Tim Tebow Signs Onto ESPN as SEC Analyst

Celebrity News Dec. 30, 2013 AT 5:00PM
Tim Tebow Tim Tebow has signed onto ESPN as an SEC Nation analyst. Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Tim Tebow is heading back to the SEC! The former Florida Gators quarterback has officially signed on to ESPN as an on-air analyst for the network's SEC Nation -- a traveling pre-game show that broadcasts from a different SEC campus each week. 

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The 26-year-old had played for three teams in the NFL -- the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos, and most recently the New England Patriots before getting cut prior to the team's regular season. 

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“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” the Heisman trophy winner said in a statement. “When I was six 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.”

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Tebow will make his debut on Jan. 6 at the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. 

"“Tim is a 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.”

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