Basic’s• Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an Americanfootball player who is currently the startingquarterback for the Denver Broncos of theNational Football League (NFL).• He played college football at the University ofFlorida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams in 2007 and 2009.
Basics• After graduating, he was drafted by the Broncosas the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.• Tebow is known as a dual threatquarterback, adept at both rushing and passingthe football.• With his unorthodox NFL quarterbackskills, frequent demonstrations of his religiousdevotion, and his teams success• Tebow has attracted unprecedentedpraise, criticism, and attention from the sportingmedia and beyond.
Early life• Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, toAmerican parents who were serving as Baptistmissionaries at the time.• His mother is Pamela Elaine• While pregnant, his mother suffered a life-threateninginfection with a pathogenic amoeba.• Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a comaand to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced asevere placental abruption.• Doctors had expected a stillbirth and recommended anabortion, even though illegal in the Phillipines, toprotect her life,but she decided not to have one.
YOUNG Life• Tebow is the youngest of five children.• All of the Tebow children were homeschooled by theirmother, who worked to instill the familys Christian beliefsalong the way• In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowinghomeschooled students to compete in local high schoolsporting events.• The law specifies that homeschooled students mayparticipate on the team of the local school in the schooldistrict in which they live.• The Tebows lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and he playedlinebacker and tight end at the local Trinity ChristianAcademy for one season
QB• Tebows preferred position was quarterback, but Trinityfootball teams offense did not rely on passing the football,so he moved into an apartment in nearby St. Johns County• Thus making him eligible to play for the pass-orientedoffense at Nease• His performance soon turned heads and led to a minorcontroversy regarding the fact that he was a home-schooled student having his choice of school to play for.• Tebow came into national prominence as a junior atFloridas 4A Nease High School.• Tebow was soon known not only for his running andthrowing, but for his intense competitiveness anduncommon physical courage.
Injury• Later that same year he suffered an injury to his rightleg late in the first half of a game.• Originally thought by the Nease coaching staff to be abad cramp, he played the entire second half with abroken fibula, at one point rushing for a 29-yardtouchdown.• After the game the extent of the injury was discoveredand he was held out for the remainder of his juniorseason.• Nevertheless he was named Floridas Player of theYear and became a major college football quarterbackprospect.
Senior year• he led the Nease Panthers to a state title• He earned All-State honors• He was named Floridas Mr. Football and aParade magazine high school All-American• He also repeated as Floridas Player of the Year.• Tebow played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowlin San Antonio, Texas• This featured the top 78 senior high schoolfootball players in the nation and was shownnationally on NBC television.
ON TOP• Tebow was considered one of the nations top recruitsand was the subject of an ESPN "Faces in Sports"documentary.• The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One“• Tim Tebow was also featured in Sports Illustrated onthe "Faces in the Crowd" page• In 2007 he was named to FHSAAs All-Century Teamthat listed the Top 33 football players in the state ofFloridas 100 year history of high school football• Tebow spent the three summers prior to enrolling atthe University of Florida in the Philippines, assistingwith his fathers orphanage and missionary work
College career• Tebow received an athletic scholarship to attendand play for the Florida Gators football team from2006 to 2009• Despite a strong showing in his first intersquadscrimmage, Coach Urban Meyer named Tebowsecond string behind Chris Leak.• Although Tebow remained the backupthroughout the season, Tebow was a significantcontributor to the Gators 2006 success.
Here we go TEBOW• Tebow made his college debut coming off the bench ina goal line situation against Southern Miss.• He rushed for a touchdown on a designed quarterbackscramble on his first play.• In his next game, he led the team in rushing yardsagainst UCF• Tebow made his SEC debut against the TennesseeVolunteers on September 16.• His performance included a ten-yard run on his firstcarry and converting a critical fourth down near theend of the game• This led to the Gators go-ahead touchdown
Tebows big game• Tebows biggest game in the season came against theLSU Tigers on October 7• In this game he accounted for all three of the Gatorstouchdowns, passing for two and rushing for another.• Tebow played a role in the Gators victory in the 2007BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State.• He threw for one touchdown and rushed foranother, finishing with 39 rushing yards.• He finished 2006 with the second-most rushing yardson the Gator team.
