Tim Tebow Biography

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Tim Tebow

Quick Facts Of Tim Tebow

Celebrated Name Tim Tebow
Age 31 Years
Nick Name Tim
Birth Name Timothy Richard Tebow
Birth Date 1987-08-14
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player
Place Of Birth Makati City
Birth Nation Philippines
Nationality American
Father Robert Ramsey Tebow II
Mother Pamela Elaine
Siblings 4
Brothers Robby and Peter
Sisters Katie Tebow Shepherd and Christy Tebow Allen
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Leo
High School Allen D. Nease High School
University University of Florida
Marital Status Engaged
Wife Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Fiancee)
Current City New York
Current Club New York Mets
Shirt Number 15
Position Outfielder
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 233 lbs (106 kg)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Chest Size 50.5 inches
Bicep Size 16.5 inches
Waist Size 37 inches
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $10 million
Career Start 2010
Sexual Orientation Straight
Involved charitable org/trust Tebow Foundation

Tim Tebow is a former professional American football player and current professional baseball outfielder. He plays for the New York Mets and wears shirt number 15. He bats and throws left. He signed with the New York Mets in 2016. Previously, he played American football as a quarterback. The Denver Broncos selected him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played football for New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles. 

He is an active philanthropist. He launched the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2010 and was designated a Great Floridian by Florida Government Rick Scott in recognition of his "major contributions to the progress and welfare" of Florida.

The New York Mets outfielder got engaged to the 2017 Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.

The 31-years old former football quarterback and current baseball outfielder is now engaged to the beauty pageant titleholder from South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. She is the winner of 2017 Miss South Africa and 2017 Miss Universe. They got engaged on 9 January 2019 at his family farm in Jacksonville, Florida.

They both went to Instagram to share the news about their engagements. In the first picture shared, Tebow is seen bent on one knee and proposed to the beauty queen. 

He captioned his post, "@demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.".

The two started dating when she was the reigning Miss Universe, which she won in 2017. Their love grew stronger over the time and has stepped into the next step of their lives.

Famous For

- designated Great Floridan by Florida Government.

- First home-schooled athlete to be nominated for Heisman Trophy.

- Third Florida player to win Heisman Trophy.

- Tebowing.

Early Life of Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow was born on 14 August 1987. His birth name is Timothy Richard Tebow. He was born to a father, Robert Ramsey Tebow II, and mother, Pamela Elaine. His birthplace is in Makati City, Philippines. His parents moved to the Philippines where they served as Baptist missionaries. His mother fell into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery. Due to medications used in her recovery, doctors expected a stillbirth and they recommended the couple an abortion. The couple did not agree upon abortion and gave birth to Tim in Manila. They moved back to the United States when Tim was three years old. He has four siblings. He is the youngest among Robby Tebow, Peter Tebow, Katie Tebow Shepherd, and Christy Tebow Allen. He is a Christian. His zodiac sign is Leo. He was homeschooled by their parents.

Though he did not enroll at the high school, he began his football career at Trinity Christian Academy. He then played as a quarterback for Allen D. Nease High School. He attended the University of Florida under athletic scholarship and graduated in December 2009.

High School Football Career of Tim Tebow

He was named Florida's Player of the Year during his junior season at Nease.

He led Nease to the state title during his senior season. He earned All-State honors.

He was named Florida's Player of the Year once again and was also named Florida's Mr. Football.

He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

He became the subject of an ESPN "Faces in Sports" documentary in a segment titled, "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One".

He was named to the Florida State Athletic Association's All-Century Team that listed Top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100-year history of high school football.

He was also featured in an ESPN Outside The Lines.

He received the 2008 Quaqua Protege Award as outstanding home-education graduate.

College Football Career of Tim Tebow

He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida. 

Initially, he was a backup quarterback as a freshman. He became the starting quarterback in the 2007 season.

He won the Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award in 2007.

He was recognized as a first-team All-SEC selection and a consensus first-team All-American in 2007.

