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Tim Tebow

Tebow at a Jacksonville Jaguars home game
where he was honored at halftime
(December 23, 2007).
University of FloridaNo. 15
Quarterback Graduate
Major: Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Date of birth: August 14, 1987 (1987-08-14) (age 22)
Place of birth: Manila, Philippines
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career history
High school: Nease High School,
Ponte Vedra, Florida
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
Stats at CBS Sportsline.com
.Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow[1] (pronounced /ˈtiːboʊ/; born August 14, 1987) is a Heisman Trophy-winning American football quarterback who formerly played for the Florida Gators football team of the University of Florida.^ In 2007, Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
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^ Sources: Florida Gators' Tim Tebow chooses to play in Senior Bowl .
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  • Sources: Florida Gators' Tim Tebow chooses to play in Senior Bowl - Sports handicapping Forum - Sports Betting Forum 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.atstalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow, who recently graduated from University of Florida,...
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.He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for twenty or more touchdowns in a single season and was the first college sophomore to win the Heisman.^ In 2007, Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
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^ He’s the best player in college football.

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
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[2]
.Tebow played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he became a Division I-A recruit ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a high school senior.^ Tebow will play in Senior Bowl .
  • Tebow will play in Senior Bowl - Action News Jacksonville 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.actionnewsjax.com [Source type: News]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow can attest to that.
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^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
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[3] .After a tight recruiting battle, he chose the University of Florida over the University of Alabama.^ After a tight recruiting battle, he chose to attend the University of Florida over the University of Alabama.
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^ He was highly recruited, getting offers from Alabama, Michigan, Southern California, and LSU. But the Jacksonville, Florida native chose to stay close to home by selecting the University of Florida.

^ I can't help but think a lot of it goes back to him choosing Florida over Alabama in the recruiting process.
  • Why all the Tim Tebow hate? - TideSports.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC deas.tuscaloosanews.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Tebow was a dual threat quarterback adept at rushing and passing the football.^ Lewis, an exciting and dynamic player, was one of only three quarterbacks in the nation to pass for over 3,000 yards while also rushing for over 700 yards last season, joining Florida’s Tim Tebow and [...

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
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^ Tebow, being a dual threat quarterback adept at rushing and passing the football, was used in his freshman season largely as a change of pace to the Gators' more traditional quarterback, Chris Leak.
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.He was used his freshman season largely as a change of pace to the Gators' more traditional passing quarterback, Chris Leak.^ Chris Leak's a great quarterback.
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^ Tebow, being a dual threat quarterback adept at rushing and passing the football, was used in his freshman season largely as a change of pace to the Gators' more traditional quarterback, Chris Leak.
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^ It was Chris Leak who was the quarterback.
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[5] Tebow's contribution to the Gators' 2006 college football season was as a key back-up who helped the Gators win college football's national championship game for the first time since 1996.
.As a college sophomore during the 2007 season, he became the Gators' starting quarterback and broke the Southeastern Conference (SEC) records for both rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns accounted for in a single season.^ SEC and NCAA single-season rushing touchdown leader by a quarterback (23) .
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^ Tebow also holds the SEC record for most rushing TD's in a season.
  • Tim Tebow Jerseys and Florida Gator Gear - www.TheHeismanWinners.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.theheismanwinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow broke Herschel Walker's Southeastern Conference record for rushing touchdowns Saturday.
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[6] .In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, his 2007 performance also earned the Maxwell Award as the nation's top football player, the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback, and the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.^ He’s the best player in college football.

^ After his Heisman Trophy win, Tebow is so hyped.
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^ Great players should win the Heisman.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

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Early years

Tebow at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a high school senior.
.Tebow was born on August 14, 1987 in Makati City in the Philippines, to Bob and Pam Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time.^ He was born in Manila , Philippines on August 14, 1987.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1985, she and her husband moved to the Philippines, where they served as Christian missionaries.
  • Heisman hopeful Tim Tebow's family ties are strong: Times Argus Online 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.timesargus.com [Source type: News]

^ Tebow grew up in a Christian family, led by missionary parents Bob and Pam Tebow.
  • BPSports.net - Gators� Tim Tebow: �God, family, academics & football� 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC bpsports.net [Source type: News]

[1][7] .While pregnant, Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba.^ When Pam Tebow was pregnant she had a life threatening infection.
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^ During his mother’s pregnancy, Tebow’s mother Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba.
  • Tim Tebow would soar with the Philadelphia Eagles | Philly2Philly.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.philly2philly.com [Source type: General]

^ Jan 2 - Seeded by Craig19 Source: Fox Sports On August 14, 1987 a woman, while pregnant, suffered from a life threatening infection with a pathogenic ameoba contacted while doing Christian missionary work in the Philippines.
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.Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption.^ Pam developed amoebic dysentery when she was pregnant with Tebow in the Philippines, and her doctors suggested an abortion after the drugs they used on her had likely damaged the fetus.
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.Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life.^ Doctor was expecting an abnormal birth so recommend abortion.
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^ The doctor expected a stillbirth and advised Pam to have an abortion.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ His mom was really sick and the doctor’s recommended an abortion because they didn’t think the fetus would survive the trauma.
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[1]
.All of the Tebow children were homeschooled by their mother, who worked to instill the family’s Christian beliefs along the way.^ The Tebow children were instructed by their mother in an educational program outside of the established schools, instilling in them the family's Christian beliefs.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ For all of the heat the organization received for taking a chance on Michael Vick, that publicity would come back 10-fold in a positive way for taking Tim Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow would soar with the Philadelphia Eagles | Philly2Philly.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.philly2philly.com [Source type: General]

^ He will also be known as Tebow the Christian missionary, who spent spring breaks and summers working with Filipino children.
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[8] .In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events.^ Tebow began his football career after legislation was passed in Florida in 1996 that allowed homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events.
  • College Football Star Sports 'John 3:16' in Championship Game | Christianpost.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.christianpost.com [Source type: General]

^ In Florida , home-schooled students are allowed to compete in local high school sports events and may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ If it ever passes, it will allow Alabama homeschooled athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.
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.The law specifies that homeschooled students may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.^ In Florida , home-schooled students are allowed to compete in local high school sports events and may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ When home-schooled children in Georgia couldn’t participate in local football programs, some parents started their own teams, which grew into the Glory for Christ Football League.
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^ Tebow began his football career after legislation was passed in Florida in 1996 that allowed homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events.
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[9] .The Tebows lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and Tim played linebacker and tight end at the local Trinity Christian Academy for one season.^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow can attest to that.
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^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
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^ Tim Tebow , Florida, 20 5.

.Tebow's preferred position was quarterback, but Trinity football team's offense did not rely on passing the football, so he began to explore his options to play for a new high school.^ They did not have a football team before then.
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^ If it ever passes, it will allow Alabama homeschooled athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.
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^ Tebow played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, ...
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[10] .He decided to attend Nease High School, which under head coach Craig Howard was known for having a passing offense.^ Before he graduated from Nease High School in Florida, his name was attached to a bill in the Alabama state legislature, one that did not pass but would have permitted private school athletes to compete for public schools as Tebow did.
  • Tim Tebow: So what can't the guy do? | GoGamecocks 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow was the starting quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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^ Tebow played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he became a Division I-A recruit and ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a senior.
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With the rest of his family living on a farm in Duval County, Tim and his mother moved into an apartment in nearby St. Johns County, making him eligible to play for the football team at Nease. .His performance soon turned heads and led to a minor controversy of him being a home-schooled student having his choice of school to play for.^ In Florida , home-schooled students are allowed to compete in local high school sports events and may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow and his four siblings were homeschooled by their parents, but a Florida law allowed him to play football for a public school team.
  • Florida QB makes 'John 3:16' hottest Google search 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.wnd.com [Source type: News]

^ But Alabama’s home-schooled students aren’t allowed equal access to extra-curricular activities in public or private schools.
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[11]
.As a junior at Nease, Tebow gained prominence as he became a major college football quarterback prospect and was named the state of Florida's Player of the Year.^ He’s the best player in college football.

^ Tebow was the face of college football for the past 4 years.
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^ He was named Florida 's Player of the Year as a Junior and again the following season as a Senior.
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[12] .He would repeat as Player of the Year in his senior season.^ He was named Florida's high school Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons and developed a reputation for toughness, finishing a game with a broken leg.
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^ Peter Tebow, a 170-pound linebacker, was the defensive most valuable player of Trinity Christian Academy’s state championship team his senior year.
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^ Not like the nasty helmet-to-helmet shot a Buckeye defender put on Matt Barkley this season (the type of hit that in the NFL would result in $$$ fines for the player).
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[12] .One of his highlights as a high school athlete was finishing a game on a broken leg.^ Actually played a game on a broken leg.
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^ Preferred Video Format and Info DVD 2-5 minute Highlight Tape followed by full game or games Include Player Name, Position, Jersey Number, and graduation year (Class of 200x) Include High School Name, City, and State .
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^ Before he graduated from Nease High School in Florida, his name was attached to a bill in the Alabama state legislature, one that did not pass but would have permitted private school athletes to compete for public schools as Tebow did.
  • Tim Tebow: So what can't the guy do? | GoGamecocks 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.thestate.com [Source type: General]

[13] During his senior season he led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earned All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American.[14] .Tebow finished his high school career with 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns.^ For reference, Tebow's career-high in passing for a single game is 338.
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^ Ingram rushed for a career-high 246 yards.
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^ His passing and rushing yards were down in '09.
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.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 and is shown nationally on NBC television.^ Senior Bowl football game in Mobile ...
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^ Tebow to play in Senior Bowl - Hattiesburg American .
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^ This (the Senior Bowl) is the only thing where you are playing football and showing football s...
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[15]
.Tebow was considered one of the nation’s top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN “Faces in Sports” documentary.^ Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press Tebow was considered one of the nation's top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN "Faces in Sports" documentary.
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^ Tebow was considered one of the nation's top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN “Faces in Sports” documentary.
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^ The left handers gridiron feats were the subject of a nationally televised ESPN documentary titled The Chosen One.
  • Baptist Press - Top quarterback recruit aims to stay grounded in Christ - News with a Christian Perspective 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.bpnews.net [Source type: News]

.The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One", and focused on Tim’s homeschool controversy and missionary work in the Philippines, as well as his exploits on the field of play and the college recruiting process.^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
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^ There was not one picture of Tim Tebow.
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^ Tim Tebow is going to play in one more college game - and this one will go a long...
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[16] .Tim Tebow was also featured in Sports Illustrated on the “Faces in the Crowd” page.^ Tim Tebow , virginity , world of sports .