2007-2009• Although questions about his passing skill loomed, Tebow wasnamed the Florida Gators starting quarterback for the 2007 season.• He stayed as the starting QB till 2009 when he graduated.• In 2007 he was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy• In 2008 Tebow led the Gators to a 13-1 record and its secondnational title in three years• The Gators again went 13–1 in 2009, Tebows senior year.• At the conclusion of his college career, he held the SoutheasternConferences all-time records in both career passing efficiency andtotal rushing touchdowns, appearing second and tenth(respectively) in the NCAA record book in these categories
NFL Pre Draft• After passing on the 2009 NFL Draft for his seniorseason at Florida, Tebow went on to enter the2010 NFL Draft.• Despite his college success, Tebows NFL potentialwas much debated.• Tebow was particularly mentioned as a potentialthird round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, hishometown team.• Some, including Florida governor Charlie Crist,suggested that Tebow could be the remedy fordwindling Jaguars ticket sales at EverBank Field.
NFL• Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the firstround (25th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.• The Broncos had acquired the pick in a trade with theBaltimore Ravens on the first night of the draft on April22.• When asked how Tebow will be used, McDanielscommented that Tebow probably wont start at QB as arookie; although, he said hell "play when hes ready."• He also said that there could be some packagescustom-made for Tebow right away and indicated thathe could initially contribute to Denvers variation of thewildcat formation, called the wild horse formation.
15• Tebow wore number 15 on his jersey for theBroncos, the same number he wore in college.• He set an NFL Draft record for jersey sales• He also had the best-selling jersey in theentire NFL each month since being drafted.• On July 29, Tebow signed a five-year contractwith the Broncos that had a base value of$11.25 million
1st TD• On October 17, Tebow scored his first NFL touchdown, which was afive-yard running play against the New York Jets• On November 14, Tebow threw a three-yard touchdown pass toSpencer Larsen on his first career NFL pass attempt, as part of a 49-29 home victory over the Kansas City Chiefs• Tebow started his first NFL game on December 19, which was a 39-23 road loss to the Oakland Raiders.• Tebows first career victory came in his second start on December26. The Broncos defeated the Houston Texans, 24-23, in Denver• Tebow helped rally the Broncos from a 17-0 deficit at halftime• Tebow finished his rookie season playing sparingly in six games as aback-up before starting the last three games of the Broncos season
2011• Tebow began the 2011 season as the Denver Broncosbackup quarterback, with Kyle Orton acting as the starter.• After a 1–4 start and some poor performances, Orton wasreplaced by Tebow at halftime during a home game againstthe San Diego Chargers in the fifth week of the season.• Tebow nearly led the Broncos back from a 16-pointdeficit, as he passed and ran for a touchdown in the fourthquarter.• The Chargers ultimately won the game, 29–24.• Shortly afterward, Broncos head coach John Foxannounced Tebow would start in the following game on theroad against the Miami Dolphins.
Stuggle• Tebow and the Broncos struggled in the firstthree-and-a-half quarters against theDolphins, but rallied from a 15–0 deficit in thelast three minutes to win the game, 18–15, inovertime• Denver became the first team in NFL historyto win a game after being down by at least 15points with three minutes to play in a game
Winning streak• Tebow and the broncos were on a 4 game winningstreak• They ended up beating the Chicago Bears in overtimeby a miricale• There winning streak ended the next week against theNew England Patriots• At the end of the game Tom Brady and Tim Tebow metat the middle of the field to congratulate eachother• Tom Brady said don’t worry we will meet again• After that the Broncos lost three consecutive gamesbut still made it to the playoffs
Playoffs• On January 8, Denver hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers during the firstround of the NFL playoffs. Tebow threw for a career high 316 yardsand two touchdowns, including an 80 yard TD to Demaryius Thomason the first play of overtime, as the Broncos won 29–23.• Tebow completed 10 of 21 passes in the contest, setting thefranchise record for QB rating in a playoff game (125.6)• an NFL record for yards per completion (31.6) in a playoff game• Media sources noted Tebows passing yards (316) and yards percompletion (31.6) evoked the Bibles John 3:16.• The Nielsen ratings for the game also peaked at 31.6. John 3:16 wasthe top search item on Google the next morning, followed byTebow and Tim Tebow.
New England• The Broncos were handed a 45–10 defeat bythe New England Patriots the following week,knocking them out of the playoffs.• After the season, Elway confirmed that Tebowwould be the Broncos starting quarterbackgoing into training camp in 2012.
Conclusion• I picked the topic Tim Tebow because heinspires me to get better at football• He also inspires me to live a better life• Thank you