MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) They've never met, never even talked, but they'd probably be best of friends.
Both of them were home schooled, both are rooted deeply in their Christian faith. Both were standout prep players who overcame funky throwing motions to develop into bruising, run-first quarterbacks for two of college football's most accomplished coaches.
All that Collin Klein needs to do now is lead No. 3 Kansas State to a national championship, stop by the Best Buy Theater in New York to accept the Heisman Trophy along the way, and the comparisons to former Florida star and current Jets backup Tim Tebow may never end.
"I've never met him and I've barely ever heard him speak, but watching him, you can see his team believes in him," Tebow said in an interview with The Associated Press. "He has great leadership, great poise, awesome competitive excellence and he's a winner. At the end of games and in big situations in games, he always comes through. That's an awesome trait."