^ Tebow was considered one of the nation's top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN “Faces in Sports” documentary.
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^ Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press Tebow was considered one of the nation's top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN "Faces in Sports" documentary.
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[17] .In 2007 he was named to FHSAA's All-Century Team that listed the Top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100 year history of high school football.^ Spiller tops final Florida 100 .
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^ The worse 7-0 team in history of football.
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^ Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy Trophy Finalist Named — Associated Press: DALLAS — Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy are among 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, given to the nation’s top senior scholar-athlete in college football.
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[18]
.Despite having family ties to the University of Florida, where his parents first met as students,[19] he remained open-minded during the recruiting process and became very close to Alabama coach Mike Shula.^ Catholic and Alabama coach Mike Shula is (supposedly) also Catholic.

^ After a tight recruiting battle, he chose to attend the University of Florida over the University of Alabama.
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^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow breaks through the line for a long gain during the first half against Kentucky.
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[20] .After careful consideration he decided to play for Urban Meyer's Florida Gators.^ Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has decided to play in the Jan.
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^ Urban Meyer is stepping down as head coach of the Florida Gators.
  • Tim Tebow Videos at Fox Sports Video Archive - FoxSports on MSN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC multimedia.foxsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer: Tim Tebow 'not playing at his highest level' -...

.One of the reasons he chose Florida was because of Meyer's spread option offense, an offense for which Tebow was deemed an archetypal quarterback.^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow can attest to that.
  • Tim Tebow: ZoomInfo Business People Information 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zoominfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is frustrated.
  • Tim Tebow has a Hot new Girlfriend 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ It wasn’t because of the spread offense.
  • Sports Radio Interviews » Blog Archive » Tim Tebow is Human After All 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sportsradiointerviews.com [Source type: General]

[21]
.Tebow spent the last three summers before enrolling at the University of Florida in the Philippines, assisting with his father's orphanage and missionary work.^ Philippines with his father’s organization and i’ve been to the orphanage.
  • The Rebelution: Tim Tebow: The Quarterback-Preacher 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.therebelution.com [Source type: General]

^ Before enrolling at the University of Florida , Tim Tebow spent the last three summers in the Philippines assisting with his father's orphanage and missionary work.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ Before college, Tim spent his summers in the Phillipines with his father helping with the missionary work!
  • SportsMan of Style: Tim Tebow | Stiletto Sports 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stilettosetsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22]

Effect on homeschooling movement

.On January 7, 2007, Tebow was featured prominently in an ESPN “Outside The Lines” feature on homeschooled athletes seeking equal access to high school athletics in other states.^ Also, 24 other states support some form of equal access for homeschoolers.
  • Alabama's Tim Tebow Bill 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC timtebowbill.com [Source type: General]

^ January 7, 2007 - ESPN's Outside The Lines Special on Homeschooled Athletes featuring the Guyse family from Decatur!
  • Alabama's Tim Tebow Bill 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC timtebowbill.com [Source type: General]

^ Before he graduated from Nease High School in Florida, his name was attached to a bill in the Alabama state legislature, one that did not pass but would have permitted private school athletes to compete for public schools as Tebow did.
  • Tim Tebow: So what can't the guy do? | GoGamecocks 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.thestate.com [Source type: General]

.Because a homeschooler's access to public and private school athletic functions vary by state, Tebow and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor (who was allowed to play at his local high school in Pennsylvania) argue in favor of extending the right to play for local teams to more states.^ Tebow will play quarterback for the South team, which will be coached by the Miami Dolphins' staff.
  • Tim Tebow, , NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: General]
  • Tebow to play in Senior Bowl 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ If it ever passes, it will allow Alabama homeschooled athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida, where Tebow played for his high school football team, is one of 24 states that allows equal access , meaning home-schoolers can participate in public or private school sports or extracurricular activities.
  • Video: Tim Tebow home-school bill | NBC13.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www2.nbc13.com [Source type: News]

[23]
.Upon becoming the first home-schooled athlete to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy, Tebow remarked, "That’s really cool.^ His lofty numbers helped Tebow become the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.

^ Meyer and Tebow with the Heisman trophy.
  • The Best and Funniest Tim Tebow Pictures | College Football 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorsfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Tebow, he won a Heisman Trophy.
  • Tim Tebow - Zimbio 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

A lot of times people have this stereotype of homeschoolers as not very athletic – it's like, go win a spelling bee or something like that – it’s an honor for me to be the first one to do that."[24]
.Tebow's example inspired equal access supporters in Alabama to name their bill in the Alabama Legislature "The Tim Tebow Bill".[25] The bill, which is pending in the Alabama Legislature, will allow Alabama homeschool athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.^ Tim Tebow played high school football at a school that he did not attend in an area where he lived out of district.
  • Was Tim Tebow “virginity” question out of bounds? | Mr. College Football 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ BAD. Tim Tebow is a god in Florida.
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow can attest to that.
  • Tim Tebow: ZoomInfo Business People Information 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zoominfo.com [Source type: General]

.In January 2009, the "Tebow bill" was introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly.^ J. J. Ramsey Says: January 9th, 2009 at 2:01 pm trader: “If Tebow wishes to walk aroud campus (as an individual) with his eyes on his sleeve, so be it.
  • Friendly Atheist by @hemantsblog » Tim Tebow’s Eyes Say John 3:16 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC friendlyatheist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Says: January 10th, 2009 at 1:13 pm tebow you suck alabamas number 1 ROLL TIDE oh you are a cry baby .

^ January 12, 2009 Tags , Florida , Tim Tebow .
  • Posts mentioning Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

[26] .This bill, which is still pending, is also modeled after Florida state law, allowing homeschool athletes to play for their local sports teams.^ Homeschooled Athletes are currently playing NCAA Division I-A sports this year.
  • Alabama's Tim Tebow Bill 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC timtebowbill.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida is still the nation's best team.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ If it ever passes, it will allow Alabama homeschooled athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27]
.Tim Tebow received the 2008 Quaqua Protégé Award as an outstanding home-education graduate.^ Tim Tebow is the not the Bronko Nagurski of 2008.
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow Comments SECCG 2008 .
  • Scout.com: Tim Tebow Profile 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC recruiting.scout.com [Source type: General]

^ Today Tim Tebow plays his last home game at Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin stadium, known (Steve Spurrier coined it) as The Swamp.
  • The Tim Tebow Memorial Saturday College Football Thread - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.talkleft.com [Source type: General]

[28]

College career

2006

.Tebow started his career at Florida in the 2006 "Orange and Blue" Spring scrimmage, where he completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 197 yards and one touchdown.^ Tim Tebow passed 17/27 passes for 216 yards and 3 passing touchdowns is the orange and blue debut.

^ He completed 9 of 13 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns.

^ Tebow also ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

[29] .Coach Urban Meyer declared that Leak would remain the starting quarterback despite the expectations and performance of Tebow in the game.^ Coach Urban Meyer spent the night in Hospital with Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow out of the hospital - Florida Gossip 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida head coach Urban Meyer .

^ COACH MEYER: Well, I'm not a historian of the game.
  • ASAP Sports - Football - 2010 - ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL CLASSIC: FLORIDA v CINCINNATI - January 1 - Joe Haden - Urban Meyer - Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.asapsports.com [Source type: General]

[30] .Prior to the 2006 season, Tebow was listed by Sports Illustrated as college football's future top mobile quarterback.^ This college football season has been enigmatic at best.
  • Tim Tebow | DERRICH.com - crude, yet refined 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.derrich.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy Trophy Finalist Named — Associated Press: DALLAS — Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy are among 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, given to the nation’s top senior scholar-athlete in college football.
  • Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy Trophy Finalist Named - Foundation, Movies 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.Tebow made his college debut coming off the bench behind Chris Leak in a goal line situation against Southern Miss.^ From the first time I saw him play during his freshman year, relieving Florida quarterback Chris Leak and being “the change of pace” for the offense in goal-line packages, he just irked me.

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow breaks through the line for a long gain during the first half against Kentucky.
  • Tim Tebow | firstcoastnews.com | Jacksonville, FL - St. Augustine, FL - Brunswick, GA 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.firstcoastnews.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | firstcoastnews.com | Jacksonville, FL - St. Augustine, FL - Brunswick, GA 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC origin.firstcoastnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow = overrated leak made him better than he was he has no touch on short passes that I have seen when i watch any of his games .

