Legendary former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be inducted into Florida’s Ring of Honor this October, the school announced on Wednesday.
Quite honestly, this is probably the least surprising bit of news you’ll read all day. Tebow, of course, is one of the most decorated college football athletes in the history of the sport.
Back in 2007 he became the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy Award, and ended his career with five NCAA, 14 SEC and 28 UF records.
The University will unveil Tebow’s name via a huge display on October 6 during the LSU game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Per the school’s announcement, “The display, which will be approximately 18-feet wide and five feet high, will now feature Tebow, along with Wilber Marshall, Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Jack Youngblood.”
Not surprisingly, Tebow’s statement on this honor is pure class.
“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.
“Loving Florida wasn’t just something I did for four years, but it has been a lifelong passion. I want to thank the University of Florida and all the fans for making Gator Nation so special. I was born a Gator, I played as a Gator, and I’ll always be a Gator!
“God Bless and Go Gators!”
These days, of course, Tebow is spending his time working at his craft on the diamond playing our nation’s pastime. And he’s doing a pretty decent job, too.