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.
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.”
Celebrities, including Franklin Graham, and many of Tebow’s fans congratulated the baseball player on his newest accomplishment. Throughout his sports career, Tebow has been awarded several other honors including the AP Player of the Year, the Heisman Trophy, and the Manning Award.
Watch Tebow’s full acceptance speech below:
Tebow is also celebrating the release of his latest faith-based book, "This is the day: Reclaim your dream. Ignite your passion. Live your purpose." If interested in purchasing the book or reading more about the theme, please check out our other article here.
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