Tim Tebow was one of the first players to be so outspoken about his faith in God and to kneel in prayer on the field. He enjoyed a lot of success while playing football in Florida and the NFL.
Now, Tim Tebow just got some amazing news! According to reports, he is going to be inducted into the 2017 Florida Sports Hall of Fame!
“Without question, this is one of the most talented, eclectic and accomplished classes in Florida Sports Hall of Fame history,” Florida Sports Hall of Fame President Barry Smith said. “The contributions these individuals have made within their chosen sport, to their communities, the nation and indeed on a worldwide stage, demand recognition, and we are honored to welcome them as the newest members of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.”
It is great to see Tebow being honored during this divisive time in sports. The full statement about his career can be read below.
“Tebow played college football at the University of Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore in 2007. He played an instrumental role in helping the Gators to the 2006 National Championship as a freshman and was the starting quarterback for Florida’s 2008 national title campaign as a junior. He guided the Gators to a 13-1 record as a senior.
At the conclusion of his college career, he held the Southeastern Conference’s all-time records in both career passing efficiency and total rushing touchdowns, appearing second and tenth (respectively) in the NCAA record book in these categories. He was a two-time SEC Player of the Year and was named All-America three times.
Tebow would go on to play three years in the NFL, compiling an 8-6 record as a starter for the Denver Broncos in 2011 and currently plays professional baseball in the New York Mets organization. He is also an analyst for the SEC Network.
Tebow is also well-known for his philanthropic efforts. As a college student, he founded ‘First and 15,’ an organization that raised funds for an orphanage in the Philippines. He launched the Tim Tebow Foundation in January 2010, with the stated mission of bringing Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Tebow created “A Night to Shine,” to provide a prom night experience to special needs teenagers. ‘A Night to Shine’ has become a global event with more than 300 satellite proms occurring in 11 countries.
In 2013, Tebow was designated a Great Floridian by Florida Governor Rick Scott in recognition of his ‘major contributions to the progress and welfare’ of Florida.”
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