Tim Tebow: Stats, Quotes, and Interesting Information

(Confession:) Although I am a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I am also a fan of the extraordinary. Tim Tebow being no exception.

Tim Tebow

As "T.T." has quickly become one of the most famous and watched athletes in the US, he is bringing about fans from all over the nation, and not just because of his "hail mary" skills, but also his "hail mary" attitude. He is the role model that many parents have been waiting waiting for. Not only is he exceptionally athletic and talented, he is a God-fearing Christian.

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My father & Tebow's Alma Mater.
My father & Tebow's Alma Mater. | Source
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"Tebowing"

Forget owling and planking...
Forget owling and planking... | Source

Statistics and Acheivements

  • Born August 14, 1987 (my birthday, but I am a bit older!) in the Philippines to a Baptist couple while on a mission.

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • While attending Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, he starred as quarterback.
  • He played (as a senior in 2006) in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX.
  • He finished his high school career with the following stats:
  1. 9,810 passing yards
  2. 95 passing touchdowns
  3. 62 rushing touchdowns
  4. 3,186 rushing yards
  • In 2007, Tebow was mentioned in Sports Illustrated, and was also included in the top 33 football players in the state of Florida: The FHSAA's All-Century Team.

COLLEGE:

  • Winner of the Heisman Trophy - He was the first sophomore to do so, as a Florida Gator (University of Florida).
  • He helped the Gators to win two NCAA National Championships - in 2006 and 2008.
  • In 2009 (his senior year), he led the Gators to a 13-1 record.
  • In 2010, the NCAA instituted the "Tebow Rule", prohibiting players from having (imprinted) messages in their eye paint.

NFL:

  • He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the draft in 2010.
  • The Broncos had a horrible 2010 season, finishing with a 4-12 record.
  • Tebow signed a 5 year, $8.7 million "guaranteed" contract (he can make more than that, though).
  • Tebow's stats for the 2010 season (he was a back up in 6 games, but started in the last 3 of the season):
  1. Threw 654 yards with 5 touchdowns.
  2. Rushed 226 yards with 6 touchdowns.
  • In 2011, Tebow started the season as a back-up, once again. After the Broncos were off to a rocky 1-4 start, Tebow entered the game against the Chargers, at the beginning of the second half.
  • The next game - against the Dolphins - Tebow changed the course of the Broncos season for the better. Down 15-0, Tebow fought back to a 18-15 win in OT.
  • He led the Broncos to subsequent wins against the Raiders and Chiefs.
  • The three proceeding games were won last-minute (as with against the Chargers) because of Tebow - against the Jets, Vikings, and Bears.
  • Tim Tebow's stats for the 2011 regular season:
  1. 1,729 Passing yards, with 12 touchdowns.
  2. 660 Rushing yards, with 6 touchdowns.

Clearly, Tim Tebow is a force to be reckoned with, and has been working hard for years to make a name for himself. He certainly has.

UPDATE:

3/21/12: With a 46.5% completion rate, Tim Tebow has officially been traded to the NY Jets (for Draft Picks). Whether he will fit in in NY and with the Jets, and how Sanchez feels about this, is yet to be seen! So far, Mike Tannenbaum (Jets GM) asserts that Sanchez will continue to be the starting QB.

10/21/12: No longer a QB? The Jets have now moved Tebow to Runningback, where he seems to be excelling. We shall see...

*Tim Tebow has received dozens of awards, which could not realistically be easily listed here.*

Tim Tebow: The Role Model

He practices what he preaches. Tebow is a devout Christian, and a hard-working athlete. He has done extensive missionary and volunteer work (including working at his father's orphanage), and has been on the forefront of raising awareness for home schooled children involved in sports (helping it be more socially-accepted).

In his twenties, he is passionate about making a difference. His degree is in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences.

Tim Tebow on His New Book

Tebow's Favorite Bible Verse

"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." John 3:16

What do you think?

Are you fan of Tim Tebow?

  • Yes, & I have been for a couple (or more) of years now.
  • Yes, as of recently.
  • No. He beat us this year. =/
  • Nah. He's just having a good year. It'll pass.
  • Ehh, he's okay...
  • I still don't know who he is...
  • I can't even stand hearing his name. It's like hearing "Kim Kardashian" over and over again.
  • Yes. I am a fan of him, as an athlete AND a person.
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In His Own Words...

Below are some quotes from Tim Tebow, relating to both his athleticism and his faith.

