Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who could be the top pick in next month's NFL draft, scored a 36 on the Wonderlic test at the NFL combine, and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow scored a 22, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Tebow's score was the lowest among the top four quarterbacks. Colt McCoy of Texas had a 25 and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame a 23.
Tebow graduated with a 3.66 grade-point average as a Family, Youth and Community Services major, and he is a three-time member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll and a two-time first team Academic All-American. In 2009 he won the National Football Foundation's William V. Campbell Trophy, otherwise known as the "Academic Heisman."
Nonetheless, he didn't fare well on the Wonderlic, used to assess the aptitude of prospects. A perfect score is 50, and only one of 100,000 people ace the test. Pat McInally of Harvard is believed to be the only player to score 50.
Although the NFL does not release scores, they are always leaked. The Chicago Tribune obtained several scores last year, including a 38 by Matthew Stafford of Georgia, who became the overall No. 1 pick.
Mac Mirable's site has scores of NFL quarterback prospects dating to 1970, when Terry Bradshaw of Louisiana Tech is said to have scored 15.
Chris Leak of Florida reportedly scored an 8 in 2007, then the score was upgraded to 12. In 2006, Vince Young of Texas reportedly scored a 6, but was given another opportunity and scored 16.
Among people of various professions, chemists score an average of 31, journalists 26, clerical workers 21 and warehouse employees 15.
A score under 10 is an indication of literacy problems. Former Iowa State running back Darren Davis reportedly has the lowest score for an NFL prospect, a 4.