.He rushed for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble on his first play.^ As a sophomore in the 2007 season, he became the Gators' starting quarterback and broke the Southeastern Conference records for both rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns accounted for in a single season.
  • Tim Tebow, Football Player - News - Evri 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Taylor holds the NFL record for touchdowns by a defensive lineman (7) and is the Dolphins all-time leader in quarterback sacks (117) and consecutive games played (130).
  • Alabama's Tim Tebow Bill 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC timtebowbill.com [Source type: General]

^ The American collegiate football quarterback for the Florida Gators won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and was the first player in NCAA history to score at least 20 touchdowns passing and rushing in the same season.
  • Tim Tebow Crying 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .In his next game, he led the team in rushing yards against UCF.^ Ingram scored three touchdowns against Florida , rushing for 113 yards – a school-record 1,542 rushing yards for the season – and also caught two passes for 76 yards.
  • The Greenroom » Forum Archive » Health Care Update: University Research Proves Tim Tebow’s Tears Cure Cancer 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ TDs, 4 INTs; Rushing -- 171 att., 604 yards, 3.5 avg., 10 TDs The skinny: Tebow's 199 passing yards against South Carolina was the seventh time this season he hasn't throw for 200 yards or more in a game.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida’s Tim Tebow has eight rushing touchdowns to lead all quarterbacks and has also rushed for 532 yards in SEC games.
  • Tim Tebow - SEC Blog - ESPN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

[33]
.He made his SEC debut against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 16. His performance included a ten-yard run on his first carry and converting a critical fourth down near the end of the game, which led to the Gators' go-ahead touchdown.^ "It's the last game I'm going to play as a Gator.
  • UF shut out at awards show | GatorSports.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, FL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.gatorsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Against Alabama, the Gators’ running backs combined for 16 yards on three carries.
  • A teary farewell for Tim Tebow as Florida falls to Alabama in SEC title game | Daily Titan 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.dailytitan.com [Source type: General]

^ His contribution in the 2006 college football season was as a key reserve who helped the Gators win college football's national championship game for the first time since 1996.
  • Tim Tebow, Football Player - News - Evri 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

[34]
.Tebow's biggest game in the season came against the LSU Tigers on October 7, where he accounted for all three of the Gators' touchdowns, passing for two and rushing for another.^ He now has 21 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns on the season.

^ Tebow finished the game with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

^ Tebow bid farewell to the Swamp with three touchdown passes and two touchdown runs.
  • Tim Tebow - SEC Blog - ESPN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

.Tebow had a one-yard run on the goal line for his first score, a one-yard "jump pass" to tight end Tate Casey, in which he jumped in the air and double-pumped his arm before releasing the ball, and a 35-yard play-action pass to wide receiver Louis Murphy.^ You have a 1st and goal at the 5 yard line.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow condoms favor the wide receiver over the tight end.
  • Tim Tebow Memo to all Media Hacks | PSUinBlog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Louis Murphy is a great receiver and great with the deep ball and had a great spring game.
  • Tim Tebow Visits The Quad Q&A - The Quad Blog - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC thequad.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[35]
.Tebow played a role in the Gators' victory in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State.^ BCS national championship →Who: No.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It doesn't necessarily mean that Tebow will play in the Gators' next game,...
  • Tim Tebow out of the hospital - Florida Gossip 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ "It's the last game I'm going to play as a Gator.
  • UF shut out at awards show | GatorSports.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, FL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.gatorsports.com [Source type: General]

.He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, finishing with 39 rushing yards.^ C.J. Spiller rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ He has also rushed for 604 yards and 10 touchdowns.

^ He threw three touchdowns and ran for another.

[36] .He finished 2006 with the second-most rushing yards on the Gator team.^ Monday, December 7th, 2009 by Ben Volin The Gators may not be SEC Champions, but 11 of them were named to the Associated Press’ All-SEC teams on Monday, the most in the conference.
  • Florida Gators sports news, analysis, commentary - Gator Bytes, a PalmBeachPost.com blog » Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.palmbeachpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow finishes the 2008 campaign with 2515 passing yards, 564 rushing yards, and a combined 40 touchdowns to 2 interceptions and 0 fumbles.
  • Posts mentioning Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

^ Tennessee Converted a key 4 th -and-1 conversion with a two-yard run on the Gators game-winning driveLed the Gators with 62 yards rushing on nine attempts (6.9 avg.
  • Gator Football Roster/Bios - GatorZone.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorzone.com [Source type: General]

[37]

2007

Tebow (on right) and other Gator QBs during pre-game warm-ups.
.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.^ He’s the best player in college football.

^ Tags: bowl , tebow , college football , football , florida , florida gator , gators , new orleans , nfl draft , college .
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ He was named Florida 's Player of the Year as a Junior and again the following season as a Senior.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

[38] .The Gators' offense in 2007 was expected to be similar to what Urban Meyer used at Utah, since Meyer views Tebow as “very similar to Alex Smith.”[39] Smith was quarterback for Meyer's last team at Utah in 2004, which became the first team from outside the BCS conferences to play in and win a BCS bowl game, and went on to be the top overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.^ Urban Meyer's creation of Tim Tebow.
  • The Best and Funniest Tim Tebow Pictures | College Football 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorsfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow Press Conference Following Gators 51-24 Sugar Bowl...
  • Tim Tebow - Zimbio 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

^ Traditionally, the top draft-eligible quarterbacks do not play in the Senior Bowl and decline to throw passes at the NFL ...
  • Tim Tebow - Zimbio 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

.There were some questions about how he would perform as a full time passer,[40] but he opened the year 13-of-17 for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in his starting debut against Western Kentucky University.^ Or 173 yards against Kentucky?
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ I like a quarterback who finished his career at the University of Florida 661-for-995 for 9,285 yards, 88 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
  • Why wouldn’t a club want Tebow in organization? - Steubenville, Wintersville, Toronto, Mingo, Weirton, Jefferson County | News, Sports, Jobs, HeraldStarOnline.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.hsconnect.com [Source type: General]

^ Ingram scored three touchdowns against Florida , rushing for 113 yards – a school-record 1,542 rushing yards for the season – and also caught two passes for 76 yards.
  • The Greenroom » Forum Archive » Health Care Update: University Research Proves Tim Tebow’s Tears Cure Cancer 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

[41] .Tebow finished the regular season with 217 completed passes in 317 attempts for 3132 yards gained and 29 touchdowns with six interceptions—giving him the second highest passing efficiency in the nation with 177.8. Additionally, he rushed 194 times for 838 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground through 11 games.^ Season: 213 of 305 passing for 2,464 yards, 19 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

^ Tebow finished the game with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

^ Season: 254 of 351 passing for 2,628 yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

[42] .Tebow's 51 touchdowns were more than 87 Division 1-A Teams scored.^ Tebow accounted for more touchdowns than McCoy.

^ You will score more than 1600.
  • Tim Tebow facts. 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.madden-live.com [Source type: General]
  • HE15MAN!!! - Tim Tebow - Zimbio 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]
  • tim Tebow Facts - SuperiorPics Celebrity Forums 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC forums.superiorpics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Tim Tebowisms - Tim Tebow has inspired his own line of Jokes: Tebowisms - Arizona Sports Fans Network 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.arizonasportsfans.com [Source type: General]
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ Rainey has MORE yards than Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

[43]
.In week 4 of the season, when the Gators faced Ole Miss in an SEC match-up, Tebow broke the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, with 166 yards.^ This was why we lost the Ole miss game.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Florida's Tebow breaks SEC record for rushing TDs .
  • Newsvine - tim-tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsvine.com [Source type: News]

^ Tebow also holds the SEC record for most rushing TD's in a season.
  • Tim Tebow Jerseys and Florida Gator Gear - www.TheHeismanWinners.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.theheismanwinners.com [Source type: General]

[44] .On November 3, against Vanderbilt, Tebow rushed for two touchdowns to break the all-time SEC quarterback TD record in a single season.^ Tim Tebow passed Kevin Faulk as the SEC’s all-time touchdown leader.

^ SEC and NCAA single-season rushing touchdown leader by a quarterback (23) .
  • Gator Football Roster/Bios - GatorZone.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow also holds the SEC record for most rushing TD's in a season.
  • Tim Tebow Jerseys and Florida Gator Gear - www.TheHeismanWinners.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.theheismanwinners.com [Source type: General]

[45] .Against LSU, leading by 10 in the 4th quarter, Tebow was largely ineffective and had a turnover as he was unable to lead his team to any score, and LSU came back to win the game.^ But it appears Tebow will be back for the LSU game on Oct.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a stat that Stafford is better in when compared to Tebow, leading his team to wins while trailing in the 4th Quarter.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tebow made to win the game against Alabama..
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

.LSU went on to win the 2007 National Championship.^ But winning the national championship was totally different.
  • One on one with Tim Tebow - AthlonSports.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.athlonsports.com [Source type: General]

^ He has won numerous awards as well as the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore (the first player to do so), and has helped the Gators win a national championship as a freshman, as well as leading the Gators to a third national championship in 2009.
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ He may not be the best college player ever, but if he wins another heisman and another national championship, he will certainly be the most accomplished college player ever.
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a game versus the South Carolina Gamecocks on November 10, Tebow broke the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season and set a career high with 5 rushing touchdowns.^ For reference, Tebow's career-high in passing for a single game is 338.
  • TIMTEBLOGCovering The Tim Tebow Era 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.timteblog.com [Source type: General]

^ South Carolina Gamecocks (374) .
  • Tim Tebow - SEC Blog - ESPN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Ranks first in the schools record book for the most career rushing touchdowns (43) .
  • Gator Football Roster/Bios - GatorZone.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorzone.com [Source type: General]

