Tim Tebow will be the newest member into the Gators’ Ring of Honor

Written by Garin Turner

Although his main focus is baseball these days, Tim Tebow will be inducted into the Florida Gators Ring of Honor during the Florida-LSU game on Oct. 6. His name will be immortalized on a wall inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.


Tebow is a 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time national champion. He played for the Gators from 2006 to 2009. As a true freshman Tebow threw for 358 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception. He also ran 89 times for 469 yards and eight scores. 2007 he took the world by storm passing for 3,286 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions while adding 895 yards rushing on 210 attempts and 23 rushing touchdowns.


His junior and senior years were stellar as well. For his career at Florida, Tebow threw for 9,286 yards with 88 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions. He ran for 2,947 yards and 57 scores. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2006. In addition to winning the Heisman in 2007, Tebow had numerous awards and honors including Sporting News Player of the Year, First-team Academic All-American, First-team All-SEC (Associated Press, Coaches, and Rivals.com), an ESPY for Best Male College Athlete and the Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year.


He was a Heisman finalist both in 2008 and 2009. He joins running back Emmitt Smith, linebacker Wilber Marshall, 1996 Heisman winner quarterback Danny Wuerffel, 1996 Heisman winner and later a coach at Florida, Steve Spurrier, and defensive end Jack Youngblood.


Tebow was 35-6 during his time with the Gators and set an SEC-record 170.8 career pass efficiency rating. When he graduated he had 28 school records, 14 conference records, and five NCAA records. He also holds the record for most consecutive games with both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown (14).

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