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Profile: Life and Career of Tim Tebow

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - While many football and baseball fans are familiar with the name Tim Tebow, people who don't follow sports may not know much about him.

Tebow was born in 1987 in the Philippines to his father Robert Ramsey and mother Pamela who moved from Florida to serve as Baptist missionaries.

He was home schooled, raised on strong Christian values, and became eligible to play football for a local high school.

He attended college at the University of Florida, leading them to two national championships in 2006 and 2008.

In 2007, he was named the Heisman Trophy winner, the award given to the top college football player in the country.

In 2010, he was drafted 25th overall by the Denver Broncos and led the team to an overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2011 AFC Playoffs.

He was traded to the New York Jets in 2012, signed by the New England Patriots in 2013 and was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles after a two year absence from the NFL in 2015.

He was cut after the final preseason game.

In 2016, he announced a desire to play professional baseball and signed a contract with the New York Mets.

He played at the Single-A level last season for the Columbia Fireflies in Low-A and the Port Saint Lucie Mets in High-A.

Tebow is considered an outspoken Christian and operates a foundation that holds a prom night for special needs children across the world.

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