Adam Schefter reports former NFL football player Tim Tebow has been “training in Arizona and Los Angeles” to play baseball “for almost the past year to hone his play as a professional batter and outfielder in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since he was in high school in 2005.”
Tebow, 28, has not played professional football in several years and is an ESPN college football analyst.
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” Tebow’s football agent, Jimmy Sexton, said.
“Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.”
Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs according to CBS Sports.
Tebow is also well-known for his foundation, the Tim Tebow Foundation which builds children’s hospitals internationally as well as playrooms. He’s also a popular figure in the religious community for his outspokenness about his Christian faith.