Tim Tebow Joins ESPN SEC Analyst

ESPN.com is reporting that  former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multi-year deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network, it was announced Monday.Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network,

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement. “When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”

Tebow’s primary role with the new network will be as an analyst for “SEC Nation,” a traveling football pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week. The show will debut before the Texas A&M-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 28.

Tim Tebow has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

 The former Florida quarterback also will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms, including “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage.

Tebow will make his debut as an analyst on Jan. 6 during ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Vizio BCS National Championship.

“Tim is an SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”

Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue opportunities in the NFL. He was with the New England Patriots before being released prior to the regular season. He also has played for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.

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Tim Tebow Heisman 2007

On December 8, 2007, Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas’s Darren McFadden, Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, and Missouri’s Chase Daniel. He was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.  He garnered 462 first-place votes and 1,957 points, 254 points ahead of the runner-up, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.  He finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in both categories in the same season. He had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns. Tebow’s rushing TD total in the 2007 season is the most recorded for any position in SEC history.  The total also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in FBS history. Tebow became the third UF player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.

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