Adding to an already long list of achievements, Tim Tebow received one of the highest honors Florida athletics can bestow this Saturday — now, he stands with just 5 other Gator legends whose names adorn the top of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as part of the Gators’ Ring of Honor for football.
With Tebow’s lasting legacy now permanently affixed above the field on which it was built, the quarterback’s story has come full circle.
“I was born a Gator.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 6, 2018
I played as a Gator.
I will always be a Gator!”
- @TimTebow pic.twitter.com/4fYP2W2DFo
Florida couldn’t have picked a more iconic matchup for the ceremony.
As the Gators battle LSU, old feelings are back at the surface, and it’s hard not to look back on some of the most exciting memories from the Tebow-era Florida-LSU matchups.
With a 3-1 record coming from three top-10 showdowns — and one game that was merely between two top-11 teams — there are plenty of memories to choose from and be proud of, like the famous jump pass occurring in the first of those matchups.
The Gators look to return to football play of that caliber under new coach Dan Mullen, who helped Tebow win Florida’s third Heisman Trophy and second and third national championships.
But for now, we can take pride in honoring the greats who got us here.
"I was born a Gator. I played as a Gator. I will die as a Gator." --@TimTebow— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 6, 2018
Congrats, Tim. *tips cap* #GatorStandardpic.twitter.com/0Ibr2JHdIv
Tebow sure does take pride in being a Gator.