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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | November 17, 2015

Tim Tebow sets NCAA record for rushing, passing touchdowns in same season in 2007

  Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award in 2007.

Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was one of the most dynamic offensive talents in college football history. The two-time national champion was as much of a rushing threat as he was a passing threat, making him and his offenses nearly unstoppable.

On Nov. 17, 2007, Tebow’s versatile skill-set landed him in the NCAA record book. The future Denver Broncos quarterback lit up Florida Atlantic and became the first player with at least 20 touchdowns passing and 20 touchdowns rushing in the same season.  

Tebow’s 2007 campaign was the stuff of legends. He finished the year with 3,286 yards passing, 32 touchdowns passing, 895 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns rushing. He won just about every major award for his excellence, including the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award and Maxwell Award.

However, Tebow wasn't the only college football star to set a record on this day in college football history.

1990: Houston’s David Klinger had himself a game, to say the least, throwing an NCAA single-game record 11 touchdowns against Eastern Washington. Klinger’s incredible performance also put him in a tie with Jim McMahon for most touchdown passes in a single season (47). Klinger ultimately set the record for TD passes in a season with 54 and it stood until Hawaii’s Colt Brennan threw for 58 scores in 2006.

2012: Johnny Manziel picked apart Sam Houston State and found himself in the record books. The dual-threat quarterback rushed for 100 yards against the Bearkats, helping him break Brad Smith’s freshman quarterback rushing record of 1,029 yards. His 267 yards passing in the game also helped him set the record for most total yards by a freshman, and he became the first player in FBS history to pass for more than 3,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 yards in the season.

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