It was only a matter of time until former Florida QB Tim Tebow was inducted into the Gators’ Ring of Honor, and now it will become official.
On Wednesday, the team announced that Tebow would be inducted into the Ring of Honor on October 6, 2018, during halftime of the Florida-LSU.
Tebow will be the sixth person in the Ring of Honor, joining Emmitt Smith, Jack Youngblood, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Wilbur Marshall:
AND NOW … @TimTebow!
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) July 11, 2018
Tebow helped lead the Gators to two national championships and also won the Heisman Trophy during his time in Gainesville. In a release from the school, Tebow said he is honored to be inducted into the group of Gator greats:
“I am so humbled and thankful to be able to receive this blessing, being inducted into the Ring of Honor,” Tebow said. “I know in my heart that I truly couldn’t have done it without amazing coaches and teammates who loved and sacrificed for each other so that we could accomplish our goals.
“Loving Florida wasn’t just something I did for four years, but it has been a lifelong passion. I want to thank the University of Florida and all the fans for making Gator Nation so special. I was born a Gator, I played as a Gator, and I’ll always be a Gator!
“God Bless and Go Gators!”
Tebow was 35-6 during his time at Florida, which was a golden age for coach Urban Meyer and the Gators. His honor is well-deserved and the ceremony should be a lot of fun.