Former Heisman trophy winner and ex-NFL player Tim Tebow has been hired to be an on-air college football analyst by ESPN.
After only a few seasons in the NFL, the still-free agent will be sharing his wisdom on ESPN's newly-formed SEC Network in August 2014.
Tebow will appear on "SEC Nation," a pregame football show that will broadcast each week from a different SEC campus. Tebow will also lend his gridiron expertise on ESPN’s Sportscenter and ESPN Radio, notes FTVLive.com.
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow stated in a press 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.”
Tebow will make his first appearance during the pregame show of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship on Jan. 6.
Ian Rapoport, of NFL.com, tweeted today that Tebow's football career may not be over:
Tim Tebow has an out-clause in his deal with the SEC Network if an @NFL teams comes calling. Not over yet, folks #Tebow.
Tebow gained fame by praying ("tebowing") on football fields, which led to huge groups of fans gathering whenever and wherever he practiced.
He also appeared in a controversial Super Bowl anti-abortion ad for the Christian ministry Focus on the Family.