Two former Gators make 'greatest college football players by jersey number' list


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Sports Illustrated has put together a list of the greatest 99 college football players by jersey number. Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow is included for his No. 15 jersey. Tebow wore the number for all four years of his collegiate career at Florida, including both the 2006 and 2008 National Championship seasons.

Here's what the publication had to say about choosing Tebow to represent the number:

"Before becoming one of the most polarizing players in the NFL, Tebow starred at Florida. In 2007, after throwing for 29 touchdowns and recording 22 scores on the ground, he became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Tebow served as a run-first backup to Chris Leak during Florida's run to the national championship the previous season before becoming the starter in 2007 and leading the Gators to another title as a junior. -- Runner-up: Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska (1992-95)"

Also included in the list is Danny Wuerffel for his famous No. 7 jersey he wore at Florida:

"Here's the guy Tim Tebow was shooting for when it came to Gator legacy: Wuerffel completed 708 of 1,170 passes for 10,875 yards and 114 touchdowns at Florida. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1996 and led the Gators to four consecutive Southeastern Conference titles and the 1996 national title. -- Runner-up: John Elway, QB, Stanford (1979-82)"

You can see the list in its entirety on SI.com.

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