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August 8, 2007, 03:36 PM
GAINESVILLE --
If football fans believe in omens, then Florida received a bad one Sunday. The Tim Tebow Show nearly ended before it even began.

The defending national-champion Gators started their fall training camp Sunday. Practice began at 7:40 p.m., and players started jogging onto the field about five minutes early. And then in comes Tebow, the sophomore quarterback, The Chosen One, the Heisman Trophy candidate, the player who didn't even make it onto the practice field before falling on his back.

More than 500 fans attended practice Sunday night and several dozen watched in horror as Tebow wiped out while running down a concrete incline that leads to the practice field.

''He was running full speed,'' said Nick Schommer, 57, of Sebring. ``I mean he was going at a pretty good gallop.''

Tebow was sprinting onto the practice field when he spotted Louis Caruso, 22, in his wheelchair, asking for an autograph. Tebow slammed on the brakes but his legs didn't stop.

''He fell hard on his right side,'' Schommer said. ``It had to hurt.''

Fans who witnessed the fall inhaled in unison a breath of agony.

''I wanted him to sign my shirt,'' said Caruso, who is visiting Gainesville from Long Island, N.Y.

Tebow hopped to his feet, dusted off his backside and signed Caruso's shirt with a smile. His face was nearly as flushed as his red practice jersey.

''New cleats,'' he said.

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