Tim Tebow, born on August 14, 1987, is an American football player, baseball player, executive producer, and entrepreneur, who got his start professionally when he played three seasons in the N.F.L. as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos and later, the New York Jets. Let’s dive into some interesting facts about this famous player on his birthday.
Tim Tebow is an American football player born in the Philippines to parents Pamela Elaine and Robert Ramsey Tebow II, who met while attending the University of Florida. After serving as Baptist missionaries in the Philippines, Tebow’s parents moved to Jacksonville, Florida, when he was three years old. The youngest of five siblings, Tebow was first homeschooled and began his high school football career as a tight end for Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville. After playing for a few other schools and finishing his home school stint, Tebow accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida and play for the Florida Gators football team from 2006 to 2009.
In 2010, Tebow was picked by the Denver Broncos in the first round (25th overall) of the 2010 N.F.L. Draft and played backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2011, while in 2012 he played for the New York Jets. 2013 saw Tebow join the New England Patriots as well as take on a role as a college football analyst for E.S.P.N. In 2015, Tebow signed a one-year agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tebow married South African model and Miss Universe 2017 winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2019. After six years out of the game, Tebow signed with the Jaguars as a tight end for a one-year contract but was later released from his commitment in August 2021. Tebow has many ventures under his belt, also dabbling in a few baseball games and starring in the film “Run the Race,” which he also executive produced.
Tim Tebow accepts an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida and play for the Florida Gators football team.
Tebow is picked by the Denver Broncos in the first round (25th overall) of the N.F.L. Draft.
Tebow is the executive producer and also stars in the film “Run the Race.”
He signs with the Jaguars as a tight end for a one-year contract but is released from his commitment in August.
Why We Love Tim Tebow
He is a philanthropist
During his college career, Tim Tebow, along with additional University of Florida students, created "First and 15," raising funds for Uncle Dick's Orphanage. He also has "The Tebow Foundation," which helps to fight human trafficking, among other things.
He is a go-getter
Even after many negative critiques during his career, Tebow has never given up on his dreams of playing football and baseball. He continues to shine through the hate and carries his head held high.
He is an animal lover
Tebow is a huge animal lover. Along with his wife and three dogs, they have created the Thank You Fur Being A Friend campaign, which benefits rescue dogs.
5 Surprising Facts
He is the guy behind “Tebowing”
“Tebowing” is a term used for kneeling and praying before a game, which Tim Tebow is known for.
He was on “Lip Sync Battle”
He won “Lip Sync Battle” against “The Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev, where he sang ‘Take Your Time’ by Sam Hunt and ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor.
He has his own headphone line
He has his own headphone line called Jet with headphone creators Soul Electronics.
There’s a documentary about his career
He is the topic of a documentary on N.F.L. Network's "A Football Life" entitled "The Faces of Tebow."
He wrote an autobiography
Tebow co-wrote "Through My Eyes," an autobiography with author Nathan Whitaker, which details his upbringing and career.
Tim Tebow FAQs
What does Tim Tebow do for a living?
After leaving the football game, Tebow is now part of E.S.P.N.’s First Take alongside hosts Stephen A. Smith.
Why did Tim Tebow leave the N.F.L?
After being cut from teams as coaches said “he wouldn’t make it,” Tebow decided to start playing baseball, but later retired from that too.
Who is Tim Tebow's wife?
Tebow is married to South African model Demi Tebow.
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