Tim Tebow isn’t your typical celebrity; while most of the popular figures you know are famous for a particular reason, Tim is practically famous because of everything about him: for his good looks, his relationship with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, his career as a sportsman, and what have you. Born on the 14th of August 1987, Tim was raised as the son of missionaries and this has shaped his life a great deal. While he has a lot of things to brag about in terms of his career attainments, Tim’s biggest accomplishment is probably the creation of a foundation that embodies his life-long vision. Among other things, the Tim Tebow Foundation cares for kids with life-threatening illnesses and orphans in four countries. There are a lot of things to learn about this Tim, check some of them out below including what he has been up to since he got engaged to the love of his life.
Why Is Tim Tebow So Famous?
It is difficult to not feel too good about yourself if you are Tim Tebow. Now active as a professional baseball player and a media personality, Tim was once a professional football quarterback. The man has been famous since his days in college. With an athletic scholarship that saw him become a part of the Gators, the University of Florida’s football team, Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and went on to become the only player who received the Gator’s most valuable player award thrice.
As an American footballer, Tim’s career highlights and awards are evident to the fact that he’s one of a kind sportsman. The same year he won the Heisman Trophy, he was named Sporting News and AP Player of the Year. In addition to that, he picked up the Davey O’Brien Award. That’s not all; Tebow won the Maxwell Award twice, a Manning Award in 2008, and was named the SEC Player of the Year twice. There’s more: he’s a two-time BCS national champion, a two-time SEC champion, and was named to prestigious teams like First-team All-SEC and First-team All-American on various occasions.
As one would expect, Tim became a first-round NFL draft pick and went on to spend time with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles; although he didn’t get to play any games for the last two teams. Many thought Tim was only playing around when his agents announced he’s set to play professional baseball until he got signed by the New York Mets to play in the minor leagues.
In addition to the foregoing, Tim is known for being a college football analyst working with SEC Network. Interestingly, the multi-year extension contract he inked with ESPN in 2017 didn’t stop him from pursuing his baseball career. All these are why Tim Tebow is very famous, not forgetting the fact that his partner is Miss Universe 2017.
How He Met and Got Engaged to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Yeah, Tim Tebow’s wife-to-be is the woman who reigned as Miss Universe 2017. A South African model, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is the second Miss Universe from the African country. From what we gathered, Tim’s devotion to charity was how Demi got to cross his path. As it happened, they met at Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine event held in South Africa. Night to Shine is a prom sponsored by the foundation for people with special needs. As Demi-Leigh had a younger sister named Franje who suffered from cerebellar agenesis, they were invited for the event. According to Tim, they met there, started talking and haven’t stopped.
On the 9th of January 2019, the baseball player engaged Nel-Peters at his family farm in Jacksonville, Florida. As reported, they were walking about the property when Tim took Miss Universe to an arbor near a lake with a bench engraved with the date they first met. They talked for a while about what they share before he dropped on one knee and popped the question with a 7.25-carat solitaire ring.
What Is He Doing Now, Since He Got Engaged?
Tim’s engagement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hasn’t stopped him from keeping up with his endeavors in any way. They got engaged in January 2019 and he was active playing for the Syracuse Mets of the Class AAA International League where he was assigned to until he suffered an injury in July 2019 that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
It was said that he suffered a cut on his left hand that required eight stitches. While he’s recovering fine from the injury, he has focused on his broadcast career as a college football analyst for ESPN and SEC Network.