Should Tebow vote for himself? Should he vote at all?

The Florida Times-Union has a great story about the deliberations that Tim Tebow is going through -- including the possibility that he may not vote at all:

The most logical decision is voting for himself, which is something he said he hasn't ruled out, but isn't all that comfortable with, either.

"It kind of does feel a little weird, you know?" he said. ...

Tebow will agonize over his ballot because he doesn't want to get it wrong and doesn't want to appear arrogant or egotistical, offensive coordinator Dan Mullen said. He treats the responsibility as an honor.

"It's a prestigious thing and I think he has a lot of respect for the award and the Heisman Trust and being a part of the whole thing," Mullen said. "It's a real big deal for Tim and I think he'll be serious about it."

". . . I know Tim takes great pride in it and takes great responsibility in the fact that he does have a vote."

The last guy put in this position was USC QB Matt Leinart:

Former Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart was a somewhat similar position to Tebow after he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior in 2004.

The following year, Leinart, who now plays for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, voted for teammate Reggie Bush, who won the Heisman by a comfortable margin.

Kari Chisholm | December 9, 2008 | Comment on This Post (5 so far)
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Look it's simple, Tebow should vote for himself. If any of us were in the position and know we had a good year of playing and our own teammate wasn't up for the award we'd vote for ourself too. Heck you think McCain or Obama voted for the other guy? It's just that weird part of our society that wants our great atheletes humble, when really we need them to think they are the best at what they do!

Posted by: Tom M | Dec 9, 2008 4:36:13 AM

Vote for himself...How selfish. maybe someone else but not himself

Posted by: Rachel | Dec 9, 2008 5:27:22 AM

I agree with the first poster. If you know that you've had an outstanding season and - like Tim said - no one has seen another player play as hard as you have, then it seems perfectly logical to vote for yourself.

Posted by: Mike | Dec 9, 2008 6:50:27 AM

He should vote Percy Harvin #1, himself #2, and whoever else #3. Picking Harvin as #1 shows support for a teammate, helps him avoid the "selfish" title, and also does not help his other main competition.

Posted by: Jay | Dec 9, 2008 10:38:15 AM

He should vote for himself. Very logical.

Posted by: Bill Colson | Dec 9, 2008 11:47:08 AM

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