10 Little Known Facts About Tim Tebow
10 Facts about Tim Tebow You May Not Know
10 Facts about Tim Tebow You May Not Know
Tim Tebow is the quarterback that everybody either loves or hates. Former quarterback for the national champion Florida Gators, Tebow won the Heisman trophy in 2007 as the best college football player in the country. He turned his college career into a 5 year career in the NFL. Tebow remains a controversial figure because of his outspoken faith and Christianity.


He  Almost Wasn't Born
He Almost Wasn't Born
Because of medication that she took for amoebic dysentery, Tebow's mother, Pamela, had a very difficult pregnancy. Her doctors recommended an abortion, but she decided against it.


He was born in the Philipines
He was born in the Philipines
Tebow's parents, Robert and Pamela, were Baptist missionaries in the Philippines at the time of his birth. He still has strong ties to the Philippines.


He has a Law Named After Him
He has a Law Named After Him
Though he was home schooled growing up in Florida, he was still allowed to participate in high school athletics. He was allowed to choose which high school to play for, as long as it was in the district he lived in. This rule became known as the Tebow Law.


He's a Leader
He's a Leader
Tim Tebow visited Florida on a recruiting trip with a fellow recruit. After the trip, the other recruit was asked which college he was going to sign with, he replied, "I'm going where ever he (Tebow) goes".


He Almost Went to Alabama
He Almost Went to Alabama
Tebow is a Florida Gator fixture, but, he almost went to Alabama. Tebow was very close to then Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Mike Shula and it was very close decision for which school to play for.


He's a Virgin
He's a Virgin
Tebow has stated that he's saving himself for marriage. Here he is at an award show with two lovely ladies.


There's an NCAA Rule Named After Him
There's an NCAA Rule Named After Him
In 2010, the NCAA passed a rule banning the writing of messages on the eye paint under the eyes of a football player. Tebow would often write Biblical references to verses in this area. The ban became known as the Tebow rule.


He's a Humanitarian
He's a Humanitarian
Tebow is very involved in charitable work. Some of his favorite charities include Uncle Dick's Orphanage in the Philippines and Shands Hospital pediatric cancer center. He also announced plans to build a Hospital in the Philippines. In 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott designated him a Great Floridian in recognition of his services.


He Introduced a new Word Into the English Language
He Introduced a new Word Into the English Language
Tebowing, the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer, was recognized as a word by the Global Language Monitor. In October 2012, it became a registered trademark.


He's a Good Guy
He's a Good Guy
Love him or hate him, Tebow's heart is in the right place. Presli Collins, a 10 year old girl in Colorado, suffers from neurofibromatosis, which can cause blindness and excruciating pain. She's also one of Tim Tebow's biggest fans. When Tim found about Collins, he took her on a 'date' to the Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards.