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ESPN Hires Tim Tebow As College Football Analyst

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Tim Tebow. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Tim Tebow is coming back to a television near you.

According to a release, ESPN has hired the former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August of 2014

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” said Tebow. “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.”

Tebow’s will act as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning Aug. 28, 2014.

“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.”

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