receive one in '08).

He was forever enshrined into, not just Florida football, but the whole college world, after the upset loss to a very good Mississippi team, when he gave his memorable and moving speech:

"To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation, I'm sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here.

"I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of this season. 

"You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of this season.

"Thank You and God Bless."

This man picked up the rest of his team, put them on his back, carried them on to win every game during the rest of the season, an SEC Championship against an undefeated Alabama team, and then a National Championship against the guy who beat him out for the Heisman (Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford).

If the poll was taken after the bowl games, Tebow would have won it without a doubt. He should have won it without a doubt.

This kid plays hard every play. Every single play. Show me some footage of him giving-up on a play. Never. Never. Never has it ever happened.

He has played with the side of his head pouring out blood, yelling for his team to get pumped and ready to play. Ready to win. 

That is commitment.

That is leadership.

That is the greatest college football player of this century.

And he's got Jesus.