FISM News’ Curt Flewelling
Tim Tebow of the University of Florida was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday, according to the National Football Foundation. During a live broadcast, ESPN colleagues informed the popular Heisman Trophy winner of the good news. Tebow, who was visibly moved by the news, expressed shock and humility. The selfless star lavished praise on the many coaches and teammates who assisted him in achieving the honor.
Tebow has a long list of accomplishments. In 2007, he became the youngest Heisman Trophy winner in college football history. He was a finalist for the award again in 2008 and 2009, and he received the prestigious Maxwell Award in 2007 and 2008.
Tim Tebow led the Gators to a National Championship in 2007 and set 28 school and 5 NCAA records during his time at the University of Florida. He played two seasons in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and one for the New York Jets, as well as minor league baseball for the New York Mets from 2016 to 2021.
Tebow has never shied away from praising God throughout his career. He wore “John 3:16” on his eye black as a college phenom during the national championship game. Over the next 24 hours, that verse became the top-ranked Google search term, generating 90 million searches.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life, according to the verse. Tebow began his post-game press conferences by thanking his “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” After scoring a touchdown, the famous athlete’s practice of “Tebowing” (kneeling on one knee with head bowed) became so popular that it was imitated by thousands of young athletes worldwide.
Over the years, the man of faith has worn many hats. Before the age of 35, he was a successful athlete, author, speaker, film producer, and broadcaster. The Tim Tebow Foundation has assisted countless people worldwide.
According to the foundation’s website, its mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those who need a brighter day in their darkest hour. “The Christian faith is about loving Jesus and loving people,” Tebow says, “and that is what we are attempting to do with this foundation and all of our outreaches.”
Despite all of his ups and downs, Tebow has consistently acknowledged God’s goodness. “Why do we need to keep going back to the word of God, to the cross?” Tebow said earlier this month at the Passion 23 Christian Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Because we must remember how wonderful He is. When we face adversity, when we are frustrated, when we are disappointed, we must remember the cross; we must remember how good He is.”