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Tim Tebow

College Florida
Conference SEC
Sport Football
Position QB
Jersey # 15
Class Sophomore
Career 2006present
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Born August 14, 1987 (1987-08-14) (age 20)
Flag of the Philippines Philippines
High school Homeschooled,
played for Nease High School, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Bowl games
2007 BCS Championship - Florida 41, OSU 14

Timothy Tebow (born August 14, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Florida Gators. He has been referred to as "A Walking Freight Truck". A highly-touted quarterback known for his ability to run and pass, Tebow chose Florida over Alabama, Miami of Florida, Michigan, NC State, Oklahoma and UCLA. He played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he became a Division I-A recruit and ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation. In his first season with the Gators, Tebow became an integral part of Urban Meyer's offense as backup to starter Chris Leak as well as a key player in certain situations, providing a hard-to-defend "dual threat" as both a runner and a passer. Coach Meyer has described Tebow as the "sparkplug" of the Gator offense, providing a much needed jolt at just the right time during the games. 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Contents

Early Life

The fifth child of Bob and Pam Tebow, both of whom are University of Florida graduates, Tim was born on August 14, 1987 in the Philippines, where his parents were serving as Christian missionaries.[1] is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Two Mormon missionaries A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ...


All of the Tebow children were homeschooled by their mother who also worked to instill the family’s deep religious beliefs along the way. In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events. The law specifies that homeschool students may participate on the team of the local school in the county and school district in which they live. The Tebows lived in Duval County and Tim played linebacker and tight end for Trinity Christian in Jacksonville for one season, but his dream was to play quarterback. Trinity did not pass the ball much and Tim didn’t want to hand it off every play, so he began to explore his options. Nease liked to throw the ball and Coach Craig Howard was known for his passing offense so Tim and his mother moved in to an apartment down the street from the Nease High School in St. Johns County. With the rest of his family living on a farm in Jacksonville, Tim began playing quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach and his performance soon began to turn some heads which even led to a minor controversy over him being a homeschooled student.[2] Homeschooling – also called home education or home school – is the education of children at home, typically by parents or guardians, rather than in a public or private school. ... Duval County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... St. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Ponte Vedra Beach is a seaside village 20 miles south east of Jacksonville, Florida. ...


As a junior, Tebow’s stock rose as he became a high profile, highly recruited major college quarterback prospect. The 6’3”, 225 lb (1.91 m, 102 kg) quarterback continued to impress during his senior season, leading the Nease Panthers to a state title, earning All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American. Tebow finished his high school career with 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation and is shown nationally on NBC television. In college athletics, recruiting is the term used for the process whereby college coaches add new players to their roster of student-athletes each off-season. ... In addition to its most general meaning, a parade is: a general term for a collected formation of troops, typically with restricted movement; or a place or avenue for the parading of troops on ceremonial occasions, for example Horse Guards Parade in London and ANZAC Parade in Canberra; It can... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ...


Despite having parental and sibling ties to the University of Florida, Tim remained open minded during the recruiting process and became very close to Alabama coach Mike Shula. But after careful consideration and much deliberation, he decided to play for the team he felt best suited his skills and style of play. Tebow chose to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators, who employ a similar “spread option” offense that he excelled in at Nease High School. Mike Shula (born June 3, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American college football coach at the University of Alabama. ... Urban F. Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ...


Tebow was considered one of the nation’s top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN “Faces in Sports” documentary. The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One", and focused on Tim’s homeschool controversy and missionary work in the Philippines, as well as his exploits on the field of play and the college recruiting process. Tim Tebow was also featured in Sports Illustrated on the “Faces in the Crowd” page. On January 7, 2007, Tebow was featured prominently in an ESPN “Outside The Lines” feature on homeschooled athletes seeking equal access to high school athletics in other states. In fact, his popularity inspired "equal access" supporters in Alabama to name their bill in the Alabama Legislature "The Tim Tebow Bill".[3] The bill, which is pending in the Alabama Legislature, will allow Alabama home school athletes to play for their local high school teams just as Tebow did in Florida. ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...


College career

2006

see also 2006 Florida Gators football team The team is honored as BCS champions by President George W. Bush at the White House. ...

Tebow walks off the field during a game against the Tennessee Volunteers.

In Florida's 2006 "Orange and Blue" Spring scrimmage, he completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 197 yards and one touchdown. After the game, some Gator fans suggested that Tebow could be named the starting quarterback over then starter, Chris Leak. Coach Urban Meyer later said that despite Tebow's impressive performance, Leak would remain the starting quarterback.[4] Prior to the 2006 season, Tebow was listed by Sports Illustrated as college football's future top mobile quarterback. [5] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... Christopher Leak (born May 3, 1985 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...


