Tim Tebow Biography
Tim Tebow was born in Manila, Philippines, on August 14, 1987. The son of two Christian missionaries, Tebow is the product of a homeschooled education. Before becoming one of the top SEC football players in history, Tebow needed a law passed before he could compete in high school sports. In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events. The law specifies that homeschooled students may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.
Naturally, Tebow joined the Trinity Christian Academy football team for one season, paying linebacker and tight end. With dreams of becoming a star quarterback, Tebow and his mother moved into an apartment in St. Johns County (Florida), making him eligible to play for the football for the local, pass-happy Nease High School. Under the tutelage of head coach Craig Howard, Tebow was named Florida player of the year his junior and senior season.
During his senior season, Tebow he led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earned All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American. Tebow finished his high school career with an astonishing 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation.
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In 2005, Tebow selected Urban Meyer's Florida Gators as his college destination over Alabama and Coach Mike Shula. Tebow began his college career as the backup quarter back for the Gators, making his college debut coming off the bench behind Chris Leak in a goal line situation against Southern Miss. Tebow was named as one of the "Breakout Players of 2007" for college football by Sporting News and was named the starter at quarterback for the Florida Gators before the 2007 season. Tebow finished the regular season with 217 completed passes in 317 attempts for 3132 yards gained and 29 touchdowns with six interceptions and the second highest passer rating in the nation.
On December 8, 2007, Tim Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas's Darren McFadden, and in 2008, Tebow finished third in the voting behind San Bradford and Colt McCoy. On January 11, 2009, at a national championship celebration held at Florida Field, Tebow announced that he would not make himself eligible for the NFL Draft but would instead return for his senior season at Florida. In the final game of his stellar college career, the 2010 Sugar Bowl, Tebow accounted for a Bowl Championship Series record 533 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in a 51-24 Florida win against Cincinnati.
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Despite many of the experts predicting failure at the NFL level, the Denver Broncos selected Tebow with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Solely based on his heart and will, Tebow should have a long and successful NFL career.
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Tim Tebow -- Role Model
He is a wonderful role model for so many kids that do not have God in their lives. God has blessed him. I hope he always stands up for Jesus.
great are the ways of the lord Not rated yet
It is truly amazing to see the ways that God uses people to share his love. i have always wondered what it would be like when the world comes to the end …
God Bless Tim Tebow Not rated yet
May God continue to Bless Tim Tebow forever. I am also a believer in the Lord. Though I'm in dire pain & having to go through my 7th or 8th surgery, …
All is fair in love and football Not rated yet
I am a New England Patriots fan, Tom Brady is awesome. I do think though that "all is fair in love and football." Tim Tebow is an awesome player and …
Tim Tebow is a Great Kid Not rated yet
Listen, I am a Boise State Fan and just love this kid. He is a great football player and all-around good kid. Today's game did not look pretty, but Tim …
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