Tim Tebow: Heisman On & Off the Field

Jamie CantrellContributor IJuly 29, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators celebrates after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Gators won the game by a score of 24-14.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow is a household name. Which is no surprise, considering what he has accomplished on the field.

The first sophomore to win the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy that is handed out every December to the top college football player in the country.

Winning a National championship his Freshman year as a backup, although he played a huge role. Then leading the Florida Gators to a championship in '08, after a memorable speech following the Ole Miss 31-30 loss. Tebow pledged to work harder and to push the team harder than any player ever has.

He lived up to his word and has a ring to show for it.

Oh and need I mention, his Davey O'Brien award, two Maxwell awards, numerous SEC awards, and other respectable awards.

He also owns UF & NCAA records. Such as being the only player to pass and rush for at least 20 touchdowns in a season.

The sad thing for every team, outside the Florida Gators is that Tebow still has one more year. With all the success Tim Tebow has endured on the field, which has made him arguably the greatest college player to ever live.

He may be better off the field than on it.

It's hard to imagine a person with that kind of ability on a football field would make much more noise off of it.

Tebow is devoted Christian, which is can be identified by the bible verse "Philippines 4:13" which Tebow often displays on his eye paint or "John 3:16" that he rocked during the BCS Championship win over Oklahoma. Or even the several references to God during his Heisman speech. 

Spreading his faith as a missionary in the Philippines, while helping at his father's orphanage for abandon children in the Philippines.

Tim Tebow seems almost perfect, in every way: A passionate/great football player, very humble, modest role model, committed missionary, motivational leader, amazing character, handles the media, an uncanny work ethic, and has a knack for always doing the right thing.

All of these positive qualities and Tebow always preforms at a high level on Saturdays.Tim Tebow is entering his fourth and final season at the University of Florida and has exceeded all expectations.

At this point, I can't see how anyone could knock Tebow. He is an outstanding player and an even better person. I can understand hating Tim on the field for annihilating your team but hating him off it, should require some serious explaining to do.

The media may try to catch Tebow slipping up and actually showing a bad side. For an example when he was recently asked if he was saving himself for marriage.

That's inexcusable!

It is no where near football related and a very personal question. But of course Superman answered it thoroughly, he chuckled and answered "Yes, I am."

Tim Tebow has had a large impact in college football and off the gridiron, the last three years. Although he may not have as big of an impact in the NFL, rest assured he will continue to have a huge impact off the field.