Tim Tebow congratulated by SEC Nation crew on Hall of Fame induction
Tim Tebow is heading into the College Football Hall of Fame. Ahead of his big night in Las Vegas, some of Tebow’s closest ESPN colleagues taped video messages for the Florida Gator great.
ESPN shared messages from Tebow’s “SEC Nation” teammates Laura Rutledge, Paul Finebaum, Roman Harper, Ryan McGee, Marty Smith and Jordan Rodgers. Finebaum called Tebow the greatest college football player he has ever seen in almost 50 years of covering the sport.
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Tebow set 14 SEC records during his Florida career while helping the Gators win the 2006 and ’08 national championships, and winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He is the 13th Gator in the College Football Hall of Fame.
“It means a lot not just for the accolade—which is humbling to be in the Hall of Fame, but it also represents the incredible young men that I got to play with because the special thing about football is that it’s never just about you,” Tebow said in a released statement. “It is about the band of brothers that you get to play with, train with, work with, sweat with, create a vision and a goal and strive for that. I wouldn’t be here without their talent, their hard posture, their skillset, and also the relationships, the camaraderie and the brotherhood. It means a lot to me for that and it also means a lot to me for the coaches that I got to play for.”
The induction ceremony from Las Vegas can be viewed live starting at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.