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Tebow hired as TV analyst

Published On: Dec 31 2013 07:05:12 AM AKST
Tim Tebow, New England Patriots, 2013 preseason

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ESPN announced on Monday that former Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow was hired as a TV studio analyst for the SEC Network.

Tebow will make his ESPN debut on Jan. 6 for the BCS National Championship Game.

Tebow's primary responsibility will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, which will debut Aug. 28, 2014 and will resemble the ESPN's College Gameday format, except with a focus on the Southeastern Conference.

ESPN noted in its announcement that Tebow's role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL.

"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity," Tebow said in a release. "When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."

Tebow last played in an NFL game in 2012, when he got into 12 games for the New York Jets.