Tim Tebow was named the "Player of the Decade" in college football by Sports Illustrated. Needless to say: Agreed. No player combined championships, individual accomplishment, awards, off-field activity and media mythologizing in the way Tebow did.
("The Promise" earned the No. 5 spot for most memorable moments of the decade in college football. I'd argue it should be No. 1. Ten years from now, fans will vaguely remember Boise State's Statue of Liberty play -- few actually saw it live -- but everyone will recognize "The Promise.")