Gator Icon Tim Tebow Draws Standing Ovation From Philadelphia Fans

By  //  August 18, 2015

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Tim Tebow’s wait finally ended with seven minutes left in the third quarter in Philadelphia’s preseason opener Sunday against Indianapolis. (GatorZone Image)

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (GatorZone.com) – Tim Tebow’s wait finally ended with seven minutes left in the third quarter in Philadelphia’s preseason opener Sunday against Indianapolis.

In his first appearance in an NFL game in two years, Tebow entered to a standing ovation from Eagles fans in their 36-10 victory.

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He chuckled when asked about the ovation later by a throng of reporters.

“I was thankful,’’ he said. “But I was also like, ‘They won’t be able to hear me? We’ll have to go [to a] silent [count].’ It’s very humbling. It definitely means a lot.”

Tebow had not played on the NFL stage since the 2013 preseason with New England. He was cut prior to the season and sat out the season while trying to improve his throwing mechanics.

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And then with no offers, Tebow put his playing career on hold as an analyst for the SEC Network a season ago. However, Philadelphia called Tebow in April and based on reports, the former Gators star has a solid chance of making the team as the third-string quarterback.

He did nothing to hurt his chances on Sunday, completing 6 of 12 passes for 69 yards. He rushed four times for 15 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown run.


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