Tim Tebow: Virgin and Waiting till MarriageNovember 8th, 2011 by Olivier
Reporter Clay Travis: Are you saving yourself for marriage?
Tim Tebow: Yes, I am.
The realm of sports is a dynamic medium, possessing the ability to reach people of various racial, gender, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Often times, professional athletes are characterized by the glamour, glitz, and riches which come with the job. Not often are there professional athletes who dare to break the mold, who endeavor to encourage, inspire, and lead a life different from society’s norms.
Enter Tim Tebow, Quarterback of the Denver Broncos. A man of Christian integrity, Tim Tebow – during his short time in the NFL – has become one of the most controversial, inspiring, and famous figures in sports.
Press Conference that Rocked the Nation
Age 0: Born, in the Philippines, to Christian missionaries who run an orphanage in that country. Tim is the youngest of five children.
Age 3: Tim and his family move back to Florida.
Age 5+: Tim is home-schooled until his college years. During his home-schooling, Tim’s mom instills Christian values within him.
Age 9:New Florida legislation allows for home-schooled students to play high school sports.
Age 15: Plays football for one season at Trinity High School. Tim looks to other high schools where he has the possibility of playing as quarterback.
Age 16: Starts playing football at Florida’s Nease High School. Begins working and preaching at his parents’ orphanage in the Philippines.
Age 17 – 18: Named the State of Florida’s Player of the Year in his junior and senior years of high school.
Age 18: Leads the Nease Panthers to a State Title, named Florida’s Mr. Football, earns All-State honors, and named Parade Magazine high school All-American. Plays in the nationally televised Army All-American Bowl which features the top 78 high school football players in the nation. Receives an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida where he plays football for the Florida Gators from 2006-2009. During his college career, Tim frequently wears Bible verses on his eye paint.
Age 19: Wins the SEC (Southeastern Conference football) championship.
Age 20: Wins BCS (Bowl Championship Series). Named to the FHAA (Florida High School Association of Athletic Association) which lists top football players in the State of Florida’s 100 year history. Named the Associated Press’s Player of the Year. Wins NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association0n) Quarterback of the Year. Wins the Davey ‘O Brien Award. Wins the Maxwell Award.
Age 21: Wins a second SEC championship. Wins the Manning Award. Wins the Maxwell Award for a second time.
Age 22: Wins William V. Campbell Trophy, an award which recognizes academics, community service, and on field performance. Wins second BCS. During this championship game, Tebow wore “John 3:16″ on his eye paint and 92 million people search this Bible verse during, or after, the game. Drafted to the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the NFL Draft, 25th overall. Launches the Tim Tebow foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring people through the Word of God.
Age 24: Tebow releases his autobiography Through My Eyes.
Age 24 – Present: Tim Tebow continues to be an inspiration, both on and off the field.
Interview with Mike Huckabee: Trials, Temptations, God
Ephesians 2: 8-10: For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation—created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
John 3:16: For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association http://www.btea.org/aboutus.asp [Accessed Nov. 7, 2011]
Tim Tebow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tebow#cite_note-15 [Accessed Nov. 7, 2011]