University of Florida Names Tim Tebow to Ring of Honor

Two-time National Champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow will be inducted into the University of Florida Football’s Ring of Honor on October 6th, according to an official announcement from the university on Wednesday.

“I am so humbled and thankful to be able to receive this blessing, being inducted into the Ring of Honor,” Tebow said. “I know in my heart that I truly couldn’t have done it without amazing coaches and teammates who loved and sacrificed for each other so that we could accomplish our goals.

“Loving Florida wasn’t just something I did for four years, but it has been a lifelong passion. I want to thank the University of Florida and all the fans for making Gator Nation so special. I was born a Gator, I played as a Gator, and I’ll always be a Gator!

“God Bless and Go Gators!”

Tebow’s Collegiate Resume:

  • First sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, the Sullivan Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Maxwell Award (2007)
  • First sophomore in UF history to be named an All-American (2007)
  • First UF quarterback to be named an All-American since Rex Grossman in 2001
  • First UF player to be named a first-team Academic All-American selection (2007) in over a decade
  • Second player to repeat as Maxwell Award winner in 2007 and 2008
  • First scholar-athlete to be named the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America of the Year for University Division Football in two consecutive years
  • 20th Anniversary William V. Campbell Trophy winner (2009)
  • Three-time Heisman Trophy finalist
  • Two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2007 & 2009)
  • Posted a 35-6 career record at Florida and posted an SEC-record 170.8 career pass efficiency rating
  • Finished his college career with five NCAA, 14 SEC and 28 UF records
  • First player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season
  • Fourth Florida quarterback ever taken in the first round when the Denver Broncos selected him with the 25th choice in the 2010 draft

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