Franklin Graham Congratulates Friend Tim Tebow After He Receives Major Honor

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October 10, 2018Oct 10, 2018

Congratulations are in order for football-turned-baseball star Tim Tebow. Tebow, well-known for his strong Christian faith, was inducted into the University of Florida Football’s Ring of Honor.

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Tebow’s alma mater announced the exciting news earlier this year, but he was officially inducted on Saturday, October 6th during the Florida-LSU game, reported Orlando Sentinel. At the honorary ceremony, Tebow became very emotional during his acceptance speech — giving all of the glory to God and expressing his gratitude to all of his supporters.

“First and foremost, like I always did here, I want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” the Christian sports star began.

“I want to thank my mom and dad for making me a Gator on Day 1. I want to thank all of my teammates and coaches who love me and had my back through everything, through thick and thin. I love you guys,” he added. “And I want to thank Gator nation. I love you guys. Thank you.”

Watch Tebow’s full acceptance speech below:

Franklin Graham, widely-known as the son of the legendary Rev. Billy Graham, was one of many who congratulated Tebow for receiving this major honor.

“Congratulation[s] to my friend Tim Tebow for his induction into the UF Ring of Honor!” Graham proclaimed. “Appreciate that you always give the glory to God.”

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Graham is a longtime friend of Tebow’s. Earlier this year, Graham also requested prayers for Tebow after news broke that he had to undergo surgery.

Congratulations, Tebow! In other recent news, a “Star Trek” actress passed away following a long battle with cancer.  

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