48 Facts About Tim Tebow

1. In 2013, Tim Tebow was designated a Great Floridian by Florida Governor Rick Scott in recognition of his "major contributions to the progress and welfare" of Florida.

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2. Tim Tebow raised money for Shands Hospital pediatric cancer center in Gainesville and a Disney trip for disadvantaged children.

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3. Tim Tebow envisioned a foundation to give back to others during his college career, and he, along with other University of Florida students, created "First and 15", raising funds for Uncle Dick's Orphanage in the Philippines, founded by his father's nonprofit association, the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association.

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4. Tim Tebow supports more than 40 national evangelists working in that nation.

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5. On October 9, 2012, Tim Tebow was awarded the trademark to Tebowing after winning a legal battle with two fans who had expressed interest in trademarking the name.

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6. Tim Tebow expressed interest in returning for another season in 2018.

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7. Tim Tebow began the 2017 regular season with the Columbia Fireflies of the Class A South Atlantic League.

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8. Tim Tebow spent most of 2017 spring training in the Mets' minor league camp, with a few appearances in major league camp.

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9. On September 8, 2016, Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and participated in the Mets' instructional league.

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10. In early August 2016, Tim Tebow made announcements that he was interested in pursuing a career in professional baseball and invited all 30 Major League Baseball teams to his open tryout at the end of August.

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11. On December 30, 2013, Tim Tebow was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst.

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12. Tim Tebow details his early life growing up in Jacksonville and the Philippines, as well as his college football experiences.

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13. Tim Tebow signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on April 20, 2015, and he was in competition with Matt Barkley for the Eagles third-string quarterback job.

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14. Tim Tebow was released from the Patriots on August 31, 2013, the day NFL teams were required to cut their rosters to 53.

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15. Tim Tebow was active despite the injury, which was publicly revealed after the game.

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16. Tim Tebow suffered two broken ribs during a road game against the Seahawks, but his injury was not confirmed until two days before the Jets' Thanksgiving game against the New England Patriots.

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17. Tim Tebow completed 10-of-21 passes in the game, setting an NFL record for yards per completion in a playoff game at 31.6.

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18. Tim Tebow completed two passes on eight attempts for 69 yards and a touchdown.

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19. Tim Tebow began the 2011 season as the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback, behind Kyle Orton.

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20. Tim Tebow passed for a total of 654 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.

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21. Tim Tebow completed 8-of-16 passes for 138 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass.

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22. Tim Tebow set an NFL Draft record for jersey sales and continued to have the top selling jersey through the 2010 season.

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23. Tim Tebow was particularly mentioned as a potential third round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, his hometown team.

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24. Tim 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".

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25. Tim Tebow graduated from the University of Florida in December 2009.

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26. Tim Tebow was taken by ambulance to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

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27. Tim Tebow started against Kentucky despite suffering from a respiratory illness and taking two bags of intravenous fluids before the game.

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28. Tim Tebow won the Maxwell Award in 2008, only the second player to ever win the award twice.

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29. Tim Tebow led the Gators in rushing in 2007 but had to play through a bruised shoulder and broken non-throwing hand.

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30. Tim Tebow became the third Florida player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.

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31. Tim Tebow had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns.

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32. Tim Tebow 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.

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33. Tim Tebow garnered 462 first-place votes and 1,957 points, 254 points ahead of the runner-up, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.

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34. Tim Tebow had to wear a cast for the next three weeks.

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35. Tim Tebow opened the year 13-of-17 for 300 yards and three touchdowns in his starting debut against Western Kentucky University.

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36. Tim Tebow finished 2006 with the second-most rushing yards on the Gator team.

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37. Tim Tebow threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, finishing with 39 rushing yards.

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38. Tim Tebow rushed for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble on his first play.

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39. Tim Tebow made his college debut coming off the bench in a goal line situation against Southern Miss.

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40. Tim Tebow accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida and play for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2006 to 2009.

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41. On January 7, 2007, Tim Tebow was featured prominently in an ESPN Outside The Lines feature on home-schooled athletes seeking equal access to high school athletics in other states.

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42. Tim Tebow was featured in Sports Illustrated on the "Faces in the Crowd" page.

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43. Tim Tebow played in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas which featured the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation and was shown nationally on NBC television.

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44. Tim Tebow is dyslexic and believes in his uniqueness as a gift from God.

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45. Tim Tebow has played in Minor League Baseball for the Mets organization in 2017 and 2018.

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46. In 2016, Tim Tebow announced he would pursue a career in professional baseball, and signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on September 8.

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47. Tim Tebow signed a two-year, non-guaranteed contract with the New England Patriots on June 11, 2013, but was cut from the team on August 31, 2013.

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48. Tim Tebow became the Florida Gators' starting quarterback during the 2007 season when he became the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.

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