MSU's Lee respects Florida's Tebow

October 21, 2009 9:17:00 AM

Danny P Smith -


STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Tyson Lee, of Columbus, said it will be "an extreme honor" to step onto the same field as University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. 


Lee respects and looks up to Tebow because the Heisman Trophy winner is proud to display his faith. 


"Any time you get the opportunity to speak to others on a stage like that and take an advantage to put Christ first, that''s first and foremost," Lee said. "I appreciate him doing that. I love listening to him." 


Lee has followed Tebow''s career and hopes to visit with him Saturday. He admires how Tebow has been consistent with his faith, the way he plays, and the way he lives his life. 


Although they don''t compare physically, MSU coach Dan Mullen said Lee and Tebow are similar in their beliefs. 


"Tim has a much bigger public stage that he does it on, but if you look at those guys and how they go about living their daily lives, they are very similar," Mullen said. "I would say Tyson is a much more private person, where Tim uses his position to really go out and spread his word of good around the world." 


n Notes: The concussion MSU junior safety Zach Smith suffered could cause him to miss the rest of the season, but Mullen wasn''t ready to confirm that Tuesday after practice. "It''s going to be a couple of more weeks probably after the bye week before we have any idea," Mullen said. ... Senior running back Christian Ducre'' has a thigh bruise but is practicing.