KSDK – Sure, he might not be fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, but ESPN-created star and Heisman winning former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has a new football related gig.
The network announced Monday that Tebow will be a college football analyst for its SEC Network, which launches in August 2014. If you need to quench your Tebow thirst before then, don't worry: he'll be appearing on the network plenty before then (not like he wouldn't anyway, regardless of if he worked there).
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"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity," Tebow said in a news release. "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."
According to the release, Tebow's primary role on the SEC Network will be appearances on the traveling pregame show. In the meantime, he'll contribute his analysis to SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and Heisman Trophy coverage.
He'll make his first appearance on Jan. 6 during the BCS National Championship.
And if you want to see Tebow on the playing field again, don't worry: ESPN says that Tebow's duties will not preclude him from pursuing opportunities in the NFL (although it won't magically give him the ability to throw the football).