One of the Greatest College Football Players

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During his time at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow was known as one of the greatest college football players ever. He won two National Championships and a Heisman trophy, which is the award given to the best player in college football. During this time period in college footbal,l players such as Reggie Bush and others were involved with investigations regarding illegal benefits being given to players by agents and boosters. Needless to say, Tim was never associated or involved in these investigations or crimes.

What truly is amazing is the person Tim Tebow represents off the field. He is a devout Christian who works to spread his religion and give hope to those in need. Tebow has been involved with controversy that started in
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A year later, Tebow moved into an apartment in St. Johns County, which made him eligible to play for Allen D. Nease High School. This law that was passed in 1996 was later called the “Tim Tebow Law.” This was very controversial in Florida because people felt that Tebow was exploiting the law because he was able to choose which high school he wanted to play football for. Florida was one of the few states that allowed homeschooled athletes to play in high school sports events. Tebow did not do anything illegal to be able to play high school football yet the controversial spotlight began to shine on him.

Tebow began to gain national recognition as a highly touted recruit during his junior year. He became well known for his football abilities, as well as for being an intense competitor with a will to win unlike any other. These attributes lead top-notch college football programs to his doorstep in an attempt to recruit him for their school. As a junior in high school “He ran the 40 in 4.69 seconds and the agility shuttle in 4.16 seconds. He bench-pressed 185 pounds 38 times, and he jumped 32 inches from a standstill. His Sparq Rating-a statistic that combines measurements of speed, strength and power-was 96.9, off the charts for a quarterback” (Staples). It is clear that Tebow had a unique set of skills, which combined with his height and weight seemed to be unparalleled. Florida, Alabama, Michigan LSU and USC all offered Tebow a scholarship to play football

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