NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion as quarterback for the University of Florida, recently spoke to a sellout crowd of 5,500 at Lipscomb University.
Tebow’s speech at the second annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence culminated a full day of activities at Lipscomb by Tim and his parents, Pam and Bob Tebow.
Tebow said he already knew about coach Meyer — who spent 24 years at Lipscomb and is the all-time leader in wins in NCAA men’s basketball history — before he was asked to speak.
He had heard Meyer at the EPSY Awards and was impressed with what the coach had to say about faith, family and striving for excellence every day.
“I was inspired by a man I had never heard of, but a wonderful man,” Tebow said. “I thought, wow, if every coach was like this then the youth of America would be totally different.”