Tim Tebow is a football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. After graduating, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is a dual threat quarterback, adept at both rushing and passing.
Tim Tebow played quarterback for Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and was ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a high school senior. He chose to attend the University of Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators football team. As a backup and situational quarterback, 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.
In 2008, Tim 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, his 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. He was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He started the last three games of his rookie season and became the Broncos’ full-time starting quarterback beginning in the 6th game of 2011. The team was 1–4 before he became the starter but began winning with him on the field, often coming from behind late in the 4th quarter until they won their first AFC West title and first playoff game since 2005, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. Denver was subsequently eliminated from playoff contention a week later by the New England Patriots. Despite his successes, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets during the offseason after the Broncos aggressively pursued and acquired free agent quarterback Peyton Manning.
Tim Tebow is known for sharing his Christian faith with fans and in clinics, hospitals, market places, schools, and orphanages.
On May 31, 2011, HarperCollins released Through My Eyes, an autobiography that Tim Tebow co-wrote with author Nathan Whitaker. Tebow details his early life growing up in Jacksonville and the Philippines, as well as his college football experiences. By March 4, 2012 it had spent 24 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. It was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011. Tim followed his memoir with a young readers’ edition entitled Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey, also co-written with Nathan Whitaker.
Tim Tebow is a spokesperson for Nike, Jockey International, FRS Health Energy and TiVo. In September 2008, Tebow appeared on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. On April 8, 2010, Tebow was announced as the cover athlete for all three game platforms of the video game NCAA Football 11. In 2011, Tebow was rendered as a superhero by Marvel Comics. His character was known as “Super Tim”.
In March 2012, the Carnegie Deli introduced a sandwich dedicated to Tebow, who had recently been traded to the Jets. The offering, named the “Jetbow,” is priced at $22.22, weighs in at 3.5 lbs, and consists of corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato on white bread. Tim Tebow appeared on the September 2012 cover of GQ magazine on its “NFL 2012 kickoff issue”. The featured article inside was titled “Have You Accepted Tim Tebow as Your QB and Sunday Savior?”.
In 2011, Tim Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” series. The documentary, entitled Tim Tebow: Everything in Between, followed him from the 2010 Sugar Bowl to the 2010 NFL Draft. It premiered on January 6, 2011. On November 8, 2011 the documentary was released on DVD. Tebow was documented in 2012 on NFL Network’s A Football Life in a documentary titled, The Faces of Tebow.
YouTube, Google Videos, Godtube, and other video-sharing websites have numerous variations of Tim Tebow college and professional football highlights in video clips of varying lengths (such as ‘Tebow Magic’ and ‘All He Does is Win’), with various video and musical backdrops, and user views reaching into the multi-millions.
A nationwide controversy surrounded Tim Tebow’s decision to appear in an ad funded by the socially conservative organization Focus on the Family that was broadcast February 7, 2010, during Super Bowl XLIV on CBS. There were two 30-second commercials, which included Tebow’s personal story as part of an overall pro-life stance. The abortion issue was not specifically mentioned in the ad. Pro-choice groups condemned the ad, while pro-life groups rallied around Tebow.
Tim Tebow Career History:
- Denver Broncos (2010–2011)
- New York Jets (2012)
- New England Patriots (2013)
Tim Tebow Endorsements:
- Jockey International
- FRS Health Energy
How Tim Tebow Made His Money – Football
Estimated Net Worth: $6 Million
Birthday: August 14, 1987
See the popular Tim Tebow video below – where Tim Tebow pumps up his fellow teammates during halftime: