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Oklahoman Modified: December 15, 2008 at 4:58 am •  Published: December 15, 2008
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photo - Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, left chats with Florida’s Tim Tebow during the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. AP Photo
Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, left chats with Florida’s Tim Tebow during the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. AP Photo
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SPLITTING THE VOTE
Though he won the Heisman vote, Bradford didn’t win in all voting areas.

Bradford won the Far West, Northeast, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

But Texas quarterback Colt McCoy carried the Midwest, while Tebow dominated the South.

Tebow was asked if there was any solace in winning the South and garnering 309 total first-place votes, the most of any finalist.

"Not really,” he said. "If you lose, you lose.”

Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, who finished 132 points behind winner Eric Crouch in 2001, is the only Heisman third-place finisher to come closer to the first-place point total than Tebow, who placed 151 points behind Bradford.

AN ENTICING PROSPECT
ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen was asked Sunday morning about Bradford’s pro potential

"A lot of people are enticed by his size,” Mortenson said of Bradford’s 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame. "But they’re also worried, like Matt Leinart, that he plays a lot of clean football,” referring to the fact that Bradford hasn’t had to face much defensive pressure.

Despite attempting 442 passes, Bradford has only been sacked nine times this season.

THE SAMPSON FACTOR
At the moment, Bradford’s hair is longer than it’s ever been since he came to Norman. And it’s not getting cut until after the Jan. 8 BCS National Championship.

"Last year, my dad made me cut it before the bowl game and we lost,” Bradford said. "It’s not getting cut this time.”

BY JAKE TROTTER


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