Years after starring for the Florida Gators during his college football career, Tim Tebow will be honored by the school by officially being inducted into their Ring of Honor.
Tebow will be added to the group of greats on Oct. 6 during the Gators’ game against the LSU Tigers.
His name will also be displayed in the North End Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“I am so humbled and thankful to be able to receive this blessing, being inducted into the Ring of Honor,” Tebow said. “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.”
The 30-year-old former quarterback will join other offensive standouts such as running back Emmitt Smith and fellow signal-callers Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier. Spurrier also served as the Gators’ head coach from 1990-2001.
Defensive end Jack Youngblood and linebacker Wilber Marshall are the two other former Gators included in the Ring of Honor.
Over the course of his four-year collegiate career with the Gators, Tebow racked up 9,285 passing yards to go with 88 touchdown passes. Tebow was a multi-faceted offensive threat during his days in Gainesville, as evidenced by him rushing for nearly 3,000 yards and punching in 57 touchdowns on the ground, as reported by Sports Reference.
He was also named as the Heisman Trophy winner back in 2007 and was part of two national title-winning teams.
Tebow has said that being a Gator was a “lifelong passion,” and soon he will be immortalized in the team’s stadium.
In the meantime, Tebow will continue with his career in professional baseball.
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Source: Christian Post