A man of honor is the best description for this star who is also looking for an honorable woman as a wife. Tim Tebow rose to prominence as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football. He is a former professional American football quarterback and is currently pursuing a career as a professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization.
He is the founder of Tim Tebow Foundation whose mission is to Bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.
Bio, Family, Sister
Although football is important to Tim, faith, family, and academics comes before it. Tim was born Timothy Richard Tebow to parents Bob and Pam Tebow as their last child on August 14, 1987, in Makati Philippines before the family relocated to Jacksonville when he was 3. This is where he grew up. He has four siblings; two sisters, Christy and Katie and two brothers, Robby and Peter.
Katie is married to Gannon Shepherd and has three daughters Abigail, Riley, and Brynn. She has been of media interest following some speculations that she is separated from her husband but this has not been officially confirmed.
Tim Tebow’s Sports Career
Tim’s love for sports dated back to when he was a kid of 5. Having two elder brothers who also played organized sports spurred him up to beg to be allowed to play. He was homeschooled but that did not stop him from playing football, basketball, and baseball in high school following a legislation allowing homeschooled students to compete in high school sporting events. He received numerous county and state awards for each sport.
Tebow played for Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville and Allen D. Nease High School in 2003 where he played quarterback. Despite an injury which held him back from playing in the remaining seasons of his junior high, Tim was named Florida’s Player of the year.
An athletic scholarship saw Tim enrolled at the University of Florida where he played four years of football with the Florida Gators for coach Urban Meyer. In College, he was the team captain for two years and received the Gators’ most valuable player award three times. Although Tim was a back up in his freshman year, he rushed for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble on his first play.
He had gone ahead to set different records and bag many awards during his years in college which has set him apart. The Davey O’Brien Award as a professional quarterback, the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy in 2007, Maxwell Award in 2008 are some of them.
Tim, when asked about his success, always gives the credits to God, his family, his coaches, and his teammates. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences in December 2009.
Post College Sports and Broadcasting Career
After College, Tebow signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos. He has also played for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent. Tim who played full-time baseball last in 2005, during his junior high, signed a contract with New York Mets in 2016 and participated in the Mets’ instructional league.
He began his broadcasting career in December 2013 when he signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in 2013 as a college football analyst. He appears on the SEC Network and on ABC News as a co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America since January 31, 2014.
Tim Tebow’s Evangelical Faith
Tim’s outspoken Evangelical faith earned him the nickname ‘Mile High Messiah’ during his time with the Denver Broncos. Born to missionary parents, Tim is unusually kind and has flourished as a leader both on the football field and on the mission field which is nurtured by his family’s love for him and their unending support.
Apart from being competitive in the field, he preached at schools and villages and assisted with medical care in the Philippines. Tebow supports more than 40 national evangelists working in the Philippines through his father’s foundation Bob Tebow Evangelical Association (BETA).
Tim also shares his Christian faith in the United States, in prisons, schools, to churches and youth groups and at meetings and conferences. He is an author and has written a number of books which includes: Shaken which was a New York Times Bestseller, Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters, Through My Eyes.
Is Tim Tebow Married or Gay? Wife, Girlfriend
Tim whose stance on his Christian faith is commendable has maintained that he is a virgin and would remain so until marriage. However, there have been rumors surrounding his love life with speculations that he might have dated celebrities including Taylor Swift who was in a group of 5 he had dinner with back in 2012, Glee actress Dianna Agron who denied having anything romantic to do with Tebow though she admitted she had a lovely 10-minute chat with him.
For those who are still in doubt about his sexuality, he is certainly not gay as Tim has strongly stated that he definitely wants to get married someday when he finds the right woman who he’s attracted to, who loves Jesus, loves people and wants kids.
Tim Tebow’s Net Worth
Tebow has a well built and great athletic body. His 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) tall body is borne on a body weight of 236 lbs (107 kg).
Tim is a skilled athlete and earns a good salary from his career as well as from his endorsements with Nike, Jockey underwear, and EA Sports during his time in the NFL. He has an estimated net worth in the neighborhood of $10 million.