The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

95. Troy Smith

Sport: Football
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2006 Heisman Trophy Winner, 2006 All American
Like a Tim Tebow with a better throwing motion and without the culture wars, Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 at Ohio State as a "running" quarterback—if you can call somebody with more than 2,500 yards passing and 30 touchdowns a "running" quarterback. Smith lost just three games as a starter for the Buckeyes, and was a surprise late first round pick after his senior...wait, you say Smith wasn't drafted until the 5th round? And Tebow was a 1st round pick? Hmmm, what could be different about these two players?

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