By Kyle Yager, Sports Editor —
Tim Tebow is still iconic.
The Heisman winning quarterback and former National Champion, Tebow has transformed himself in his pursuit of a baseball career. He has stayed somewhat under the radar as he has steadily climbed the ranks to most recently, his call up to the Mets Double-A Rumble Ponies in Binghamton, New York.
Tebow didn’t take long to get acquainted. On the first pitch of his first at-bat for the team, Tebow crushed a 3-rum homer to left field.
Making an entrance has never really been a problem for Tebow. In his first at-bat last April for the Class A Columbia Fireflies, Tebow launched a two-run home fun to left field. Later, in his debut for the Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets, Tebow also smashed a towering homer for one of his three hits on the day. Tebow even homered on the first pitch he faced as a professional, which was in an instructional league game on the back fields at the Mets’ complex the preceding September.
Those are just his debuts since his transformation to baseball.
In Tebow’s first-ever NFL start, he set a Broncos record with the longest touchdown run by a Broncos quarterback, at 40-yards. Later on, on the very first pass of overtime in his very first playoff game, Tebow did the unthinkable, tossing a game-winning 80-yard touchdown to Demaryious Thomas to defeat the heavily favored Steelers.
Just to add more firsts, in Tebow’s first season in college on the Florida Gators, he won a national championship. In his first season as a starter, he won the Heisman Trophy and became the first underclassman to win the award at that time. Tebow also became the first player with 20 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a single college season.
Maybe it has something to do with his unwavering faith and morality, maybe it’s luck, or maybe it’s just how life was meant to go for Tebow, but the dude knows how to make a splash.
As a spectacle, hopefully Tebow will continue on his path of electric ‘firsts’. As a Tebow fan, as a baseball fan, or simply as a sports fan, Tebow is a fun guy to route for and easy to get behind. If things stay keep going where they’re going, the next dramatic debut for Tebow might be at the plate for the New York Mets.