Haden named an All-American, Tebow to present

By Adam Silverstein
December 3, 2009

Florida Gators junior cornerback Joe Haden was chosen to the 2009 All-America Team by the American Football Coaches Association on Thursday. Haden, who is also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, was the only Florida player to land a spot on the team, the first Gators CB since Keiwan Ratliff (2003).

Beating out senior quarterback Tim Tebow for the honor was Texas Longhorns QB Colt McCoy, while Georgia Bulldogs punter Drew Butler was selected over Florida junior Chas Henry. Four Alabama Crimson Tide players (running back Mark Ingram, offensive lineman Mike Johnson, linebacker Rolando McClain, CB Javier Arenas) were honored.

Tebow received a different distinction on Wednesday, however, as he was announced as a presenter for The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 10. Along with Faron Kelly, Disney’s director of sports marketing, Tebow will be presenting the Disney Spirit Award (for college football’s most inspirational figure) that he won in 2008. Tebow is a 2009 finalist for the Maxwell Award (most outstanding college football player) and O’Brien Award (nation’s best college quarterback) while teammates Haden, senior middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (Bednarik Award – outstanding defensive player) and Henry (Ray Guy Award – nation’s best punter) are also listed as nominees.

3 Comments

  1. Mr2Bits says:

    What a crock of shit. I can’t wait for McCoy to get pummeled in the NCG. Everyone really needs to stop slurping this guy. Spikes not being selected is also a disgrace.

  2. SC Gator says:

    For me it’s pretty simple… if you were putting together your football team to go out and play a game, which do you pick? You pick Tebow, of course.

  3. gatorman55 says:

    BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW DID SPIKES NOT GET SELECTED? SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME.

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