Popular Christian celebrity-athlete Tim Tebow is back on the football field after two years and is just as popular as ever.
Tebow helped the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-10 in Sunday’s pre-season game.
Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown. He found his way into the hearts of Eagles fans, receiving a standing ovation midway through the game’s third quarter when he came out onto the field.
According to SRN News, the Eagles signed Tebow to compete with Matt Barkley for the No. 3 spot behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Barkley was 12 of 20 for 192 yards and one interception. Tebow completed 6 of 12 passes and was sacked twice.
Many fans follow Tebow because of his outspoken Christian faith. Speaking to a reporter after Sunday’s win, Tebow said that the opportunity to play in the NFL again was “a blessing and it’s something I’m very thankful for.”
Tebow is also involved in living out his faith in humanitarian work. The Tebow Cure Hospital in the Philippines, dedicated to treating children from low-income families who suffer from an array of medical conditions, recently treated its 100th patient since opening in December 2014.
Publication date: August 17, 2015