Wednesday, January 07, 2009

BCS National Championship: Tim Tebow a shining example for homeschooled athletes

(By Jenni Carlson)

"The Florida quarterback was the youngest of Bob and Pam Tebow’s five children, all of whom were homeschooled by their deeply religious parents. Because of a Florida law that allows homeschoolers to play sports in the public school district where they live, Tebow played football for Nease High School in Jacksonville.

"There, he won a state title and national acclaim. A scholarship to Florida followed, and Tebow has since won a national championship and a Heisman Trophy.

"Thing is, had Florida not enacted its law in 1996, Tebow wouldn’t have played football in high school."

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