Has there been a more polarizing figure in professional sports over the past year than Tim Tebow? Whether it was his string of fourth-quarter comebacks, thrilling overtime playoff victory over the Steelers or public displays of his faith, Mr. Tebow generates a wide range of reactions from the public.
Mr. Tebow's faith is an integral part of the player, the man and the human being. Today, when media outlets are littered with players' indiscretions and mistakes, it's refreshing to see someone who practices what he preaches. Mr. Tebow works hard on and off the field and utilizes his celebrity to help the less fortunate, among them sick children in the Philippines for whom he helped build a pediatric hospital.
In an era in which many revered sports stars are defined solely by their accomplishments on the athletic field, Mr. Tebow seeks to do more with the talents he has been given; he is an athlete who realizes his obligation to use the platform of an NFL player to make a positive impact on people's lives off the field. As his college coach, Urban Meyer, once said, Mr. Tebow lives his life to make the lives of others better.