Dec 8, (ET)
By RALPH D. RUSSO
In rapid fire,
"I am fortunate, fortunate for a lot of things," Tebow said. "God truly blessed me and this just adds on. It's an honor. I'm so happy to be here."
Since 1935, when Jay Berwanger of
"It's surreal a little bit," he said. "It's just overwhelming."
Homeschooled by missionary parents who run an orphanage in the
Tebow has worked and preached at his parents' orphanage since he was 15. He regularly speaks at schools and delivered his message of faith at a prison in
"Tim Tebow is the real American hero," said Tebow's high school football coach, Craig Howard. "He's the real deal."
And then the other -
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The gunman believed to have killed four people in a pair of shooting sprees at a megachurch in Colorado Springs and a missionary training school near Denver had been thrown out of the missionary school a few years ago and had been sending it hate mail, police said in court papers Monday.
The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household.