WATCH: Tim Tebow on what UGA-Florida means to him: 'It was my parents' first date'
The annual Florida-Georgia rivalry game holds a special place in former Florida QB Tim Tebow’s heart.
Heck, without it, Tebow may never have been born, as he discussed in a video posted to Twitter by the Gators’ official account on Friday.
As you can see below, Tebow says his dad took his mom to the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party on their first date:
“It’s an amazing game and it was awesome to be a part of it.” — @TimTebow
cc: @FLvsGA #UGAvsUF #GatorsAlways pic.twitter.com/ae473SO8tr
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 27, 2017
“This game has been such an important part of my life since before I was even born,” he said. “It was my parents’ first date. My dad took my mom to a Florida-Georgia game. For us, being in Jacksonville, I’d finish a Pop Warner game and rush over here and watch the game, even all those games in the rain.
“Being able to be a part of it as a player and being able to have some really special wins — especially after what they did to us in ’07 — to be able to come back and dominate in ’08 and ’09, that was really special. It’s just an amazing game and I think it’s one of the best games in college football and it was awesome to be a part of it.”
During his career, Tebow went 3-1 against the Bulldogs, losing only in 2007.
The Gators have won the last three games, but they’ll have their work cut out for them on Saturday if they’re going to make it four in a row.
The Bulldogs are undefeated, while the Gators have struggled, but we all know that doesn’t matter in this rivalry game.
See what happens this year when Saturday afternoon’s game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.