"I am not better than anyone else just because I play football."

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard."

“You’ve got to worry about the next play…Keep believing because people aren’t always going to like you but you have to believe in the people around you…You’re going to get knocked down but it’s how many times you get back up.”

"Mom used to quote Isaiah 64: about waiting on the Lord. It doesn’t mean being complacent. It means understanding that he has a plan, and that we’re not the ones in control. In the meantime, we need to strive to use our gifts and abilities fully."

"There are several things that keep me grounded and focused... When you can humble yourself to say 'I'm no more important than anyone else. I just have a gift.'"

"I want to make a difference with my platform."

"Helping raise money for kids - there's nothing better than that."

"My passion is kids. More than just kids is underprivileged kids and orphans."


As previously stated, I am a Steelers Fan. I may get some laughs (and scorns) from people that know me best for having written and published this. I have not jumped on a bandwagon. I simply have respect for the guy, and wanted to showcase that he is more than just a trend or a name.

Too often, we focus on the juicy news - the gossip, fashion, and scandals. Yes, it can be fun, but it can also be exhausting.

It is interesting to me that Tim Tebow is in the spotlight for being considerably a great role model for kids. How refreshing.

Now, if only the below had not happened... (notice I did not mention this win above, in his achievements?)

OT TD Pass to Beat the Steelers

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

WOW I just learned a lot more about Tebow! He's ok. My daughter is the major fan. Her hubby is a student at UF and they've been to many of Tebow's gator games. VOTED UP! I'll pimp it to my gator fan friends etc.... :)


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thanks! I learned quite a bit researching him, honestly. There's much more to him than I'd originally thought.

That's pretty cool that they were able to see him play at UF!

I'm sure my dad will love to know that I swallowed some pride to create this. lol (He went there as well.)

Thanks for pimpin' & for the vote!! :)


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M A Williams 4 years ago from New Hampshire

I don't follow football but was curious who this Tim Tebow everyone is going about is. Thanks for filling me in!


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Paul Edmondson 4 years ago from Burlingame, CA

There is speculation that this weekend's game of Tebow vs Brady that it will be the highest rated football game for a non super bowl in history. I know I'll tune in. Love the Tebow hype. I hope Denver wins!


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David Legg 7 4 years ago from Trout Paradise, Colorado

Great hub. Thanks for putting together an informative hub that draws from great anecdotal information, rather than the opinions of famous people.

David


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

M A Williams - You are welcome! I'm glad that you found this hub useful! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

Paul - The pressure is definitely on for Tebow! I think they'll pull through. I have to agree, there is already (well, I guess it is Game Day now) much talk about this game in particular! We shall see! ;)

David - I did do quite a bit of research for this one. I hope that it shows! =] Thank you very much for your comment!


Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

I am enjoying the Tebow phenomenon myself. I was listening to ESPN radio yesterday and they were talking about people gearing up to watch the game who don't normally watch football. One commentator's mother (in her seventies) was planning an early dinner so she could be in front of the TV by 8pm tonight. I love that!

Thank you for all of the "Tebow" facts. I enjoyed reading this Hub.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

I am actually enjoying it, too. That's funny that she's that excited (cute, too). =]

Thank you for reading the hub. I am glad that you liked it!


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deadmeatius 4 years ago from New Mexico

Nice Hub about Tebow! Come check out my profile for more news on Tebow and the Broncos!

GO BRONCOS


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you, deadmeatius. Feel free to add a link for this on your hub. ;) I'll be by soon to take a look at yours!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Traded to the NY Jets! Oh my. I'll hold off on tebowing until he's playing in Florida:)


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Lol! You can always Tebow inside! ;) hehe


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Very interesting hub V, I didn't know anything about him and wanted to see what all the fuss was about with 'Tebowing' and why he's off to The Jets. Enjoyed this, voted up n tweeted.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thank you, Jools! I need to add a bit about his transfer to the Jets!!! Thanks for the reminder! =]


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kjrzeek1 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

Tim Tebow is a great person, and I don't care where his football career takes him because he will always have his faith. It is not easy to find a positive role model today in sports and he is someone who's jersey I would be proud to put on my son! I wish him the best in a tough new city!


jamez baker# 4 years ago

i am so glad that the florida gators won the championship.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

I absolutely agree with you, kjrzeek1. Thank you for your comment!

Thanks for stopping by, Jamez baker#! =]

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