Tim Tebow, the name has filled the minds of sports fans for over a decade. From a star quarterback at the University of Florida, he won a Heisman Trophy, and two national championships for the Gators. In the NFL, he played for the Denver Broncos, and briefly for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. He even worked as a college football analyst on the SEC Network. Now, he’s in the beginning of spring training for the New York Mets, pursuing a career in baseball.
Tebow, who is 29 years old, announced that he would go after his dream of playing baseball, and signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets. Yesterday, marked the first day of Mets spring training, held every year in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
“It was just so fun putting on a uniform yesterday, going to warmups, in the stretch line, getting back into the routine, being part of the team and competing — it was a blast. I’m having a lot of fun,” Tebow said on “Good Morning America.”
For not playing the sport since high school, a span of nearly 15 years, Tebow hit nine home runs during batting practice yesterday.
Tebow is also taking the time in baseball, to showcase his faith. Its no secret that Tebow is a religious man, who is filled with faith in Jesus Christ. He became famous for a fad that we know as “tebowing,” where Tebow would get on one knee and pray, before the game, during the game or even after the game. It became a sensation, and has been portrayed by millions of fans.
He also gained attention, starting in college at the University of Florida, wearing eye black with the inscription John 3:16, a famous scripture in the New Testament. He also wore the eye black during his time in the NFL.
Early in spring training, Tebow has made news again regarding his faith, with an inspiring interview, that demonstrated what drives him, and about how he juggles his career and everything that goes on. “Yeah we can pursue it (sports), we can give so much of our time, energy and effort to it, but at the end of the day, I know that’s not why I’m here,” said Tebow in an interview with ESPN.
He continued, “I want my life to be so much more than that. I want to be someone that was known for bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”