Good Morning America has brought Tim Tebow on to their team and we’ve got all the facts on Tebow, from his Christianity to his love life, to his career.
1. GMA Has Taken Tebow on as a Contributor for “Motivate Me Monday”
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 14, 2014
Tim Tebow has joined Good Morning America as a contributor for the show. He is set to help with the morning show’s “Motivate Me Monday” series, reporting from the studio and towns across the country to provide inspirational stories. Tebow has already worked with GMA, having appeared on the show as a guest host during Super Bowl week this year.
2. Tebow Is a Virgin
Christianity is very important to Tebow. In turn, he holds a firm opinion in favor of faith-based abstinence, and he will remain a virgin until marriage. Tebow is known for his outspoken views on his faith and even used to write biblical verses in his eye black on the football field. When he wore John 3:16 on his eye black, the verse turned into the highest-ranked Google search term over 24 hours, getting over 90 million searches. In 2010 a new rule for the NCAA banned messages on eye paint. Because of Tebow’s eye black tradition, the rule was called “The Tebow Rule” by the media.
3. He Is Responsible for the Term “Tebowing”
Tim Tebow is responsible for the term “Tebowing.” The definition of “Tebowing” is this:
Tebowing is a neologism for the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer specifically with one’s head bowed and an arm resting on the one bent knee, when kneeling, a form of genuflecting. It is derived from Tebow’s propensity for kneeling and praying. The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimicked a pose of Tebow following the Broncos’ comeback overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23, 2011.
On October 9, 2012, Tebow was awarded the trademark of the term Tebowing after winning a legal battle with two fans who wanted to trademark the name.
4. Tebow Was the First College Sophomore to Win the Heisman Trophy
Currently, Tebow is a free agent, but he is quite accomplished, having been the first-ever college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and was the starting quarterback for the Florida Gators. By the end of his college career, Tebow had 5 NCAA, 14 Southeastern Conference, and 28 University of Florida statistical records. You can view Tebow’s full list of stats on Wikipedia.
Tebow’s net worth is $3 million.
5. Camilla Belle Is Tebow’s Last Reported Girlfriend
Actress Camilla Belle and Tim Tebow dated briefly in 2012 and Belle is the last known girlfriend of Tebow’s, which means that he’s single, ladies. In an interview with Vogue, Tebow described what he looks for in a woman:
Obviously, looks play a big part. Being attracted to someone plays a big part, but there’s also so much more than that for me. It’s about finding someone sweet and kind, and that has a servant’s heart. It’s about finding a girl who likes me for me, and not because of what I do or who I am or the name.