The crowd roared when Tim Tebow took the field and said these 10 words

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It’s a study in contrasts.

Compared with coverage of other players taking a knee for political reasons, the media scorned Tim Tebow during his time in the NFL for his public professions of faith.

But when Tebow took the field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium the crowd roared in approval when he said these 10 words.

“I want to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ,” Tebow said, to the approval of tens of thousands in the sellout crowd.

Former Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow was being honored by the University of Florida Gators as his name was added in the UF Ring of Honor.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Fans stood and shouted his name in unison: “Te-bow! Te-bow!”

Highlights of his four years in a Gator jersey flashed on the jumbotron in the south end zone. Cheers filled the air as the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner took a microphone and addressed the sellout crowd.

“First and foremost, I want to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I want to thank my mom and dad for making me a Gator on Day 1,” he said. “I want to thank all of my teammates and coaches who love me and had my back through everything, through thick and thin. I love you guys. And I want to thank Gator nation. I love you guys. Thank you.”

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During his time in the NFL, the media frequently criticized Tebow for his public professions of faith.

Tebow was frequently derided in the press as “an outspoken Christian.”

The media would’ve preferred he kept such views to himself.

It’s quite a contrast when compared to the media’s fawning coverage of athletes comparing pigs to police.

Who would you rather have your kids looking up to as a role model?

28 COMMENTS

  1. no contest on who I’d want my kids to look up to and if anyone would say they prefer the knee takers then well we can imagine what kind of parents they likely are.

  2. Tim Tebow is the best & a Great Athlete, we Love this
    Florida Boy.
    Every Parent would want their son to be like Tim Tebow, he not only excelled in Sports, but he was a Man of the Highest Honor.
    His Christian Faith was always with him & he wore it like a Banner.
    May God always Bless Tim.

  3. No matter what you may think about all the supposedly great sport stars there has never been a man that was more proud of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ than Tim Tebow. His continued faith has never wavered about what was and is important in this world. All said and done, May God bless you and keep in the palm of his hand.
    George Stone

    • During all of his public life, Tim Tebow has never failed to acknowledge and thank his Savior Jesus Christ, and was never ashamed or apologetic for doing so. He has also been a great role model for young people, generous to people and causes that were blessed by him, and has, above all, been able to maintain a spirit of humility, gratitude and joy. Is it any wonder that his life has been abundantly blessed? His parents surely adhered to the Biblical teaching: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6

  4. No doubt about it! Tim Tebow is a courageous, wonderful man who stands for life, liberty and the TRUE American way! God bless he and his family. Tim you are this country’s hero!

  5. I am a 69 year old man. I know of few that can compare. I am not a Gator fan ( Go Noles), but I am a Tim Tebow fan. I to thank my Lord and Savior daily. I will meet him in heaven!

  6. GOD, COUNTRY & FAMILY, in that order! The NFL needs more real men like Tim Tebow, a man of conviction and character.
    May God continue to allow him to witness to others in a positive Christ-like manner and bless this young inspiring man for His Kingdom.

  7. Among men he is a perfect role model Only Christ was better, yet there were many who hated him. But because of Christ we can be forgiven and have eternal life. Because of Tebow we can have other popular folks stand up for God and country without shame. God bless all who love him and his son. When the roll is called up yonder may we all be there with Tebow, and all the other true believers in our Lord and Savior!

  8. There is no contest Tim Tebow wins hands down. This is a guy who could have abused his celebrity status but didn’t. He was a role model from day one always trying to win, better his skills & you never saw him throw his teammates or coaches under the bus. When the Liberal Media threw hate his way for his Christian beliefs he didn’t strike out at them. When things went wrong on the field he didn’t come up with some side excuse that had nothing to do with his talent. When he went into baseball almost all the media haters from football jumped on him & when he succeeded they just kept biting at his heels. The funny part he was a winner in the NFL. After Denver did their best to bury him, not once did he bitch that had he renegotiated his contract to help get Stem Cell boy there & then Payton just couldn’t help to teach this kid for the future he gave the club the old ultimatum get rid of Tebow. When he could have slipped out of his contract & went to Jacksonville he stuck to his word & went to the Jets who with Coach Tubby Ryan who had no intent of using him. At no time did Tim show anything but class, so I would say there is no comparison to the no talent cry baby from SF.

  9. Tim Tebow is one class act. This young man is a great athlete and he should be playing professional ball. Anyone who doesn’t like Mr Tebow is a god hater.

  10. Tim Tebow is a good guy. It hurts my heart to see him taken advantage of by the unAmerican right wing losers who worship the almighty dollar.

  11. Tim Tebow you are an exemplary young man in every regard. Thank you, Tim, for being such a consistently great role model for our youth in this corrupt generation. May God continue to bless you and all of your wonderful family!

  12. Get out and vote for the GOP in Nov. to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat liberal mobs!They want to make America into another Venezuela!Obama almost got us there! Now that America is great again because of Pres.Trump let’s keep it that way!

  13. The best of Tim Tebow is his commitment to doing the right thing for his fellow men and women after the teachings of Jesus. Few follow those teachings in actions and words and heart. Tim is a remarkable example of love in action.

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