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Tim Tebow has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame

Tim Tebow has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame

Tebow becomes the 13th Gator and 10th Florida player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

IRVING, Texas – Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Monday.

He becomes the 13th Gator and 10th Florida player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. UF has had seven recruits since 2006, the most of any SEC school.

A consensus first team All-American in 2007, Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, repeating as a Heisman finalist in 2008 and 2009. He became only the second player in college football history to repeat as a Maxwell Award winner (2007 and 2008). and in 2007 he was awarded the Davy O’Brien Award.


Tebow led Florida to two BCS national championships, earning MVP honors following the 2009 title game, and he set five NCAA career records while helping the Gators finish in the top three in the AP poll in three of four years. Florida went 48-7 during Tebow’s tenure in Gainesville, and the Gators became the first FBS team to record 13-win seasons (2008-09).


The Gators have appeared in four consecutive bowl games during Tebow’s tenure in Gainesville, including wins in the 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship, the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship and the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl.


A three-time SEC All-Star and first-team All-SEC selection (2007-09), Tebow led the Gators to SEC titles in 2006 and 2008 (2008 game MVP) and three SEC East titles (2006, 2008). -09). He made the All-SEC Freshman Team in 2006 and was named the Roy Kramer SEC Athlete of the Year in 2007. He set 14 conference records during his career, and his 48-7 career record made him part of the winningest senior class in SEC history.


The two-time team captain set 28 school records in his career and led UF during the school’s 22-game winning streak (2007-09). In his career, he threw for 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns while rushing for 2,947 yards and 55 touchdowns. He was the first player in NCAA history to rush for at least 20 touchdowns in a season.


A member of the 2009 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, Tebow received the NFF William W. Campbell Trophy, becoming the fourth Campbell recipient to be inducted into the Hall. The first player to be named an Academic All-American in two consecutive years, he won NCAA Top VIII honors and was a three-time Academic All-American in football and on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He was awarded the 2008 Wuerffel Trophy and the 2008 Disney Wide World of Sports Spirit Award for his college community service.


He was inducted into the Florida Football Hall of Fame in 2018 and inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame in 2020. He is enshrined in the University of Florida Hall of Fame bronze statues on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium along with the College Football Hall of Famers
Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerfel.

Taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Denver, he helped the Broncos win the playoffs in the 2011 season and played for the Jets in 2012. He played minor league baseball for the New York Mets from 2016-2021.


Tebow currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida and works as a philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, producer and broadcaster for ESPN and the SEC Network. His philanthropy and the Tim Tebow Foundation focus on special needs ministries, orphan care and prevention, children with serious medical needs, and anti-trafficking.

The College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be officially inducted at the 65th Annual NFF Awards Dinner presented by Las Vegas on December 5, 2023 at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas. The inductees will also be recognized at their respective university facilities with an on-campus NFF Hall of Fame salute in the fall.

 

Members of the Florida College Football Hall of Fame












Players Position Years in UV Year of induction
Dale Van Sickle E 1927-29 1975 year
Steve Spurrier QB 1964-66 years 1986 year
Jack Youngblood OF 1968-70 1992 year
Emmitt Smith RB 1987-89 2006 year
Wilbur Marshall POUND 1980-83 years 2008 year
Carlos Alvarez WR 1967-71 2011 year
Danny Wuerffel QB 1993-96 2013 year
Wes Chandler WR 1974-77 2015 year
Lomas Brown OT 1981-84 2020 year
Tim Tebow QB 2006-09 2023 year


Trainers Years in UV Year of induction
Charles Bachman 1928-32 1978 year
Ray Graves 1960-69 years 1990 year
Doug Dickey 1970-78 years 2003 year
Steve Spurrier 1990-2001 years 2017 year



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