Former Heisman Trophy Winning QB Tim Tebow’s Drive to be Successful and Fulfill Big Dreams Should Be Appreciated
by Lee Enochs
Today major league baseball scouts from around the county converged on Los Angeles to see Tim Tebow display his hitting, running and outfield skills. Reports out of Southern California were mixed while Tebow put on an impressive display of batting power before a throng of scouts, he struggled greatly against live pitching and his physical tools received skepticism in his highly anticipated two-hour workout.
Josh Peter of USA Today Sports says the following about Tebow’s workout today,
More than 12 years after Tebow last played baseball in high school, the former Heisman Trophy winner hit eight balls over the fence at USC’s Dedeaux Field, including shots that cleared a scoreboard and reached the trees in right field. The lefty also hit an opposite-field drive that cleared the left field wall. Tebow, 29, looked less impressive during live batting practice against former major league relievers Chad Smith and David Aardsma. Smith’s fastball topped out at 92 mph, and Tebow put four of Smith’s first 20 pitches in play, cracking a line drive to center field that would have been the only sure hit in the bunch. He also lined two balls to shortstop and grounded to second base in displaying decent bat speed.
Despite these mixed results on the baseball diamond, I have a confession to make. I love Tim Tebow. I say that in the most heterosexual way possible. I think the world of Tim Tebow as a Christian young man and as a dedicated athlete. I know that he is now trying to continue his athletic career by switching baseball. I think Tim is a winner even if never plays another down of football or out of baseball.
While I know Tim Tebow wished he had accomplished more in professional sports, his personal drive and dedication has already taken him far in life. Besides earning his college degree becoming the first underclassman to ever win the Heisman Trophy (2007), Tim Tebow won two national championships as the starting quarterback for the University of Florida where he was coached by the legendary Urban Meyer.
Tebow graduated from UF with a degree in family, youth and community sciences after a stay in Gainesville that included two national championships, a Heisman Trophy and a 3.66 grade-point average.
As a man who places a great emphasis on education, I also respect that at his graduation commencement he was awarded as the outstanding male leader for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Tebow received the honor for his strong academic record and the more than 700 hours in volunteer community service he logged during his senior year.
Since graduation, Tebow has been a model citizen and has helped many children with the W15H program, an outreach initiative of the Tim Tebow Foundation, fulfills the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Besides his work with his charity, Tim Tebow has reached millions of people with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Tim needs to know that he has been highly successful at the game of life even if his new baseball career never takes off. I love this kid and I wish him well in life.
I Still Believe in Tim Tebow.