Tebow made his college debut in a goal line situation against Southern Miss, rushing for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble. He led the team in rushing in the next game, against UCF, and finished 2006 as the Gators' second-highest season rushing leader. The Kansas City Chiefs (red) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (black) line up for a play on the goal line. ... Southern Miss Athletics. ... Head Coach George OLeary 3rd Year, 10-21 Home Stadium Bright House Networks Stadium Capacity 45,000 - Grass Conference CUSA - East First Year 1979 Team Records All-time Record 152-146-1 Postseason Bowl Record 0-1 Pageantry Colors Gold and Black   Fight song UCF Fight Song Marching Band...


He made his SEC debut against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 16, 2006. His performance included a ten-yard run on his first carry and converting a critical fourth down near the end of the game. The 2006 Tennessee Volunteers football team will represent the University of Tennessee in the 2006 college football season. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tebow's biggest game to date came against the LSU Tigers on October 7, 2006, where he accounted for all three of the Gators' touchdowns, passing for two and rushing for another. Tebow had a one-yard run on the goal line for his first score, a one-yard "jump pass" to tight end Tate Casey, in which he jumped in the air and double-pumped his arm before releasing the ball, and a 35-yard play-action pass to wide receiver Louis Murphy. The 2006 LSU Tigers football team will represent Louisiana State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...


Tebow played a role in the Gators' victory in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State. He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, finishing with 39 rushing yards. 2007 BCS National Championship Game BCS National Championship Game Florida Gators at Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0) 14 January 8, 2007 University of Phoenix Stadium The 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game or BCS Title Game was played on January 8, 2007 at the University of Phoenix... The 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ...


2007

see also 2007 Florida Gators football team The 2007 Florida Gators football team will represent the University of Florida in the 2007 college football season. ...


Tebow was named as one of the "Breakout Players of 2007" for college football by Sporting News, and will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators in the 2007 season.[6] The Gators' offense in 2007 should be similar to what Urban Meyer used at Utah, since Meyer views Tebow as “very similar to Alex Smith.”[7] Smith was quarterback for Meyer's last team at Utah in 2004, which became the first team from outside the BCS conferences to play in and win a BCS bowl game, and went on to be the top overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... For other persons named Alex Smith, see Alex Smith (disambiguation). ... The BCS Conferences are the six major NCAA Division I-A conferences that receive an automatic bid into the Bowl Championship Series every year. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ...


While there were some questions about how he would perform as a full time passer, he opened the year with a bang, going 13-of-17 for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in his starting debut against Western Kentucky University.[8] For the season, Tebow is currently 97-148 for 1455 yards and 13 touchdowns passing—ranking third in pass efficiency—with an additional 105 rushes for 500 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground through six games.[9] Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ...


In week 4 of the season, when the Gators faced Ole Miss in an SEC match-up, Tebow broke the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, with 166 yards.


Awards

2007 Season

Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week[10] The Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF) is one of the organizations whose College Football All-America Team is recognized by the NCAA. The organization also selects the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year. ...


Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, two times[11] The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ...


Manning Award Watch List[12] The Manning Award has been presented annually since 2004 to the collegiate American football quarterback adjudged by the Sugar Bowl Committee to be the best in the United States; the awarded is named in honor of Archie Manning and his sons Cooper, Peyton, and Eli; Peyton and Eli were both...


References

  1. ^ Andreu, Robbie (31 January 2006). Team Tebow. Gainesville Sun. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  2. ^ Johnston, Joey. "A Cut Above", The Tampa Tribune, 25 December 2005. Retrieved on 2007-09-17. 
  3. ^ The State of Alabama's "Tim Tebow Bill". Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  4. ^ http://www.alligator.org/pt2/060424foot1.php
  5. ^ "The next generation:Plenty of young mobile QBs ready to showcase talent", Sports Illustrated/CNN, 22 August 2006. Retrieved on 2007-09-17. 
  6. ^ Year in Preview: Made men. The Sporting News. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  7. ^ Schlabach, Mark. "Tebow's growth as a passer key for Gators", ESPN, 14 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-17. 
  8. ^ Tebow Shines As Gators Crush W. Kentucky
  9. ^ Bowl Subdivision (FBS) National Player Report: Passing Efficiency. NCAA. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  10. ^ http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=12604&html=football/news/20070916033500.html&sport=footb Gatorzone.com, Tebow named Walter Camp Foundation Offensive Player of the Week
  11. ^ http://www.secsports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=2&url_article_id=9587&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2
  12. ^ http://www.allstatesugarbowl.com/manning.php?content=manning&section=manning Allstate announces Manning Award Watch List

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Preceded by
Chris Leak 2003-2006
Florida Gators Starting Quarterbacks
2007-current
Succeeded by
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