This Is The New Prestigious Honor The Florida Gators Have Bestowed On Tim Tebow


Tim Tebow already has two national championship rings and a Heisman Trophy from his time with the Florida Gators football team. A burgeoning minor-league baseball career has since followed.

He has another accolade to add to his career.


UF announced Wednesday that Tebow will be inducted into the football team's Ring of Honor. Tebow will be honored during Florida's game against LSU on Oct. 6, the same day that the Gators will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their 2008 national championship-winning season.

Tebow, 30, is the sixth member of UF's Ring of Honor, joining former Gators greats Wilber Marshall, Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Jack Youngblood.

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"I am so humbled and thankful to be able to receive this blessing, being inducted into the Ring of Honor," Tebow said in a release. "I know in my heart that I truly couldn't have done it without amazing coaches and teammates who loved and sacrificed for each other so that we could accomplish our goals.

"Loving Florida wasn't just something I did for four years, but it has been a lifelong passion. I want to thank the University of Florida and all the fans for making Gator Nation so special."

Tebow played in 55 games during his four-year UF career, completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 9,286 yards, 88 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while also rushing for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns. He was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore and was a three-time Heisman Trophy finalist. He helped the Gators win national championships in both the 2006 and 2008 seasons.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft and played three years in the league — two with Denver and one with the New York Jets. Tebow began a broadcasting career with ESPN and the SEC Network in 2014.

Now, he's giving baseball a try.

Tebow has been in the New York Mets minor-league system since late in the 2016 season. He was promoted to the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies ahead of the 2018 season. He was named to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star team after hitting .270 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBI over 76 games. Since the start of June, Tebow is hitting .323 with 14 RBI.

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