.This brought his season total to 19 rushing touchdowns, which tied him for the SEC record for any player in a season (shared with Shaun Alexander, Garrison Hearst, and LaBrandon Toefield).^ Additionally tied for sixth in the SEC in rushing touchdowns .
  • Gator Football Roster/Bios - GatorZone.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Ingram scored three touchdowns against Florida , rushing for 113 yards – a school-record 1,542 rushing yards for the season – and also caught two passes for 76 yards.
  • The Greenroom » Forum Archive » Health Care Update: University Research Proves Tim Tebow’s Tears Cure Cancer 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ A documentary about Tim was also played on ESPN. As a high schooler, Tim set state records for total yards in a season and the most passing yards in a single season, and he scored 71 touchdowns.
  • Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association - About the Tebow Family 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.btea.org [Source type: General]

He also broke Danny Wuerffel's conference record for touchdowns accounted for in a single season with 42.[46]
.On November 17, Tebow had a record day against Florida Atlantic, he scored his 20th rushing touchdown to set a new conference record for most rushing touchdowns in a season.^ Overview Articles Photos Quotes Getty Images 1 week ago NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01: Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators hugs his head coach Urban Meyer after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Tim Tebow - From Treehugger 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow breaks through the line for a long gain during the first half against Kentucky.
  • Tim Tebow | 10connects.com | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC topics.10connects.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | firstcoastnews.com | Jacksonville, FL - St. Augustine, FL - Brunswick, GA 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.firstcoastnews.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | firstcoastnews.com | Jacksonville, FL - St. Augustine, FL - Brunswick, GA 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC origin.firstcoastnews.com [Source type: General]

^ He is not on pace to have as many rushing touchdowns as he had in 2007 (when he won the Heisman trophy) or as many passing touchdowns as he had in 2008, but Tebow is still terrorizing defenses despite suffering a concussion earlier in the year against Kentucky.
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]

.He also became the only person ever in NCAA History to score 20 touchdowns rushing and 20 touchdowns passing in the same season.^ Clausen has completed 68% passing with 20 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions.
  • Tim Tebow - Free Sports Picks & Sports Handicapping Blog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.bankrollsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year, he became the first player in NCAA Division I history to pass and rush for 20 touchdowns in a season.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He now has 21 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns on the season.

[2]
.On November 24, against the Florida State Seminoles, Tebow threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two in a 45–12 rout of the Seminoles.^ He rushed for 23 touchdowns and threw 32 more on route to his Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow - candidate for the finest college QB of all time - Sportingo 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: News]

^ Masoli threw for three touchdowns and rushed for three more.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida State Seminoles (20) .
  • The Meaning of Tim Tebow\'s Mortality - Andy Hutchins - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

.It was later revealed that Tebow fractured his right hand during the third quarter but played the rest of the game.^ Tim Tebow played the entire game.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Tonight is Tim Tebow’s last home game as a Florida Gator, and he is guiding the Gators to a comfortable 37-10 fourth-quarter lead over rival Florida State.
  • Tim Tebow | Tim Tebow Girlfriend | Tim Tebow Facts | Tim Tebow Virgin | Tim Tebow Bench Press | Tim Tebow GQ | General News | World of Time Pass 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC worldoftimepass.com [Source type: General]

^ Today Tim Tebow plays his last home game at Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin stadium, known (Steve Spurrier coined it) as The Swamp.
  • The Tim Tebow Memorial Saturday College Football Thread - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.talkleft.com [Source type: General]

He had to wear a cast for the next three weeks.[47]
.After the season was over, Tebow became a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player of the year, which he won on December 8 in New York City.^ Sorry, but DMAC is the most outstanding player in college football.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ He’s the best player in college football.

^ Tebow was the face of college football for the past 4 years.
  • Tebow Heisman 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowheisman.com [Source type: General]

He also received the Davey O'Brien Award, annually given to the best quarterback in the nation, on February 18 in Fort Worth, TX.
.While the Gators finished the season in Orlando, Florida with a 41–35 loss to Michigan in the 2008 Capital One Bowl, Tebow maintained his record for both rushing and passing for at least one touchdown in every game played, and he raised the record for total touchdowns accounted for in a single season to 55.[48] He played with a soft cast on the hand he broke in his previous game.^ Sources: Florida Gators' Tim Tebow chooses to play in Senior Bowl .
  • Tim Tebow - Football Players - Football - Sports - news 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.wikio.com [Source type: General]
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tebow finished the game with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

^ It doesn't necessarily mean that Tebow will play in the Gators' next game,...
  • Tim Tebow out of the hospital - Florida Gossip 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

Heisman Trophy

Tebow's 2007 Heisman Trophy on display in Gainesville
.On December 8, 2007, Tim Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas's Darren McFadden, Hawaii's Colt Brennan, and Missouri's Chase Daniel.^ Congratulation to Tim Tebow, 2007 and 2009 Heisman Winner !
  • Tebow Heisman 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowheisman.com [Source type: General]

^ You might remember that Tim Tebow was the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.
  • Tim Tebow out of the hospital - Florida Gossip 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow a finalist for the Heisman Trophy; Will he win it?

.He was the first underclassman to have ever won the Heisman Trophy.^ Like Tebow, he won a Heisman Trophy.
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has won numerous awards as well as the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore (the first player to do so), and has helped the Gators win a national championship as a freshman, as well as leading the Gators to a third national championship in 2009.
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ Within twenty-four hours of our arrival, Tim Tebow won The Heisman Trophy!
  • HE15MAN!!! - Tim Tebow - Zimbio 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

[13] .He garnered 462 first place votes and 1957 points, 254 points ahead of runner-up Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.^ Ingram received 227 first-place votes and 1,304 points.

^ But his margin is just four ahead of Ingram, who had 35 points, including three first-place votes.
  • Tim Tebow still No. 1 on Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, but race tightens 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Either they love us or they hate us…that’s Florida.” That was Tim Tebow’s reasoning for finishing third in the Heisman voting despite garnering the most first place votes: Sam Bradford = 300 First Place Votes Colt McCoy = 266 First Place Votes Tim Tebow = 309 First Place Votes Tebow may have a point.

[49] .He finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in both categories in the same season.^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • Tim Tebow | ajc.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | ajc.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year, he became the first player in NCAA Division I history to pass and rush for 20 touchdowns in a season.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | Tim Tebow Girlfriend | Tim Tebow Facts | Tim Tebow Virgin | Tim Tebow Bench Press | Tim Tebow GQ | General News | World of Time Pass 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC worldoftimepass.com [Source type: General]

[50] .He had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns.^ He rushed for 23 touchdowns and threw 32 more on route to his Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow - candidate for the finest college QB of all time - Sportingo 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: News]

^ Was accountable for an SEC record 55 touchdowns as a sophomore (32 passing and 23 rushing) .
  • Gator Football Roster/Bios - GatorZone.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC gatorzone.com [Source type: General]

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow | Tim Tebow Girlfriend | Tim Tebow Facts | Tim Tebow Virgin | Tim Tebow Bench Press | Tim Tebow GQ | General News | World of Time Pass 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC worldoftimepass.com [Source type: General]

.Tebow's rushing TD total in the 2007 season is the most recorded for any position in SEC history.^ Tim Tebow has the SEC TD record & soon will own the rushing TD record in 2 1/2 yrs as a starting QB at UF. In the final analysis, what the Gators achieve will be largely due to Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow still No. 1 on Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, but race tightens 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tebow's 22 rushing touchdowns are more than any player(RB included) in the history of the SEC. That includes guys like: Herschel Walker, Emmitt Smith, Garrison Hearst and Bo Jackson.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ Just last week he broke Herschel Walker's SEC career rushing TD record.
  • Rooting for Tim Tebow. « Stuff Christians Like – Jon Acuff 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC stuffchristianslike.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51] .The total also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in FBS history.^ Ingram scored three touchdowns against Florida , rushing for 113 yards – a school-record 1,542 rushing yards for the season – and also caught two passes for 76 yards.
  • The Greenroom » Forum Archive » Health Care Update: University Research Proves Tim Tebow’s Tears Cure Cancer 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ That he set his own individual career single-game highs for passing yards and completions, along the way breaking the BCS bowl record for total yards by a single player.
  • TIMTEBLOGCovering The Tim Tebow Era 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.timteblog.com [Source type: General]

^ NCAA history 29 rushing TD (lead the nation) 188 YPG (lead the nation) Broke Marcus Allen's NCAA record for carries in a season .
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

.Tebow became the third UF player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.^ Tim Tebow wins Campbell Trophy .
  • Tim Tebow wins Campbell Trophy | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 Connects 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.wtsp.com [Source type: General]

^ Should Tim Tebow win the Heisman Trophy this year?
  • Tim Tebow wins Campbell Trophy | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 Connects 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.wtsp.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow a finalist for the Heisman Trophy; Will he win it?

[52]

2008

.Before the 2007 season had even come to a close, Florida coach Urban Meyer stated that he would likely use 2 quarterbacks during the 2008 season to take some of the workload off of Tebow's shoulders.^ Coach Urban Meyer spent the night in Hospital with Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow out of the hospital - Florida Gossip 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow time Take a look at Florida's star quarterback on and off the field.
  • Expert: Tebow has earned a second Heisman - College football- nbcsports.msnbc.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

^ Florida head coach Urban Meyer .

[53] .Tebow led the Gators in rushing in 2007[54] but also had to play through a bruised shoulder and broken non-throwing hand.^ He played with the shoulder and stayed in with what was found to be a broken hand in the FSU game.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow has the SEC TD record & soon will own the rushing TD record in 2 1/2 yrs as a starting QB at UF. In the final analysis, what the Gators achieve will be largely due to Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow still No. 1 on Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, but race tightens 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harrell has 4,747 passing yards, 41 touchdowns, seven interceptions — and he led a victory against Baylor despite two broken fingers on his non-throwing hand.
  • Expert: Tebow has earned a second Heisman - College football- nbcsports.msnbc.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

[53]
.On November 1, 2008 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 37th rushing touchdown, breaking the school record previously held by former Florida running back Emmitt Smith.^ September 29, 2008 in Florida Gators , Tim Tebow .

^ BAD. Tim Tebow is a god in Florida.
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]
  • Tim Tebow Scouting Report - 2010 NFL Draft Prospect 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fftoolbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
  • Tim Tebow - From Treehugger 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Tim Tebow news and photos from DallasNews.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC topics.dallasnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • wltx.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.wltx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • todaysthv.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.todaysthv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • floridatoday.com | SEC Football: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.floridatoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tebow led the Gators to a 12–1 record in 2008. After clinching the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title, the team played for and won the SEC title in the 2008 SEC Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.^ But I have a feeling the conference title game will be played at Pittsburgh on Dec.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ December 12th was the date of the Big 12 and SEC championship games.
  • Tim Tebow - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I became a massive Tebow believer during his bravura performance against Alabama in the SEC championship game .
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The win secured the #2 ranking in the final BCS standings, which earned the Gators the chance to play the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, which they won 24–14.
.Tebow appeared on the September 2008 cover of Men's Fitness magazine.^ He will appear on magazine covers and television shows.
  • Tim Tebow Memo to all Media Hacks | PSUinBlog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 12, 2008 in Emmanuel Moody , Florida Gators , Tim Tebow .

^ September 11, 2008 in Florida Gators , Percy Harvin , Tim Tebow , Urban Meyer .

.On December 13, 2008, Tebow finished third in the 2008 Heisman Trophy voting with Oklahoma's Sam Bradford taking the top spot followed by Texas' Colt McCoy, despite Tebow receiving the most first-place votes.^ Tebow placed third behind Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and winner Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
  • Tim Tebow: A man of his word | NewsOK.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Editor's note: Oklahoma's Sam Bradford won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.
  • Tim Tebow Is Still the Best - WSJ.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Colt McCoy, Texas, 23 .

[55] .Tebow also won the Maxwell Award in 2008, becoming only the second player to win the award twice.^ Tebow is trying to become only the second player to win it twice (Ohio State's Archie Griffin is the only two-time winner).
  • Tim Tebow still No. 1 on Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, but race tightens 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has won numerous awards as well as the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore (the first player to do so), and has helped the Gators win a national championship as a freshman, as well as leading the Gators to a third national championship in 2009.
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow's awards include the following: 2007 Heisman Trophy 2007 Davey O'Brien Award 2008 Manning Award 2007 & 2008 Maxwell Award 2007 Sullivan Award Associated Press Player of the Year 2008 & 2009 Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award 2008 Wuerffel Trophy Tim Tebow's role model is Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

[56]
Tebow announces his return
.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.^ January 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM .
  • Sporting Press: Tebow Skips Senior Season, Ascends Directly Into Heaven 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Tebow announces return to Gator Nation .
  • Tim Tebow – News Stories About Tim Tebow - Page 1 | Newser 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow did it and helped Florida to the 2006 national championship.
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57] .One day later, Tebow had surgery on his right shoulder to remove a bone spur in an effort to reduce chronic inflammation.^ Tebow is still recuperating from surgery on his right shoulder.

^ One of the best draft-day decision makers in NFL history isn't optimistic about Tebow's chances.

^ "One of them came in right when we opened and the other one came in about an hour later.

[58]
2008 Heisman Trophy Finalist Voting
Finalist First place votes
(3 pts. each)
Second place votes
(2 pts. each)
Third place votes
(1 pt. each)
Total points
Sam Bradford 300 315 196 1,726
Colt McCoy 266 288 230 1,604
Tim Tebow 309 207 234 1,575
Source:[59]

2009

.Tebow opened the 2009 season continuing a streak of throwing and running for a touchdown in blowout wins over Charleston Southern and Troy.^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ Kris G 2:57 am on December 7th, 2009 I wonder if when Mark Ingram thanked God for the win, Tebow felt betrayed.
  • SPORTSbyBROOKS » Saluting Tim Tebow In My Own Very Special Way 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportsbybrooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 2, 2009 by GatorNation Medivac helicopters preparing to airlift Charleston Southern Football players to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL .
  • Tebow Heisman 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowheisman.com [Source type: General]

.He ran for a touchdown in the third game, a win against Tennessee, but failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time since his freshman season.^ He has won numerous awards as well as the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore (the first player to do so), and has helped the Gators win a national championship as a freshman, as well as leading the Gators to a third national championship in 2009.
  • www.tebowisms.net 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC tebowisms.net [Source type: General]

^ He was the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman.
  • Tim Tebow at allvoices.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ I love "4th-and-1" against Tennessee his freshman year , a season-saving play and perhaps the first real "Tebow time" moment of his Florida career.
  • TIMTEBLOGCovering The Tim Tebow Era 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.timteblog.com [Source type: General]

.Tebow started against Kentucky despite suffering from a respiratory illness and taking two bags of intravenous fluids before the game.^ Tebow suffered a concussion against Kentucky two weeks ago.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow was having a solid game against Kentucky until he suffered a concussion.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ The Crimson Tide entered the game fifth in the nation against the pass, but this was not an impressive display by Tebow in a game that surely was watched by 90+ percent of NFL front offices.

[60] .He ran for two touchdowns to put him in 2nd place on the all-time SEC touchdown list and he also threw for a touchdown.^ He threw three touchdowns and ran for another.

^ Tim Tebow passed Kevin Faulk as the SEC’s all-time touchdown leader.

^ But I could not in good conscience put him atop that list.
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Late in the third quarter he was hit in the chest by Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham and then in the back of the head while falling by knee of Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert.^ The five finalists for the 2009 Heisman Trophy are Florida quarterback, Tim Tebow, Texas quarterback, Colt McCoy, Alabama's running back, Mark Ingram, Stanford's running back, Toby Gerhart and Nebraska's defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
  • Role Model: Tim Tebow, Florida Gators Quarterback Will Win the 2009 Heisman Trophy, IMHO by Nenita Wells 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow , center, is sacked by Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham as Tebow's teammate Florida offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (76) tries to block for him during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lexing...
  • wltx.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.wltx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida quarterback Tim Tebow , center, is sacked by Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham as Tebow's teammate Florida offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (76) tries to block for him during the second half of an NC...
  • wltx.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.wltx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Upon impact, he briefly displayed a prominent Fencing Response with his left arm, indicating that a concussion had taken place.[61] He lay motionless for several minutes before being helped to the sidelines. Once there, he vomited. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.[62][63] .A CT scan showed no bleeding in the brain, with the injury described as a mild concussion.^ The important distinction is that a concussion is an injury to the brain.
  • Tim Tebow Confirmed to Play vs. LSU - SB Nation 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: News]

^ "His CT scans came back and indicated that Tim suffered a concussion.
  • Tim Tebow enroute to hospital - Paulding.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.paulding.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Florida quarterback Tim Tebow released from hospital | The Fabulous Forum | Los Angeles Times 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The latest word is that Tim Tebow has a “bad concussion,” but that a CAT scan revealed no internal bleeding.
  • Tim Tebow Confirmed to Play vs. LSU - SB Nation 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: News]

[64][65] .Coach Urban Meyer stayed the night in the hospital with Tebow, who was discharged in the morning.^ Florida head coach Urban Meyer .

^ Tim is doing fine this morning,” said coach Urban Meyer, who stayed behind with Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow Confirmed to Play vs. LSU - SB Nation 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: News]

^ Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide , Florida Gators , Tim Tebow , Urban Meyer , 09 SEC title game coverage .
  • Tim Tebow - SEC Blog - ESPN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

[66]
.On October 31, 2009 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 50th and 51st rushing touchdowns, breaking the SEC career record previously held by former Georgia running back Herschel Walker.^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tim Tebow doesn't play golf.
  • Tim Tebow Memo to all Media Hacks | PSUinBlog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.fannation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AMP: Tim Tebow top plays .
  • Tim Tebow - Yahoo! Sports 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC rivals.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[67] .His penultimate collegiate game, the 2009 SEC Championship saw him once again facing the University of Alabama.^ (One week after the SEC championship game.

^ Alabama rolls to SEC championship .
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alabama for the SEC championship as a battle of unbeatens.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

.After a poor performance from the QB, the game ended in a Florida loss with Tebow on the sideline in tears.^ Tim Tebow Crying: Loss Brings TEARS To Florida Quarterback's Eyes (VIDEO) The 32-13 Alabama victory over Florida in the SEC Championship game was emotional for Gator Nation, but perhaps no one took it harder on the...
  • John 16 33: Tim Tebow's Eye Black Bible Passage (PHOTO) 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide , Florida Gators , Tim Tebow , Urban Meyer , 09 SEC title game coverage .
  • Tim Tebow - SEC Blog - ESPN 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Florida QB Tim Tebow is enroute to the hospital via ambulance after a hitting his head twice on the football field after being tackled.
  • Tim Tebow enroute to hospital - Paulding.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.paulding.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the 2010 Sugar Bowl, Tebow's last college game, he had 533 yards of total offense—a record for a Bowl Championship Series game—and accounted for four touchdowns in a 51–24 Florida win against Cincinnati.^ Florida has not committed a turnover in each of its last four games.

^ Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Cincinnati in New Orleans.
  • todaysthv.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.todaysthv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • floridatoday.com | SEC Football: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.floridatoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tim Tebow throws for 482 yards and totals four TDs in Florida's 51-24 win over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl...
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[68]

College awards and honors

2006 season

2007 season

.
Tim Tebow in 2007

2008 season

2009 season

College statistics

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Sack Att Yds TD
2006 Florida Gators 14 201.7 33 22 66.7 358 5 1 0 89 469 8
2007 Florida Gators 13 172.5 350 234 66.9 3286 32 6 13 210 895 23
2008 Florida Gators 14 172.4 298 192 64.4 2747 30 4 15 176 673 12
2009 Florida Gators 14 155.6 304 213 70.1 2895 21 5 25 217 910 14
Totals 55 176.0 985 661 67.1 9286 88 15 53 692 2947 57

Professional career

2010 NFL Draft

.After passing on the 2009 NFL Draft for his senior season at Florida, Tebow will automatically enter the 2010 NFL Draft.^ Tebow was the Florida team this season.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ Tim Tebow's senior season has been crusade .
  • tennessean.com | SEC: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Tim Tebow 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC sec.tennessean.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tim Tebow will play in the Senior Bowl 1-30-2010 AP Photo/Dave Martin Whoever is advising Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow, they sure are earning their money.
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite his college success, Tebow's NFL potential is much debated.^ Running college quarterbacks aren't successful in the NFL, you have to be a pocket passer first, runner second, not the other way round..

^ The same offensive and defensive parity that allows Tebow to dominate college is the same offensive and defense parity in the NFL that has completely diminished the effectiveness of pocket passers.

^ Obviously, what he does in college won't work in the NFL, but he has an amazing arm and should be successful.
  • Tim Tebow = GREAT - Cincinnati Bengals Message Boards - Forums 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC boards.bengals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, he could "revolutionize" the pro game.^ With the right Pro coach, he could play QB. But what better to have on your team than a player that can fill a multitude of needs if required.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC West .
  • Tim Tebow Confirmed to Play vs. LSU - SB Nation 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sbnation.com [Source type: News]

.Says Gruden: "Tim Tebow is 250 pounds, and he's the strongest human being that's ever played the position.^ Tim Tebow says: .

^ December 6th, 2009 Tim Tebow, a great human being.
  • SPORTSbyBROOKS » Saluting Tim Tebow In My Own Very Special Way 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportsbybrooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tim Tebow to play in Senior Bowl .
  • Tebow | Addictomatic 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He can throw well enough at any level."[97] .Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said he would pick Tebow with a top 10 pick, and would take him over any quarterback in the 2010 draft.^ Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback .
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

^ But Dungy said a good coach can take advantage of Tebow's strengths.
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Any team that takes him in the top 10 is crazy.
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

[98] On the other hand, NFL analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. believes Tebow does not have the intangibles to play quarterback in the NFL. "I don't think he can be a fulltime quarterback. .I don't think he can be the quarterback of the future for you, but I do think in the third round, maybe the second round, he'll be the same as Pat White," said Kiper.^ What do you think I need to do to be an NFL quarterback?
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think he'll need to throw the ball at the combine, and make all the throws, to be drafted high in the 1st round.
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Running college quarterbacks aren't successful in the NFL, you have to be a pocket passer first, runner second, not the other way round..

[99]
.Tebow is particularly mentioned as the potential third round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, his hometown team.^ Originally Posted by Broken1 No way is Tebow a 1st round pick.
  • Tim Tebow = GREAT - Cincinnati Bengals Message Boards - Forums 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC boards.bengals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's why Matt Ryan is such a great pick for a team that desperately needed a first round QB. Tebow is not a first round QB pick.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ """That's why Matt Ryan is such a great pick for a team that desperately needed a first round QB.""" You don't know that..
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some, including Florida governor Charlie Crist, believe that Tebow could be the remedy for dwindling Jaguars ticket sales at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.^ Well, Dan Shanoff of the timteblog , a blog that covers the Tim Tebow era, explains that Florida could win without Tebow.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ If the Gators offense can start from where they left in 2008, then Tebow could put up some freakishly strong numbers against the best defenses in America.
  • Tim Tebow - Free Sports Picks & Sports Handicapping Blog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.bankrollsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Considering how great Florida has looked early on, it appears Tebow could have one hand on his 2nd Heisman Trophy.
  • Tim Tebow - Free Sports Picks & Sports Handicapping Blog 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.bankrollsports.com [Source type: General]

[100] .Early in the 2009 season, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver stated: "He (Tebow) clearly is an outstanding football player and would be an asset to any football organization.^ Tebow's clearly been the best player this season, and it's not even close.
  • StiffArmTrophy.com: More anti-Tebow backlash & Tim Brown's vote 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.stiffarmtrophy.com [Source type: General]

^ Bradley says Herschel Walker is the best college football player of all time, and not Tim Tebow.
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 13th, 2009 football players praying for a win or a good play is no different than a farmer praying for rain.
  • SPORTSbyBROOKS » Saluting Tim Tebow In My Own Very Special Way 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportsbybrooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Clearly there's going to be a groundswell for Tebow, and we'll have to make that evaluation if we have a draft pick that's going to be anywhere near him."^ He's going to be a bust for whoever drafts him.

^ I think he'll need to throw the ball at the combine, and make all the throws, to be drafted high in the 1st round.
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

^ And I'll say this, I still tab Florida as a heavy favorite even if Tebow isn't ready to go.
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

[101] .Not everyone in the organization agrees, as Jaguar lineman Uche Nwaneri posted doubts about Tebow's potential NFL success on his team's website message board.^ November 10, 2009 7:49 AM all of you saying tebow will not be a good QB in the NFL DONT know what your talking about.
  • Tony Dungy: Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback | ProFootballTalk.com 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC profootballtalk.nbcsports.com [Source type: General]

^ NFL teams want a player with Tebow's stle over a player with McCoys, Bradfords, or (even more NFL worthy) Graham Harrells, then you are derranged.
  • Tim Tebow Question Mel Kiper About His Assessment Of Tebow's Ability To Play Quarterback In The NFL | NFL 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.faniq.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the best draft-day decision makers in NFL history isn't optimistic about Tebow's chances.

[102]

Super Bowl Ad

.A nationwide controversy surrounded Tebow's decision to appear in an ad funded by Focus on the Family that was broadcast during Super Bowl XLIV.[103][104] The advertisement includes two 30-second commercials during Super Bowl XLIV.^ Thom Brennaman touched off the discussion during the broadcast of the BCS title game, and essentially every broadcast of every Florida game in 2009 will include some variation thereof.
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Tebow is Super Bowl MVP, league MVP, etc you can gloat, until then, your opinion is no more accurate, or important than anyone elses .

^ If Tebow misses a game or two, does it significantly hurt his chances of winning a second Heisman?
  • Tim Tebow is OK and back practicing 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

.The ad includes Tebow's personal story as part of an overall pro-life stance.^ I haven’t personally seen anybody close to as dominant, and that includes Tebow and Bo Jackson.
  • Greatest college player ever? Not Tim Tebow, I'm afraid | Mark Bradley 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has nothing to do with college football, the Gators, the SEC, sports generally, or even the source of Tebow’s inspiration and personal philosophy on life.
  • Was Tim Tebow “virginity” question out of bounds? | Mr. College Football 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ (Ben Volin tweeted this morning that he saw Tebow in an ad for Tobacco Free Florida, suggesting that ad started Tebow's "pro" career as an endorser.
  • TIMTEBLOGCovering The Tim Tebow Era 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.timteblog.com [Source type: General]

The abortion issue was not specifically mentioned in the ad.[105] .A national columnist for CBSSports.com, Gregg Doyel objected to the CBS decision to show the ad during Super Sunday.^ Earlier a source told CBSSports.com that Tebow as "laughing and joking" and should be OK after showing concussion-like symptoms."
  • The Meaning of Tim Tebow\'s Mortality - Andy Hutchins - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Sunday, September 27, 2009, 9:59 am Back to reality here...this from CBS sports: "Tim Tebow is "Ok" according to a text sent to CBSSports.com by his father late Saturday.
  • The Meaning of Tim Tebow\'s Mortality - Andy Hutchins - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 11 January 2010 10:010 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

[106]

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2007
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2007
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2008
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Maxwell Award Winner
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2007
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Associated Press Player of the Year
2007
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Kevin Durant
Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award Winner
2008 & 2009
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William V. Campbell Trophy Winner
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Tim Tebow
File:Tim Tebow
Tebow at a Jacksonville Jaguars home game where he was honored at halftime in December 2007
No. 15     Denver Broncos
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: August 14, 1987 (1987-08-14) (age 23)
Place of birth: Makati City, Philippines
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Debuted in 2010 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
TD-INT     0-0
Passing yards     0
QB Rating     0.0
Rushing Attempts     2
Rushing Yards     2
Rushing Touchdowns     0
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Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow[1] (pronounced /ˈtiːboʊ/; born August 14, 1987) is an American professional football player who is a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Tebow played college football for the University of Florida, where he won the 2007 and 2009 BCS National Championships and the Heisman Trophy. He was chosen in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and is now a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the NFL.

Tebow played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and was ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a high school senior,[2] and ultimately chose to attend the University of Florida. Tebow was a dual threat quarterback adept at rushing and passing the football. As a college freshman, the Gators coaches largely used him as a change of pace to the Gators' more traditional passing quarterback, Chris Leak.[3] Tebow's contribution to the Gators' 2006 college football season was as a key back-up who helped the Gators win college football's national championship game for the first time since 1996.

