Tebow: I Will Consider a Run for Office

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 02:55 PM

By Martin Gould

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow wants a career in politics once he is finished with football, he has said in an interview.

He told ESPN New York that he will “at least look at and consider” a run for office.

“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” Tebow said.

Tebow became a phenomenon in the league last year when he steered the Denver Broncos to the playoffs by winning four consecutive games in the fourth quarter or overtime.

But he was dumped by the Broncos when they signed superstar Peyton Manning in the off-season, and has now ended up with the New York Jets where he has found himself in a backup roll to Mark Sanchez.

The Heisman Trophy winner’s devout Christian beliefs, and readiness to express them, have endeared him to many conservatives. He said in the interview that the first thing he does in the morning and last thing he does at night is “pray.”

“That's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”

Tebow, 25, told interviewer Rich Cimini that a run for office is not “anytime soon in my future,” adding, “But it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”

He also said in the interview that he wanted to continue to do charity work through his foundation, “making a difference in people’s lives.”

“I look at that as what I want to do with my life,” he said. “I love doing it. I’m a natural for it.”

He said his proudest accomplishment is building a hospital in the Philippines where he was born. “Lord willing, it'll continue to help kids long after I'm gone,” he said.

“I want to help kids when I'm no longer here, when I'm dead and gone. I want to help kids when I don't have the energy and the time to help them, but somehow still find a way to make a difference. This hospital is one example of that,” he added.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hillary: Dems Must Get Out and Vote in Midterms

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 17:03 PM

Hillary Clinton, in a passionately political speech, accused Republicans of national "amnesia" about failed GOP policies . . .

Dallas Presbyterian Will No Longer Treat Ebola Patients

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 16:18 PM

The Dallas hospital that handled the first fatal case of the Ebola virus reported in the U.S., and later had two of the  . . .

Freedom of Information Request Backlog Hits 50,000 at DHS

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 16:00 PM

Those seeking documents from the Department of Homeland Security will likely have to wait for their requests to be fille . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved