In fact, the way the SEC acts, Texas A&M quarterback Johny Manziel isn't even as good as James Franklin at Missouri Junior College (I'm a Kansas undergrad alum, so I'm allowed to say this). Manziel should be lucky to even be listed among the 12 quarterbacks that comprise the greatest football league, above that of the NFL.
The SEC coaches today released its preseason all conference team, and Georgia's Aaron Murray is better than the Heisman Trophy award winner; sophomore Johnny Football is a second-team all-conference bum.
In the adjusted lyrics of the classic Thin Lizzy tune "The Boys Are Back in Town":
"This is not a slap right in Johnny Face
But all of Aggies are falling about the place"
The coaches of the Mighty SEC are predicting a fall for the man forever known as Johnny I Hate College Station. Not because Manziel stinks, but because to duplicate that type of season again is difficult for anyone. Unless you're last name is Tebow.
Murray is a senior who has started all three of his previous years at UGA, is surrounded by good players, and can play the game of football on the football field. In 41 career starts, he has completed 61.5 percent of his football passes for 10,091 football yards with 95 football touchdowns and just 32 football interceptions.
Manziel can/will have another great year, but Murray is "fixin' to blow up" as the kids say.
The last time the SEC had an underclassman QB win the Heisman Trophy, who returned for another year, was St. Tim Tebow of Florida in 2007. He was a sophomore when he won the award, and he is proof that "doing it again" is simply damn tough.
Here are Tebow's passing stats and running stats from his sophomore to his senior season:
2007: 66.9 %, 3,286 yds, 32 TD, 6 int.; 895 rushing, 5.3 ypc, 23 TD
2008: 64.4 %, 2,746 yds, 30 TD, 4 int.; 673 rushing, 3.8 ypc, 12 TD
2009: 67.8 %, 2,895 yds, 21 TD, 5 int; 910 rushing, 4.2 ypc, 14 TD
Tebow finished third in the Heisman voting in 2008, and fifth in 2009. It is an incredible feat he finished 1 through 5 in three consecutive votings.
But to answer your question - Tim Tebow was voted first-team all-SEC QB in '07, '08 and '09.
The second-team all-confernce QBs those seasons were:
'07: Andre' Woodson, Kentucky
'08: Matthew Stafford, Georgia
'09: Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
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