Tebow ready for Bulldogs, Walker’s record

By Adam Silverstein
October 28, 2009

Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, FL, the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs will square off for the 87th time in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. While plenty of pressure is on the Gators to come out on top and remain undefeated, no one is probably feeling it more than senior quarterback Tim Tebow.

You see, this will be Tebow’s final curtain call in what basically amounts to his home town. It will be the last time he gets to play in one of the most storied rivalries in college football history. And, perhaps more importantly, he has a chance to break one of the all-time great SEC records against a team whose greatest player ever currently holds it.

“It’ll be emotional for me,” Tebow said. “It’ll be exciting, knowing it’s my last Florida-Georgia game.” As for the opportunity to break Herschel Walker‘s SEC career rushing touchdown record against his alma mater?

“It has been an honor to even be mentioned with Herschel. It is very humbling and I’m sure when I sit back and think about I’ll realize how cool it is,” he said. “To be able to break the record against Georgia would be extra-special.”

[UPDATED:] One writer, who of course works for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, believes there should be an asterisk on the record should Tebow break it. Why? Walker had five touchdowns in bowl games that were not counted for the record. It is amazing how “impartial” writers can always twist things like this to appease their readers.

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