ABC has hired former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to host a new segment on the network. The one-time college football star, who is already a college football analyst for ESPN and SEC Network, will host ‘Motivate Me Monday’ on Good Morning America. To kick off his new show, Tebow interviewed an inspiring boy who lost both legs but still plays football.
Tebow made a grand entrance on Good Morning America, stepping through a specially made ‘Motivate Me Monday’ door.
10-year-old Deven Jackson hails from Pennsylvania. He lost both of his legs six inches below the knee after contracting meningitis. But Jackson is a fighter and he refused to give up playing his favorite sport. Thanks to a donated pair of running blades, Jackson not only recovered from the disease which almost took his life, but he returned to the football field.
Tebow will be scouring the country in search of inspiring youngsters like Jackson.
“To be able to share these amazing stories about kids who have so much courage and have overcome so many obstacles and that’s what’s really inspiring. It’s awesome for me to be able to share these stories,” Tebow told GMA of his new gig.
The Daily Mail highlighted the football star’s noteworthy history:
Tebow, outspoken about his Christian faith both on and off the field, developed a national following before he ever entered the NFL.
After spending a season and a half riding the bench for the Denver Broncos, he shocked the nation by leading them to two unlikely victories – including one in the playoffs – in 2011.
His practice of ‘Tebowing’ – bowing his head in prayer after making touchdown passes – divided the nation. Millions of devoted fans praised him for not hiding his faith.
However, Tebow’s NFL prospects dimmed the next year when he saw little playing time for the New York Jets. In 2013, the New England Patriots invited him to training camp, but cut him before the season.
Tebow has since recast himself as a broadcast personality – relying on his good looks, easy smile and down-home charm.
Tebow will be hosting ‘Motivate Me Monday’ on ABC’s Good Morning America.
In light of many famous athletes with questionable character, it’s nice to see a man like Tim Tebow in the spotlight. He is the caliber of person who deserves to be nationally recognized. He is the sort of man that young Americans should be looking up to.
Let us know what you think of Tim Tebow’s new segment on GMA. Will you be tuning in?
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