• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

Timothy

Help Support Ranchers.net:

Larrry

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2007
Messages
8,645
Reaction score
0
Location
The good ole USA
Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, to American parents who were serving as Christian Baptist missionaries at the time. His mother, Pamela Elaine (née Pemberton), is the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel, and his father, Robert Ramsey Tebow II, is a pastor.[1][10][11][12][13][14] While pregnant, his mother suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors had expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life,[1] although abortions are illegal in the Philippines, but she decided not to have one.

Tebow is the youngest of five children, with sisters Christy and Katie, and brothers Robby and Peter.[15] All of the Tebow children were homeschooled by their mother, who worked to instill the family's Christian beliefs along the way.[11] In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events. The law specifies that homeschooled students may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live.[16] The Tebows lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and he played linebacker and tight end at the local Trinity Christian Academy for one season. Tebow's preferred position was quarterback, but Trinity football team's offense did not rely on passing the football, so he began to explore his options to play for a new high school.[17] He decided to attend Nease High School, which under head coach Craig Howard was known for having a passing offense. With the rest of his family living on a farm in Duval County, Tim and his mother moved into an apartment in nearby St. Johns County, making him eligible to play for the football team at Nease. His performance soon turned heads and led to a minor controversy regarding the fact that he was a home-schooled student having his choice of school to play for.[18]

Tebow came into national prominence as a junior at Florida's 4A Nease High School. He kept Nease competitive in an interstate game against perennial 6A powerhouse Hoover High School of Alabama, nearly pulling off the upset. Tebow was soon known not only for his running and throwing, but for his intense competitiveness and uncommon physical courage. Later that same year he suffered an injury to his right leg late in the first half of a game. Originally thought by the Nease coaching staff to be a bad cramp, he played the entire second half with a broken fibula, at one point rushing for a 29-yard touchdown. After the game the extent of the injury was discovered and he was held out for the remainder of his junior season.[19] Nevertheless he was named Florida's Player of the Year and became a major college football quarterback prospect.[20] During his senior season he led the Nease Panthers to a state title, earned All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade magazine high school All-American, and repeated as Florida's Player of the Year.[20][21] Tebow finished his high school career with 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation and is shown nationally on NBC television.[22]

Tebow was considered one of the nation's top recruits and was the subject of an ESPN "Faces in Sports" documentary. The segment was titled "Tim Tebow: The Chosen One", and focused on Tim's homeschool controversy and missionary work in the Philippines, as well as his exploits on the field of play and the college recruiting process.[23] Tim Tebow was also featured in Sports Illustrated on the "Faces in the Crowd" page.[24] In 2007 he was named to FHSAA's All-Century Team that listed the Top 33 football players in the state of Florida's 100 year history of high school football.[25]

Despite having family ties to the University of Florida, where his parents first met as students,[26] Tebow remained open-minded during the recruiting process and became very close to Alabama coach Mike Shula.[27] After careful consideration he decided to play for Urban Meyer's Florida Gators. One of the reasons he chose Florida was because of Meyer's spread option offense, an offense for which Tebow was deemed an archetypal quarterback.[28]

Tebow spent the three summers prior to enrolling at the University of Florida in the Philippines, assisting with his father's orphanage and missionary work.[29]

He is left handed.[30]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tebow
 

loomixguy

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
6,060
Reaction score
0
Location
The Dark Side
Here I thought this was going to be about that song from the early 70's about a miner named Timothy who fed his miner friends? (The Bouys.)

After surviving being born in Pee Eye and then spending 3 summers there (pretty much rainy season), he has every right to praise God in everything he does! First having Bing doktors handle his birth and then actually surviving that awful, greasy, MSG loaded, cold, fly blown Bing chow! Eating dog, dineguan, chicken guts on a stick, & water buffalo lungs (to name a few) is NOT my idea of a fun time! Now, if they wanna make me up some fresh tocino or pandesal, let's eat! Masarap!

Mr. Tebow is an exceptional person with an exceptional gift. A REAL role model.
 

Latest posts

Top