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LOOK: Tim Tebow auctions off his Heisman Trophy every year to raise money for charity

During his time at Florida, Tim Tebow got his name in the record books, won two national championships and earned the 2007 Heisman Trophy. Said trophy, however, is not actually in his home. The former NFL player, now college football analyst, has been auctioning it off to raise money for charity.

In an interview with the Dan Patrick Show, Tebow talked about how the idea got started and the journey the trophy has been through. The last client was a high-profile figure, and also a little mischievous.

“It just left Luke Bryan’s house,” Tebow said when asked about the whereabouts of the trophy. “Luke Bryan, the country singer…Leading up to Florida-Georgia, because he is such a Georgia fan, he would put a Georgia jersey on it. He would put peanut butter on it and let his dog lick it off. He would do all sorts of stuff and I was like, this isn’t fair.”

Tebow received multiple photos and videos from Bryan, and eventually he decided to get revenge. Tebow asked Bryan’s wife to help him get one of the singer’s CMA Artist of the Year Awards. She came through and the payback began.

“I started sending him videos of me using it as like a sparkling water opener or a jack for a car to lift it up,” Tebow recounted. “We kept going back and forward. I think CMA got upset by it. I didn’t actually hurt it, it just looked like we were using it that way.”

Tebow said that through the last eight years, the auctions for award have raised almost $1 million and that the trophy has been getting a new home every year or every six months. Indirectly, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was the inspiration for this idea. 

Years ago, Tebow was a guest at a gala in Connecticut that was raising money for soldiers who lost their lives during battle. He went there with good…


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Author : Isabel Gonzalez

Publish date : 2022-09-21 17:58:58

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