108 Facts About Tim Tebow


Timothy Richard Tebow is an American football player who is a free agent.


Tim Tebow previously played three seasons in the National Football League as a quarterback, most notably with the Denver Broncos.


Tim Tebow's tenure revitalized a struggling team, leading them to their first division title and playoff victory since 2005.


When Tim Tebow was three years old, his family moved from the Philippines to Jacksonville, Florida.


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


Tim Tebow began his high school football career as a tight end for Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville.


Tim Tebow came to national prominence as a junior at Nease, known for his running and throwing abilities, as well as an intense competitiveness.


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.


Tim Tebow was the subject of an ESPN Faces in Sports documentary.


The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One", and focused on Tebow's home school controversy and missionary work in the Philippines, his athletic exploits, and the college recruiting process.


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


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.


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.


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


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


Tim Tebow played a role in the Gators' victory in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State.


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


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


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


Tim Tebow finished the regular season with the second highest passing efficiency in the nation with 177.8.


Tim Tebow set numerous personal, school, and national records in the 2007 season, including:.


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


Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player of the year.


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.


Tim Tebow was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.


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


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.


Tim Tebow had 32 passing touchdowns, 23 rushing touchdowns, and became the third Florida player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.


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


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


Tim Tebow finished third in the 2008 Heisman Trophy voting, with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford taking the top spot followed by Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, despite Tim Tebow receiving the most first-place votes.


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


On January 11,2009, at a national championship celebration held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Tim Tebow announced that he would not make himself eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft, but would instead return for his senior season at Florida.


Tim Tebow opened the 2009 season continuing a streak of throwing and running for a touchdown in blowout wins over Charleston Southern and Troy.


Tim Tebow 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.


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


Tim Tebow ran for two touchdowns to put him in 2nd place on the all-time SEC touchdown list and he threw for a touchdown.


Tim Tebow lay motionless for several minutes before being helped to the sidelines, where he appeared to vomit.


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


Coach Urban Meyer stayed the night in the hospital with Tim Tebow, who was discharged in the morning.


On October 31,2009, while playing against Georgia, 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 graduated from the University of Florida in December 2009.


Tim Tebow was the SEC's all-time leader in career passing efficiency, completion percentage, passing touchdown to interception ratio, rushing yards by a quarterback, rushing touchdowns, and total touchdowns responsible for.


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".


At the time, Jon Gruden said Tebow was "the strongest human being that's ever played the position" and "is the kind of guy who could revolutionize the game".


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


Some, including Florida governor Charlie Crist, suggested that Tim Tebow could be the remedy for dwindling Jaguars ticket sales at EverBank Field.


Tim Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.


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


Tim Tebow added a one-yard rushing touchdown in the game.


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


Tim Tebow rushed for 78 yards, 40 of which came on a touchdown run in the first quarter of the game.


Tim Tebow added a fourth-quarter rushing touchdown, which capped the comeback.


Tim Tebow finished his rookie season playing sparingly in six games as a back-up before starting the last three games of the Broncos' season.


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


Tim Tebow became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for a touchdown in each of his first three career starts.


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


Shortly afterward, Broncos' head coach John Fox announced Tim Tebow would start in the following game on the road against the Miami Dolphins.


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


Four days later, Tim Tebow was 9-for-20 with 104 yards in a Thursday Night Football home game against the New York Jets.


Tim Tebow led a 95-yard, game-winning touchdown drive with less than six minutes to play, capped by a 20-yard touchdown run on third-and-four with less than one minute remaining.


Tim Tebow was sacked four times in the game and had one fumble.


Media sources noted Tim Tebow's passing yards and yards per completion evoked the Bible's John 3:16.


Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff stated that Tim Tebow would be used on special teams, while head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano stated that he would be used in the wildcat formation on offense.


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


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


Tim Tebow was inactive during the Jets' subsequent game against the Arizona Cardinals in which Sanchez was benched in favor of Greg McElroy.


Tim Tebow had thrown only eight passes and rushed 32 times in his one season with the team.


Tim Tebow went 6-for-11 for 91 yards, throwing a pair of touchdown passes and one interception, and gained 30 yards on six carries against the New York Giants, but he was sacked four times.


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


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.


Tim Tebow played all four games in the preseason with no starts, going 21-of-36 for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, while rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown.


On May 20,2021, after spending six years out of football, Tim Tebow contacted his former college coach, Urban Meyer, then coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, about returning to the sport.


Tim Tebow had not caught any passes or played on special teams during limited playing time in the preseason.


In 2011, Tim Tebow was the first quarterback to be featured in ESPN's "Year of the Quarterback" series.


On May 31,2011, HarperCollins released Through My Eyes, an autobiography that Tim Tebow co-wrote with author Nathan Whitaker.


Tim Tebow followed his memoir with a young readers' edition titled Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey, co-written with Whitaker.


Tim Tebow was the subject of a 2012 documentary on NFL Network's A Football Life entitled The Faces of Tim Tebow.


Tim Tebow is a spokesperson for Nike, Jockey International, FRS Health Energy, and TiVo.


In 2013, Tim Tebow collaborated with headphone maker Soul Electronics to create his own signature line of headphones.


Tim Tebow launched a line which he called the 'Jet'.


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


Tim Tebow appears mainly on the SEC Network as co-host of SEC Nation, a travelling pre-game show, and contributed to ESPN's other platforms as well; Tebow made his debut on ESPN during the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.


Tim Tebow did not give up on playing in the NFL as his contract allowed him to continue to pursue opportunities as a player.


Tim Tebow signed a multi-year extension of his contract with ESPN in 2017.


Tim Tebow was asked to co-host ABC News' Good Morning America on January 31,2014, two days before Super Bowl XLVIII, and was joined on the morning show by Eli Manning.


Tim Tebow hosted two television shows, the second season of Home Free, a reality show about home renovation on Fox in 2016, and Million Dollar Mile, an obstacle course competition show in 2019 on CBS.


On September 2,2021, shortly after his release from the Jaguars, Tebow joined First Take, a talk show run by Stephen A Smith.


Tim Tebow was executive producer along with his older brother Robby Tebow, and actor in his first movie Run the Race which was released on February 22,2019, in the US This film is an inspirational sports drama with a football theme.


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.


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


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


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


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


Tim Tebow spent spring training in 2019 with the New York Mets, and returned to Syracuse to start the 2019 season.


On July 21,2019, Tim Tebow injured his left pinky fielding a ball in the outfield, requiring eight stitches.


Tim Tebow accepted an invitation by the Philippines national team to play on their 2021 World Baseball Classic team.


Tim Tebow was eligible to play for the Philippines as he was born there.


Tim Tebow was scheduled to play in the qualifying round in March 2020 in Arizona, but the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimicked a pose of Tebow following the Broncos' comeback overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23,2011.


On January 10,2019, Tim Tebow announced his engagement to Miss Universe 2017 and South African model Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.


Tim Tebow has appeared repeatedly at events in opposition to abortion, including the 2021 March for Life, where he was a featured speaker.


Tim Tebow was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on January 9,2023, and will be inducted on December 5,2023.


Tim Tebow is a strong advocate for faith-based abstinence, and has publicly stated that he had maintained his virginity before marriage.


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 Tim Tebow Evangelistic Association.


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


CURE and the Tim Tebow Foundation announced plans to build a children's hospital in the fall of 2011 in the Philippines, the country where Tim Tebow was born.


The Tim Tebow Foundation includes Night to Shine, an event geared to providing those with special needs a safe space to have a prom.