During the 2007 season, he became the first college football player to both rush and pass for twenty or more touchdowns in a single season and the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.[4] In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, his 2007 performance also earned the Maxwell Award as the nation's top football player, the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback, and the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.

Contents

Early years

File:Tebow army all
Tebow at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a high school senior.

Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, the son of Pamela (née Pemberton) and Robert Ramsey Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time.[1][5][6][7] While pregnant, Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life.[1]

All of the Tebow children were homeschooled by their mother, who worked to instill the family’s Christian beliefs along the way.[8] 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.[9] The Tebows lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and Tim played linebacker and tight end at the local Trinity Christian Academy for one season. Tebow's preferred position was quarterback, but Trinity football team's offense did not rely on passing the football, so he began to explore his options to play for a new high school.[10] He decided to attend Nease High School, which under head coach Craig Howard was known for having a passing offense. With the rest of his family living on a farm in Duval County, Tim and his mother moved into an apartment in nearby St. Johns County, making him eligible to play for the football team at Nease. His performance soon turned heads and led to a minor controversy regarding the fact that he was a home-schooled student having his choice of school to play for.[11]

As a junior at Nease, Tebow gained prominence as he became a major college football quarterback prospect and was named the state of Florida's Player of the Year.[12] He would repeat as Player of the Year in his senior season.[12] One of his highlights as a high school athlete was finishing a game on a broken leg.[13] During his senior season he led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earned All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American.[14] Tebow finished his high school career with 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 and is shown nationally on NBC television.[15]

Tebow was considered one of the nation’s top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN “Faces in Sports” documentary. The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One", and focused on Tim’s homeschool controversy and missionary work in the Philippines, as well as his exploits on the field of play and the college recruiting process.[16] Tim Tebow was also featured in Sports Illustrated on the “Faces in the Crowd” page.[17] In 2007 he was named to FHSAA's All-Century Team that listed the Top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100 year history of high school football.[18]

Despite having family ties to the University of Florida, where his parents first met as students,[19] he remained open-minded during the recruiting process and became very close to Alabama coach Mike Shula.[20] After careful consideration he decided to play for Urban Meyer's Florida Gators. One of the reasons he chose Florida was because of Meyer's spread option offense, an offense for which Tebow was deemed an archetypal quarterback.[21]

Tebow spent the last three summers before enrolling at the University of Florida in the Philippines, assisting with his father's orphanage and missionary work.[22]

In answer to a 2009 interview question, Tebow stated that he was a virgin.[23] The statement was subject to much discussion about whether the question was necessary, including criticism of the reporter who originally asked.[24]

Effect on homeschooling movement

On January 7, 2007, Tebow was featured prominently in an ESPN “Outside The Lines” feature on homeschooled athletes seeking equal access to high school athletics in other states. Because a homeschooler's access to public and private school athletic functions vary by state, Tebow and New York Jets defensive end Jason Taylor (who was allowed to play at his local high school in Pennsylvania) argue in favor of extending the right to play for local teams to more states.[25]

Upon becoming the first home-schooled athlete to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy, Tebow remarked, "That’s really cool. A lot of times people have this stereotype of homeschoolers as not very athletic – it's like, go win a spelling bee or something like that – it’s an honor for me to be the first one to do that."[26]

Tebow's example inspired equal access supporters in Alabama to name their bill in the Alabama Legislature "The Tim Tebow Bill".[27] The bill, which is pending in the Alabama Legislature, will allow Alabama homeschool athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida.

In January 2009, the "Tebow bill" was introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly.[28] This bill, which is still pending, is also modeled after Florida state law, allowing homeschool athletes to play for their local sports teams.[29]

Tebow received the 2008 Quaqua Protégé Award as an outstanding home-education graduate.[30]

College career

As one of the most highly recruited quarterback prospects in the nation, Tebow received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2006 to 2009. From his freshman season in 2006, when he was a backup behind the Gators' career passing yardage leader, Chris Leak, to his Heisman Trophy-winning sophomore season in 2007, to his BCS Championship-winning junior season in 2008, to his 13–1 senior season, Tebow left an indelible legacy on the Florida Gators football program.

2006

Tebow started his career at Florida in the 2006 "Orange and Blue" Spring scrimmage, where he completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 197 yards and one touchdown.[31] Coach Urban Meyer declared that Leak would remain the starting quarterback despite the expectations and performance of Tebow in the game.[32] Prior to the 2006 season, Tebow was listed by Sports Illustrated as college football's future top mobile quarterback.[33] Although Tebow remained the freshman backup behind senior Chris Leak throughout the season, Tebow was a significant contributor to the Gators' 2006 success.

Tebow made his college debut coming off the bench behind Chris Leak in a goal line situation against Southern Miss. He rushed for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble on his first play.[34] In his next game, he led the team in rushing yards against UCF.[35]

He made his SEC debut against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 16. His performance included a ten-yard run on his first carry and converting a critical fourth down near the end of the game, which led to the Gators' go-ahead touchdown.[36]

Tebow's biggest game in the season came against the LSU Tigers on October 7, where he accounted for all three of the Gators' touchdowns, passing for two and rushing for another. Tebow had a one-yard run on the goal line for his first score, a one-yard "jump pass" to tight end Tate Casey, in which he jumped in the air and double-pumped his arm before releasing the ball, and a 35-yard play-action pass to wide receiver Louis Murphy.[37]

Tebow played a role in the Gators' victory in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State. He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, finishing with 39 rushing yards.[38] He finished 2006 with the second-most rushing yards on the Gator team.[39]

2007

[[File:|thumb|right|Tebow (on right) and other Gator QBs during pre-game warm-ups.]]

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.[40] The Gators' offense in 2007 was expected to be similar to what Urban Meyer used at Utah, since Meyer views Tebow as “very similar to Alex Smith.”[41] Smith was quarterback for Meyer's last team at Utah in 2004, which became the first team from outside the BCS conferences to play in and win a BCS bowl game, and went on to be the top overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

There were some questions about how he would perform as a full time passer,[42] but he opened the year 13-of-17 for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in his starting debut against Western Kentucky University.[43] Tebow finished the regular season with 217 completed passes in 317 attempts for 3132 yards gained and 29 touchdowns with six interceptions—giving him the second highest passing efficiency in the nation with 177.8. Additionally, he rushed 194 times for 838 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground through 11 games.[44] Tebow's 51 touchdowns were more than 87 Division 1-A Teams scored.[45]

In week 4 of the season, when the Gators faced Ole Miss in an SEC match-up, Tebow broke the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, with 166 yards.[46] On November 3, against Vanderbilt, Tebow rushed for two touchdowns to break the all-time SEC quarterback TD record in a single season.[47] Against LSU, leading by 10 in the 4th quarter, Tebow was largely ineffective and had a turnover as he was unable to lead his team to any score, and LSU came back to win the game. LSU went on to win the 2007 National Championship.

In a game versus the South Carolina Gamecocks on November 10, Tebow broke the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season and set a career high with 5 rushing touchdowns. This brought his season total to 19 rushing touchdowns, which tied him for the SEC record for any player in a season (shared with Shaun Alexander, Garrison Hearst, and LaBrandon Toefield). He also broke Danny Wuerffel's conference record for touchdowns accounted for in a single season with 42.[48]

On November 17, Tebow had a record day against Florida Atlantic, he scored his 20th rushing touchdown to set a new conference record for most rushing touchdowns in a season. He also became the only person ever in NCAA History to score 20 touchdowns rushing and 20 touchdowns passing in the same season.[4]

On November 24, against the Florida State Seminoles, Tebow threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two in a 45–12 rout of the Seminoles. It was later revealed that Tebow fractured his right hand during the third quarter but played the rest of the game. He had to wear a cast for the next three weeks.[49]

After the season was over, Tebow became a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player of the year, which he won on December 8 in New York City. He also received the Davey O'Brien Award, annually given to the best quarterback in the nation, on February 18 in Fort Worth, TX.

While the Gators finished the season in Orlando, Florida with a 41–35 loss to Michigan in the 2008 Capital One Bowl, Tebow maintained his record for both rushing and passing for at least one touchdown in every game played, and he raised the record for total touchdowns accounted for in a single season to 55.[50] He played with a soft cast on the hand he broke in his previous game.

Heisman Trophy

On December 8, 2007, Tim Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas's Darren McFadden, Hawaii's Colt Brennan, and Missouri's Chase Daniel. He was the first underclassman to have ever won the Heisman Trophy.[13] He garnered 462 first place votes and 1957 points, 254 points ahead of runner-up Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.[51] He finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in both categories in the same season.[52] He had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns. Tebow's rushing TD total in the 2007 season is the most recorded for any position in SEC history.[53] The total also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in FBS history. Tebow became the third UF player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.[54]

2008

Before the 2007 season had even come to a close, Florida coach Urban Meyer stated that he would likely use 2 quarterbacks during the 2008 season to take some of the workload off of Tebow's shoulders.[55] Tebow led the Gators in rushing in 2007[56] but also had to play through a bruised shoulder and broken non-throwing hand.[55]

Before the 2008 season even started, Tebow had his name pulled from consideration for the Playboy Preseason All-American team because it conflicted with his Christian beliefs.[57] In doing so Tebow joined a growing list of athletes, coaches, and universities to make the choice not to accept this dubious honor.

On November 1, 2008 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 37th rushing touchdown, breaking the school record previously held by former Florida running back Emmitt Smith.

