Tim Tebow to become sixth player inducted into Florida's Ring of Honor
Tebow is a two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman winner
Florida's Ring of Honor at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will get another icon this fall and it will be one of college football's most decorated players.
The university announced Wednesday that former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow would be UF's sixth inductee into the Ring of Honor. Tebow's name will be unveiled and displayed in the north end zone of the stadium during the LSU game on Oct. 6. Tebow joins previous inductees Wilber Marshall, Emmitt Smith, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Jack Youngblood.
"I am so humbled and thankful to be able to receive this blessing, being inducted into the Ring of Honor," Tebow said in a statement. "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."
Tebow helped guide Florida to a pair of national championships in 2006 and 2008, and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman in 2007. Additionally, he was a three-time Heisman finalist, a two-time Maxwell Award winner, a Davey O'Brien Award winner, two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year and All-American selection.
He left Florida after four years with 9,286 passing yards and 88 touchdowns to go along with 2,947 yards rushing and 57 touchdowns.
After a brief NFL career and serving as a college football analyst for the SEC Network on ESPN, Tebow moved to baseball. This season, Tebow is hitting .270 with five home runs in 76 games (through Tuesday) with the New York Mets' Double-A Binghamton affiliate.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The Longhorns won in one of the few games between AP Top 25 teams on Saturday in Week 12
The Fighting Irish are in a great spot following a win vs. Syracuse
Cincinnati scored first, but UCF responded quickly and poured it on from there
NCAA football scores, highlights and updates from Week 12 all Saturday long
The Wolverines struggled in the red zone but held on for a 31-20 win
The No. 10 Buckeyes barely survived a Maryland team without its starting quarterback on Sa...