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Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow
Tebow playing for the Broncos
No, 15, 5, 11
Position Quarterback
Personal information
Born: August 14 1987 (1987-08-14) (age 30)
Makati, Philippines
Listed height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight: 233 lbs (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Nease
(Ponte Vedra, Florida)
College: Florida (2006-2009)
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th
Selected by the Denver Broncos
Playing career: 2010-2015 (5 years)
Career history
* = offseason / practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× BCS national champion (2006, 2008)
  • 2× SEC champion (2006, 2008)
  • William V. Campbell Trophy (2009)
  • 2× SEC Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
  • Manning Award (2008)
  • Wuerffel Trophy (2008)
  • 2× Maxwell Award (2007, 2008)
  • Heisman Trophy (2007)
  • Davey O'Brien Award (2007)[1]
  • Chic Harley Award (2007)
  • AP Player of the Year (2007)[2]
  • Sporting News Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2007, 2008)
  • Second-team All-American (2009)
  • 3× First-team All-SEC (2007–2009)
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy Richard Tebow (/ˈtiːboʊ/; born August 14, 1987) is a former American football quarterback and current professional baseball player. He was picked 25th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. After that he was the No. 1 seller of NFL jerseys, not just for rookies but also for the entire league. He played college football at the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams in 2007 and 2009. After graduating, he was drafted by the Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow is known as a dual threat quarterback, adept at both rushing and passing the football. With his unorthodox NFL quarterback skills, frequent demonstrations of his religious devotion, and his team's success, Tebow has attracted unprecedented praise, criticism, and attention from the sporting media and beyond. Commenting on Tebow's play and the attention he has garnered, many football players and observers have said that they "have never seen anything like it."[1][2][3][4]

Early Life and College CareerEdit

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.[5] He ultimately chose to attend the University of Florida. As a backup and situational quarterback,[6] Tebow helped the Gators win the national championship during the 2006 college football season. Tebow was the Gators' starting quarterback during the 2007 season when he became the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.[7] In 2008, Tebow led Florida to a 13-1 record and its second national championship in three years, and was named the offensive MVP of the national championship game. The Gators again went 13–1 in 2009, Tebow's senior year. At the conclusion of his college career, he held the Southeastern Conference's all-time records in both career passing efficiency and total rushing touchdowns, appearing second and tenth (respectively) in the NCAA record book in these categories.[8]

Professional CareerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he started two games towards the end of the season against the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders. In his second season, Tebow was put into the team's week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers at halftime and from then on was the team's starter. Tebow led the team to the playoffs where they played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wildcard round. The game went to overtime and on the first play in overtime, Tebow threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, securing the team a spot in the divisional round against the New England Patriots. Tebow and the Broncos were no match for Tom Brady and the Patriots losing the game by a score of 45-10.

At the end of the season, Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning, coming off of four neck surgeries became a free agent and signed with the Broncos. After his signing, Tebow became expendable and the Broncos looked to trade him.

New York JetsEdit

The Broncos traded Tebow along with a 7th-round pick to the New York Jets for the Jets' 4th and 6th-round picks. Tebow was placed on the depth chart behind incumbent starter Mark Sanchez and was expected to be used primarily in the wildcat formation.

After one season in New York, Tebow was cut.

New England PatriotsEdit

On June 10, 2013, Tebow was signed by the New England Patriots as a quarterback and was put on the depth chart behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On April 19, 2015, Tebow agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles.[9]

BroadcastingEdit

After he received no other interest in the NFL, Tebow became an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network however he has stated he still has not given up his dream of becoming an NFL starting quarterback.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Klis, Mike. "Tim Tebow's late TD lifts Broncos over Jets", Denver Post, 2011-11-17. 
  2. NFL - Tim Tebow was the Denver Broncos' best and only choice at quarterback - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
  3. "Tim Tebow making Broncos center of NFL universe – First-and-Orange — Denver Broncos news, stats, analysis — The Denver Post", Denver Post. 
  4. Jenkins, Bruce. "Jets hire Rex Ryan as coach", The San Francisco Chronicle, 2011-11-19. 
  5. Tim Tebow recruiting profile. Rivals.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
  6. Person, Joseph. "Dual threat", The State (newspaper), 2007-11-10. Retrieved on 2007-11-16. Archived from the original on 2007-11-11. 
  7. "Tebow Becomes NCAA's First 20-20 Player", San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. 
  8. NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Record Book p. 29, p. 26
  9. Schefter, Adam (April 19, 2015). Sources: QB Tim Tebow to join Eagles. ESPN.com.

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