“All Glory To God”, Massive Win For Quarterback Tim Tebow As He Receives Amazing News Live During ESPN Appearance
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Former NFL quarterback and college football player Tim Tebow was in for a surprise during a segment on ESPN ahead of Monday’s National Championship game between the University of Georgia and TCU.
Tebow’s colleague, Joe Tessitore started to list the 18 players and four coaches who were inducted into this year’s College Football Hall of Fame. Surprisingly, the list didn’t include Tebow’s name.
Tebow won the Most Valuable Player honor in the 2009 BCS national championship game and he also won the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He was also the first player in NCAA history with at least 20 rushing and passing touchdowns in a season.
After Tessitore read off the list of this year’s inductees, he said, “I forgot one name here.”
“The graphic was missing this because we also have a new Hall of Famer. He is arguably the most popular, the most successful, the singularly most impactful college football quarterback of the last generation or perhaps ever to play,” Tessitore said.
Highlights from Tebow’s collegiate career began to play, ad Tessitore walked over to him to inform him he had been inducted this year.
“Timmy, congratulations,” he said while giving him a hug along with fellow ESPN co-hosts Jesse Palmer and Dan Muller.
“If there has ever been a first-ballot College Football Hall of Famer, it’s this guy,” noted Palmer, who also played quarterback for Florida and went on to play in the NFL as well.
“We know what you were as a player, but your commitment to the sport and the goodness that you’ve brought to everybody through the sport — you’re a Hall of Famer in every possible way,” Tessitore offered as well.
Tebow was visibly shocked.
“This is incredible. Did you guys plan this or something? Honestly, it’s just so humbling. Thank you. There’s so many people that are a part of this,” he said.
“So when we were playing, we were playing for something a lot bigger than just winning or losing a game. Something that’s a lot bigger than just a pigskin. You’re playing for family, for relationships, for loved ones. That’s why college football is unrivaled to me. Special game,” he noted.
Tebow is widely known for his achievements in sports, but he also loves to serve and help others. He also frequently shares his Christian faith and hope in Jesus.
He has the Tim Tebow Foundation which focuses most of its energy on fighting human trafficking and helping victims.
They also host Night to Shine, a time of celebration in churches across the country, for people with special needs.
Needless to say, Tebow is deserving of all the honors he receives. He is constantly helping others, inspiring and trying to make the world a brighter place.