The American football player, Tim Tebow, won a Heisman Trophy in 2007 commemorating his exceptional performance. Rather than allow this symbol of achievement to sit on a shelf for years on end, Tebow decided to do something more productive with it. Apparently, he has been auctioning it off every year and using the proceeds for charity!
Tim Tebow’s Exciting Career
Tebow started by playing college football at Florida where he made history by becoming the very first sophomore to win a Heisman trophy. He helped his team achieve victory in the BCS National Championship not once but twice in 2007 and 2009. As a free agent, Tebow played three seasons in the NFL as a quarterback for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. The Heisman award he won back in 2007 has been adorning shelves of different individuals for the past eight years.
Auctioning Off the Trophy
In an interview, Tebow was asked about his Heisman award and where he keeps it. That’s when the NFL star revealed that, for the past eight years, he’s been auctioning it off to different people on a temporary basis. The proceeds of every auction have been used for charity. The winner of the auction would keep it in their home for six months up to a year. Apparently, many famous people tend to bid on it.
Luke Bryan Had Fun With It
Most recently, Tebow’s Heisman Trophy was won in the auction by country star, Luke Bryan. The funny thing is that Bryan is actually a Georgia fan, and he bid on the award so that he could have a bit of fun with it. In an Instagram post, Bryan encourages people to follow his and Tebow’s stories during the week that led up to the Georgia— Florida game, as they plan to cheer on their favorite teams and promote their charities. In another good-humored post, Bryan shows how he hands off a towel, his hat, and other things to the Heisman statuette to hold while he cheers on the Georgia team.