Tebow led the Gators to a 12–1 record in 2008. After clinching the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title, the team played for and won the SEC title in the 2008 SEC Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The win secured the #2 ranking in the final BCS standings, which earned the Gators the chance to play the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, which they won 24–14.

Tebow appeared on the September 2008 cover of Men's Fitness magazine.

On December 13, 2008, Tebow finished third in the 2008 Heisman Trophy voting with Oklahoma's Sam Bradford taking the top spot followed by Texas' Colt McCoy, despite Tebow receiving the most first-place votes.[58] Tebow also won the Maxwell Award in 2008, becoming only the second player to win the award twice.[59]

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.[60] One day later, Tebow had surgery on his right shoulder to remove a bone spur in an effort to reduce chronic inflammation.[61]

2008 Heisman Trophy Finalist Voting
Finalist First place votes
(3 pts. each)
Second place votes
(2 pts. each)
Third place votes
(1 pt. each)
Total points
Sam Bradford 300 315 196 1,726
Colt McCoy 266 288 230 1,604
Tim Tebow 309 207 234 1,575
Source:[62]

2009

Tebow opened the 2009 season continuing a streak of throwing and running for a touchdown in blowout wins over Charleston Southern and Troy. He ran for a touchdown in the third game, a win against Tennessee, but failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time since his freshman season.

Tebow started against Kentucky despite suffering from a respiratory illness and taking two bags of intravenous fluids before the game.[63] He ran for two touchdowns to put him in 2nd place on the all-time SEC touchdown list and he also threw for a touchdown. Late in the third quarter he was hit in the chest by Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham and then in the back of the head while falling by knee of Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert. Upon impact, he briefly displayed a prominent Fencing Response with his left arm, indicating that a concussion had taken place.[64] He lay motionless for several minutes before being helped to the sidelines. Once there, he vomited. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.[65][66] A CT scan showed no bleeding in the brain, with the injury described as a mild concussion.[67][68] Coach Urban Meyer stayed the night in the hospital with Tebow, who was discharged in the morning.[69]

On October 31, 2009 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 50th and 51st rushing touchdowns, breaking the SEC career record previously held by former Georgia running back Herschel Walker.[70] His penultimate collegiate game, the 2009 SEC Championship saw him once again facing the University of Alabama. After a poor performance from the QB, the game ended in a Florida loss with Tebow on the sideline in tears. In the 2010 Sugar Bowl, Tebow's last college game, he had 533 yards of total offense—a record for a Bowl Championship Series game—and accounted for four touchdowns in a 51–24 Florida win against Cincinnati.[71]

Tebow graduated from the University of Florida in December 2009 with a bachelor's degree in family, youth and community services.

Super Bowl Ad

A nationwide controversy surrounded Tebow's decision to appear in an ad funded by Focus on the Family that was broadcast during Super Bowl XLIV.[72][73] The advertisement includes two 30-second commercials during Super Bowl XLIV. The ad includes Tebow's personal story as part of an overall pro-life stance. The abortion issue was not specifically mentioned in the ad.[74] A national columnist for CBSSports.com, Gregg Doyel, objected to the CBS decision to show the ad during Super Sunday.[75]

"The Tebow Rule"

In 2010, a new rule for the next NCAA football season, dubbed "The Tebow Rule"[76][77][78] by media because it would have affected him, banned messages on eye paint.[78] During his college football career, Tebow frequently wore biblical verses on his eye black. In the 2009 BCS Championship Game, he wore John 3:16 on his eye paint, and as a result, 92 million people Google searched "John 3:16" during or shortly after the game.[76][78] Additionally, later, when Tebow switched to another verse, there were 3.43 million searches of "Tim Tebow" and "Proverbs 3:5-6" together.[79] Tebow stated of the searches "It just goes to show you the influence and the platform that you have as a student-athlete and as a quarterback at Florida".[79]

The NFL already has a rule like this in prohibiting players from wearing messages on eye black, so Tebow would not be able to continue the practice in the NFL.[78] Despite the media labeling it as the Tebow rule, the NCAA denies the rule was influenced by Tebow particularly, since many other notable players (Reggie Bush and Terrelle Pryor for example) wear or have worn messages on eye black.[80][81] An NCAA spokesman said "When this rule was proposed the committee did not focus on any one team or student athlete. That measure reinforces what the intended use of eye black is, which is to shade the eyes from the sun."[81]

Professional career

Pre-draft

After passing on the 2009 NFL Draft for his senior season at Florida, Tebow went on to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. Despite his college success, Tebow's NFL potential was much debated. According to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, he could "revolutionize" the pro game. Says Gruden: "Tim Tebow is 250 pounds, and he's the strongest human being that's ever played the position. He can throw well enough at any level."[82] Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said he would pick Tebow with a top 10 pick, and would take him over any quarterback in the 2010 draft.[83] On the other hand, NFL analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. believes Tebow does not have the intangibles to play quarterback in the NFL. "I don't think he can be a fulltime quarterback. I don't think he can be the quarterback of the future for you, but I do think in the third round, maybe the second round, he'll be the same as Pat White," said Kiper.[84]

Tebow was particularly mentioned as a potential third round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, his hometown team. Some, including Florida governor Charlie Crist, believe that Tebow could be the remedy for dwindling Jaguars ticket sales at EverBank Field.[85] Early in the 2009 season, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver stated: "He (Tebow) clearly is an outstanding football player and would be an asset to any football organization. Clearly there's going to be a groundswell for Tebow, and we'll have to make that evaluation if we have a draft pick that's going to be anywhere near him."[86] Not everyone in the organization agreed, as Jaguar lineman Uche Nwaneri posted doubts about Tebow's potential NFL success on his team's website message board.[87]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2¾ in 236 lb 4.71 s 1.55 s 2.66 s 4.17 s 6.66 s 38½ in 9 ft 7 in 22
All results from NFL Combine[88][89]

Denver Broncos

Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos 25th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Broncos received the pick from the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said about his two first-round selections, which included Tebow, "We want players who are tough, smart, have great character, love football and are passionate about coming here and helping the Broncos win a championship. I think both players fit that role and I think that’s something that we’re looking for in all of our players. What we’re trying to build here is team chemistry and a team that cares about winning and winning a championship, and that’s it.” He also added specifically about Tebow, "He has all the traits you look for. It’s a good pick.”[90] Tebow responded in an interview by saying "My greatest joy in Denver, is going to be to repay Coach McDaniels for believing in me." Tebow also mentioned his critics, "I just have a passion to play football. When you do things different than other people sometimes do them, and you don't settle for just being average, you open yourself up for criticism. But I'm ready for it. I've learned to live with it. I never just wanted to do things the same way everybody else does."[91]

ESPN's Bill Williamson has said that Josh McDaniels will be remembered as an NFL coach who relied heavily on Tebow, saying "Josh McDaniels' legacy is Tim Tebow".[90]

When asked how Tebow will be used, McDaniels commented that Tebow probably won't start at QB as a rookie although he said he'll "play when he’s ready". He also said that there could be some packages custom made for Tebow right away and indicated he could play initially in a Wildcat formation.[90]

Denver Post columnist Woody Paige praised the pick, saying "Tim Tremendous may be high risk, but he will be a Mile High Reward... Tebow has become the most celebrated fourth-string rookie quarterback in NFL history, the most controversial quarterback pick by the Broncos since Tommy Maddox was chosen in exactly the same spot in the first round in 1992, the most decorated player and the most determined quarterback, and the most puzzling dichotomy, in the entire draft."[92]

Tebow will wear number 15 on his jersey for the Broncos, the same number he wore in college.[93] He set an NFL Draft record for jersey sales.[94] He has also had the best-selling jersey in the entire NFL each month since being drafted. The Broncos, as a whole, have led the NFL among all teams in jersey sales as well.[95][96]

On July 29, 2010, Tebow signed a five-year contract with the Broncos that has a base salary of $11.25 million (he can make as much as $33 million through certain performance-based incentives). The contract also includes $8.7 million guaranteed.[97]

In the media

On April 8, 2010, Tebow was announced as the cover athlete for all three game platforms of the upcoming video game NCAA Football 11.[98]

Awards and statistics

College awards and honors

2006 season

2007 season

[[File:|right|thumb|275px|Tim Tebow in 2007]]

2008 season

2009 season

College statistics

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    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Sack Att Yds TD
2006 Florida Gators 14 201.7 33 22 66.7 358 5 1 0 89 469 8
2007 Florida Gators 13 172.5 350 234 66.9 3286 32 6 13 210 895 23
2008 Florida Gators 14 172.4 298 192 64.4 2747 30 4 15 176 673 12
2009 Florida Gators 14 155.6 304 213 70.1 2895 21 5 25 217 910 14
Totals 55 176.0 985 661 67.1 9286 88 15 53 692 2947 57

See also

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Awards
Preceded by
Troy Smith
Heisman Trophy Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Sam Bradford
Preceded by
Troy Smith
Davey O'Brien Award Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Sam Bradford
Preceded by
Matt Ryan
Manning Award Winner
2008
Incumbent
Preceded by
Brady Quinn
Maxwell Award Winner
2007 & 2008
Succeeded by
Colt McCoy
Preceded by
Jessica Long
Sullivan Award Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Shawn Johnson
Preceded by
Troy Smith
Associated Press Player of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Sam Bradford
Preceded by
Kevin Durant
Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award Winner
2008 & 2009
Succeeded by
John Wall
Preceded by
Alex Mack
William V. Campbell Trophy Winner
2009
Incumbent
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chris Leak
Florida Gators Starting Quarterbacks
2007–2009
Succeeded by
John Brantley


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