Jesus Is My Quarterback
Asked by a reporter about handling the pressure of playing in a national championship football game, University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had an unexpected answer:
"Pressure is not having to win football games," he said. "Pressure is having to find your next meal."
So goes a recent story from The Boston Globe, one of many stories highlighting Tebow's Christian faith and experience on the missions field. He was born in the Philippines as a missionary kid, and returned there – as well as other Third World countries – numerous times.
Tebow and the Gators take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS title game, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern in Miami. Fox will carry the game live.
Not only will the game feature the top two teams and two of the best three offenses in the nation, but the last two winners of the Heisman Trophy; Tebow won it in 2007, and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford in '08.
While Tebow's faith has been in the news for some time (see these stories, for example), but Bradford, with his recent Heisman win, is now becoming more well-known. As Sports Spectrum put it: "Tebow's story is known nationally. Bradford's faith in Christ is well known in Oklahoma."
Both young men join other college football stars in sharing their faith via video testimony at Beyond the Ultimate, a website sponsored by Athletes in Action, a Christian sports ministry.