reasons tim tebow breaks the mold
. Due to severe complications doctors expected a still birth and strongly suggested an abortion to Tims mother in order to save her life. She refused, and in 1987 Tim Tebow was
Born in the Philippines
. His parents were Baptist missionaries to the island nation which led to Tim being born in the sprawling metropolis of Makati City.
. Along with all of his siblings, Tim was homeschooled up until the day he left to play at the University of Florida.
. Primarily as a result of being a successful homeschooled athlete, he has several pieces of legislation named after him that are intended to provide equal access to high school athletics for homeschooled students.
Played on a Broken Fibula
. Originally thought by the high school coaching staff to be a bad cramp, Tim continued to play in games even rushing for a 29 yard touchdown at one point. Eventually, however, the extent of his injury was discovered and he was held out for the rest of his junior season.
All American in High School
. In spite of the stigma surrounding homeschooled athletes, Tim ended up playing in the high school All American Bowl which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation.
Made Florida s All Century Team
. In 2007 Tim was named to Floridas All Century Team that featured the top 33 players from Floridas 100 year history of high school football.
Works Out Like A Grizzly
. Flipping tires, pushing SUVs, dragging sleds, its almost like hes a superhero or something
He s a Superhero
. Marvel artists have actually immortalized him as Super Tim who made his debut on Sportscenter recently.
Youngest of 5 Siblings
. As if having brothers and sisters isnt hard enough, being the youngest of 5 is bound to make you
Tough As Nails
. Hes virtually the toughest guy aroundliterally. On this years release of Madden Tim racked up a nearly perfect score of 98 in the toughness category.
. MacFarlane Toys is releasing not one but three different Tim Tebow action figures.
Wrote a Book
. Reaching as high as on Amazons bestseller list, Tims autobiography Through My Eyes details his life in Jacksonville and the Phillipines.
Turned Down Playboy
. He is not the first athlete to have his name pulled from consideration for Playboys preseason All American team, but it was certainly not surprising when he did.
. Derived from Tims propensity to kneel in prayer during football games, the act of mimicking this posture, or tebowing, has become a world wide phenomenon. Moreover, according to the Global Language Monitor, tebowing is now officially recognized as a word in the English language.
Hangs Out With Orphans
. Although he grew up in Jacksonville, Tim would always be flying back to the Philippines to help his father with his orphanage there.
Won a Heisman
. Ok, so someone had to win it right? Sure, but for the first 72 years it was mostly seniors that won the award. Tim broke that streak in 2007as a sophomore.
Highest SPARQ rating of any QB
. Tim scored higher than any other quarterback on Nikes SPARQ test (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, Quickness)
Voted Best Celebrity Neighbor in 2012
. 11 percent of people said they would like to have Tim Tebow as a neighbor, which even edged out Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at just 10 percent.
He Breaks Records
. Ever since he set foot on a football field Tim has been breaking records and in 2007 he became the only player in NCAA history to score 20 touchdowns rushing along with 20 touchdowns passing.
His Jersey Breaks Records
. Since joining the Denver Broncos his jersey has been one of the hottest selling NFL items on the market and even set a draft record for jersey sales.
The Tebow Rule
. Popular for inscribing bible verses into his eye black while playing at the University of Florida, the NCAA recently banned players from doing so in something that has been popularized as the Tebow Rule.
Waiting Until Marriage
. When for whatever reason he was asked at a press conference, Tim confirmed that he was saving himself for marriage.
. Hes already built 12 of them in places like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Haiti. Now, partnering with CURE International, hes building another one for disadvantaged children in his birth country, the Philippines.
Makes Believers Out of Us
. No matter what you think of Tim, you cant deny that he consistently defies the odds. When the doctors said he shouldnt be bornhe was, when the critics said a homeschooler could never be a great athletehe won the Heisman, when they told him he couldnt write John 316 on his eyeblack anymorehe wrote it on the field (threw 316 yards, averaged 31.6 yards per completion and TV ratings for the playoff game vs the Steelers peaked at 31.6 million). As Mar