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He's back on the field, and as always, Christian sports star Tim Tebow knows what's truly important.
Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved—and belittled—men to fasten his chin strap on a football field. About a decade ago, Tebow helped the Florida Gators win two national championships with his vocal leadership and his rugged physical play. He also picked up a Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football—maybe ever. But there were always the naysayers, citing his awkward delivery or his run-first mentality, which "would never work in the pros."
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Many of them, truth be told, despised Tebow's unabashed Christian witness and pro-life beliefs—he wore eye black with a John 3:16 Bible reference, for instance—and his habit of kneeling to honor his Savior became a verb: "Tebowing."
Tebow, however, proved his critics wrong, taking the Denver Broncos on a miraculous run—in sports terms—of improbable, last-minute victories and a shocking overtime playoff win. Then Tebow's football fortunes changed again.
Couple - Years - League
A couple of years later, he was out of the league.
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Tebow - Critics - Doubt - Platform - Figure
But Tebow refused to give up and go away as his critics no doubt had hoped. Instead, he continued using his platform as a major cultural figure to further his gospel witness.
The Tim Tebow Foundation, for instance, sponsors an annual Night to Shine. The most recent one provided 90,000 boys and girls with disabilities, who otherwise might be forgotten, with a prom night experience, centered on God's love. Some 537 churches with 175,000 volunteers in the U.S. and 16 other countries participated. If you've never seen Tebow and Night to Shine in action, please come to BreakPoint.org to watch an extraordinary video. And bring a box of Kleenex.
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A former doubter, David Ramsey of the Colorado Springs Gazette, calls Tebow "the rare athlete more about life off the field than...
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