Tim Tebow may have two state football championships, two BCS national titles and the ability to boast playing quarterback for two NFL teams under his belt.
But on Sunday afternoon, he told a Lubbock audience of thousands in City Bank Auditorium that football only comes third on his list of priorities — right behind faith and family.
“At the end of the day, I don’t want my legacy to be known as a football player,” he said on stage. “I want to be known as someone who had an impact on kids’ lives.”
And in a nearly hour-long question-and-answer session advertised as “Tim Tebow Talks Faith”, the New York Jets quarterback didn’t disappoint, telling stories of his Christian faith, values, character and passion for competition during an annual fundraiser for Trinity Christian School.
Answering questions from Trinity Christian Superintendent Rob Winkler, Tebow described his childhood playing sports, going on mission trips overseas, making the decision to play college ball for the University of Florida and his thoughts on “Tebowing.”
The NFL quarterback propelled to national fame just as much for his displays of faith — praying on field — as his football success said he has mixed feelings about attention and criticism he has received from media talking heads and the public.
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