He led the team to a BCS championship in 2008. He also led Gators to a 13-1 season in 2009.

He won the Maxwell Award in 2008.

He was named the Gators' most valuable player thrice in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 

He held 5 NCAA, 14 SEC, and 28 University of Florida statistical records at the end of his college career. 

Professional Football Career of Tim Tebow

Denver Broncos selected him in the first round with 25th overall pick on the 2010 NFL Draft.

He became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for a touchdown in each of his first three career starts.

He played for The Broncos for two seasons.

The Broncos traded him to the New York Jets in March 2012.

He played only a season and was released by the New York Jets in April 2013.

The New England Patriots signed a two-year contract with no guaranteed money with him in June 2013. The contract included playing-time based incentives. 

However, the Patriots released him in August 2013 following his performances.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed a one-year contract with him in April 2015, competing for the third-string quarterback place.

The Eagles released him in September 2015.

HarperCollins released an autobiography, Through My Eyes in May 2011. Tebow co-wrote it with author Nathan Whitaker.

The book was named number 1 sports book of 2011 and the best selling religion book of 2011.

He later co-wrote a young readers' edition titled, Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey.

Broadcasting Career of Tim Tebow

In December 2013, he began his broadcasting career on the SEC Network.

ESPN hired him as a college football analyst and appeared mostly on the SEC Network as co-host of SEC Nation.

He also joined the morning show by Eli Manning and co-hosted ABC News' Good Morning America. 

Baseball Career of Tim Tebow

He was an all-state player during his junior year in High School.

He received interests from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and Aquilas de Zulia of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

He held his tryout at Dedeaux Field in front of 40 MLB scouts in August 2016.

He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in September 2016.

He participated in the Mets' instructional league and was assigned to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.

The Mets promoted him to their Double-A team, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Eastern League in 2018.

He broke the hamate bone in his right hand causing him to miss the remainder of the 2018 season.

Personal Life of Tim Tebow

The 31-years old baseball outfielder is engaged to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. She is the former Miss Universe and Miss South Africa, both crowned in 2017. They got engaged on 9 January 2019. They started dating when she was the reigning Miss Universe. Previously, he was romantically linked with Lucy Pinder, Camilla Belle, and Olivia Culpo. 

He has maintained his virginity until marriage as he holds a stand in favor of faith-based abstinence. 

Body Measurements of Tim Tebow

The 31-years old outfielder stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 233 lbs i.e. 106 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 50.5 inches, biceps size of 16.5 inches, and a waist size of 37 inches. He has blue eyes and his hair color is dark brown. 

Net Worth of Tim Tebow

In July 2010, he signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos that had a base value of $11.25 million, including $8.7 million guaranteed and performance-based incentives. He is the spokesperson for Nike, Jockey International, FRS Health Energy, and TiVo. 

The life-sized wall graphics company Fathead released a "Tebowing" sticker which became the company's best-selling product in two days in December 2011. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at around $10 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He was the first quarterback featured in ESPN's "Year of the Quarterback" series.
  • He was featured in Sports Illustrated on the Faces in the Crowd" page.
  • He was the third Florida player to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • He was selected a team captain for the Gators in 2008 and 2009.
  • He is the only second player to ever win the Maxwell Award twice.
  • His parents moved to the Philippines where they served as Baptist missionaries
  • NCAA banned the messages on eye paint from 2010. It was named The Tebow Rule as he used to write messages on his eyes paint.
  • Tebow co-written autobiography, Through My Eyes, spent 24 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • He was documented on NFL Network's A Football Life in a documentary titled, The Faces of Tebow in 2012.
  • He drove criticism after his decision to appear in an ad funded by the socially conservative organization, Focus on the Family.
  • His Tebowing became a trademark, where he kneels down with one knee, resting his one hand on his other leg and bows his head.
  • He spent three summers helping with his father's orphanage and missionary work before enrolling to the University.
  • He was the first home-schooled athlete to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy.
  • He is a group leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • His foundation, Tebow Foundation, and CURE built The Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines, where he was born.

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