Throughout the fall, as the debate about Tim Tebow as a NFL quarterback swayed back and forth, Urban Meyer kept thinking of the particular game that first convinced him of Tebow’s potential.
This wasn’t at Florida, where the coach and quarterback combined to win two national championships. It was on a high school baseball field, Tebow just a junior and playing right field. What Meyer saw that day was a competitor, a guy motivating everyone, hustling, shouting, simply wanting to win a game more than anything in the world.
“I get chills thinking about the way he dominated that game,” Meyer says. “And I don’t even know if he got a hit.”