TWO BITS: Tebow, James stand out; Leak ready

By Adam Silverstein
September 3, 2010

1 » A number of former Florida Gators turned NFL rookies were taking part in their final 2010 preseason game Thursday, but two in particular – Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Brandon James – stood out from the pack. After fumbling a bad snap in his first series (which was returned for a touchdown), Tebow went 12-of-16 for 167 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He had a QB rating of 102.9 and also carried the ball four times for 21 yards. James was the star of his team’s game, catching four balls for 56 yards and three touchdowns and even converting the two-point conversion on his own second score. OGGOA will have a more complete and detailed rookie post later.

2 » As OGGOA reported a few days ago, former Gators QB Chris Leak will be making his first CFL start Friday night filling in for Montreal Alouettes starter Anthony Calvillo. For the first time in his career, Leak practiced as the team’s starter for the week rather than being thrown into the game in a back-up role. “This is a game I’ve played my entire life, since I was 8. I want to go out and have fun,” Leak told The Montreal Gazette. “I’m going to play the game and be myself. Whatever that is, you’ll see it. But I know there’ll be adversity. Someone’s still got to throw, run, catch and kick. That’s the game of football. I’m always anxious to play; I guess you could say nervous. I’m focusing on my responsibilities. I want to be accountable, protect the ball, stay on course and play through adversity.”


  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Go Tebow, James, and Leak!

  2. Luke says:

    Nice post and video, but I’d love to see some James highlights! I hope for him his performance was good enough to earn a spot on the roster this year…

  3. Fish-Gator-59 says:


    If you go to…you can usually see most in not all the NFL highlights of the night. James looked great for a 5’7″ receiver.

  4. Luke says:

    Good looking out, Fish. Adam – I shouldn’t criticize as much… I really enjoy your blog and appreciate all the effort. Hopefully the hobby is paying off for you.

  5. ApkGator says:

    It’s his LIFE not a Hobby! Thanks for the best gator site on the net. Made this off season go by a little faster

  6. Luke says:

    It didn’t start as a hobby then turn into the dynasty it is now? Well, either way, I hope the ad dollars are flowing and you’re making bank off it!

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