by Aaron Wilson
December 30, 02013
Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network that launches in August.
Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week starting Aug. 28.
In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. Tebow starred at the University of Florida before playing in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and briefly this year with the New England Patriots.
“Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”
Added Tebow: “I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity. When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.