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Tim Tebow Still Far From Major League Quality: Old SEC Haters Open Their Arms To Ex-NFL Quarterback

Travelers Today       By    Fernz Lasco

Updated: Apr 19, 2017 09:34 AM EDT

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Many are astonished to Tim Tebow's sudden career shift from coordinating passes in American Football to slugging balls in Minor Leagues of Baseball. It can be recalled that last year that he reached out to major league teams to perform a try out that resulted in a minor-league deal under New York Mets. He participated in the Mets' instructional league where he hit a home run on the first pitch in his first at-bat as a professional baseball player.

Looking back, Tebow had an outstanding career on college American Football as a quarterback where he won several awards such as the Heisman Trophy which he got during his sophomore year. During his tenure at the University of Florida, he led the team to national championship games where he is named offensive MVP back in 2008. After he graduated, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of 2010NFL Draft.

During his early days as a professional, he leads Broncos into a series of successful games, however, his skills are questioned due to a perceived lack of passing ability, persistent fumbles, and having the lowest passing completion rate in the league. During the 2012 off-season he was traded to the New York Jets and little by little his stardom dwindled until the Philadelphia Eagles set him loose on September 5, 2015.

In 2016, he made a surprising announcement that he will switch into baseball which he hadn't played ever since his high school as reported by Yahoo. He started off with the New York Mets as an outfielder. He was then assigned to Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League where he batted .194 in 70 plate appearances, with 20 strikeouts in 62 at-bats.

Meanwhile, though he is still far from the Major-League stats, he is receiving much support from the home crowd of the Columbia Fireflies where he currently plays for. According to 247 Sports, he was disliked by the SEC fan of his current baseball team back in the day when he plays football. However, in his new-found career, he was embraced by the very same people that used to hate him.

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