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Tim Tebow Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy Richard Tebow
Birth Place:
Manila, Philippines
College football player

Fast Facts

  • Born to missionary parents in the Philippines
  • Was homeschooled, but later attended a public high school in order to play football
  • Played a football game on a broken leg in high school
  • Spent summers in high school doing missionary work in the Philippines
  • Became the first player in NCAA history to both rush and pass for 20 touchdowns in a single season
  • Southeastern Conference record holder for total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in a single season
  • First sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy
  • Twice honored as the Academic All-American of the Year by ESPN magazine
  • Is the impetus for the "Tim Tebow Bill," which would allow homeschooled athletes to play for public high schools in various states
  • Made headlines by acknowledging his virginity and stating that he will abstain from sex until he is married


  • Peter Tebow -- Brother
  • Robby Tebow -- Brother
  • Bob Tebow -- Father
  • Christy Allen -- Sister
  • Katie Shepherd -- Sister