Former Heisman Trophy winner and first round draft pick Tim Tebow, is currently a NFL unrestricted free agent. The ex-Denver Bronco quarterback is known for sharing his Christian faith with fans and in clinics, hospitals, market places, schools, and orphanages. In 1985, the Tebow family moved to the Philippines where they served as Baptist missionaries. Prior to becoming pregnant with Tim, his mother contracted amoebic dysentery and fell into a coma. Because of the medications used to treat her, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption and doctors recommended an abortion, however the Tebow’s decided against it proving their faith and on August 14, 1987, she gave birth to Tim in Manila. Tim, being the youngest of five developed a close bond with his mother was later homeschooled by his mother, who instilled in him the family's Christian beliefs throughout his early years. Those beliefs became a large part of Tebow's life and have often colored the media's coverage of him. The law, also known as the Tim Tebow law, specifies that homeschooled students may participate on the team of the local high school in the school district in which they live. Tebow took advantage of this law when he decided to attend Trinity Christian Academy, the local high school in his hometown of Jacksonville, where he played tight end. He later attended a different football program at Allen D. Nease High School where he could play quarterback. Tebow came to national prominence as a junior at Nease, known for his running and throwing abilities, as well as an intense competitiveness. He was named Florida's Player of the Year and became a major college football quarterback prospect. 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. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas which...
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