It appears Tim Tebow’s Heisman Trophy received’t be accumulating mud on a shelf anytime quickly — or ever, for that matter.
During an look Monday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” the previous University of Florida and NFL quarterback, 35, divulged how he auctions off the Heisman Trophy that he received in 2007 each year for charity and that nation singer Luke Bryan has been one of many earlier recipients.
“Probably the last eight, nine years, every year or every six months, I’ve used it to auction off for a charity for people to keep in their homes, use it as something they can brag about,” Tebow stated.
The former player-turned-analyst then shared what Bryan, an avid Georgia fan, used the trophy for when it took up residency in his dwelling.
“Luke Bryan, him and his wife, Caroline, who are so sweet, they’re a big part of some nonprofits and we work together, and so he and his wife won it. Then, leading up to Florida-Georgia, ’cause he’s such a Georgia fan, he would put a Georgia jersey on it, he would put peanut butter all over it, let his dog lick it off, he would do all sorts of stuff, and I was like, ‘This isn’t fair,’” Tebow stated.
In a November 2020 Instagram video, Bryan is seen playfully utilizing the Heisman Trophy as a hook for his equipment, whether or not a hat, bathtub towel, or dish rag.
Tebow continued Monday that he was capable of get again at Bryan — with some assist from an insider.
“I worked with his wife to get one of his CMA Artist of the Year Awards, which is kind of a unique-looking award, so, I started getting that and sending him videos of me using it as a sparkling water opener or a jack for a car, being able to lift it up,” he continued.
Around the identical time Bryan, 46, shared his Heisman video in late 2020, Tebow posted a clip of himself and spouse Demi-Leigh utilizing the singer’s CMA prize as a espresso stirrer. Despite the light-hearted feud, Tebow stated the CMAs weren’t thrilled with his utilization of Bryan’s award.
“I think the CMAs got kind of upset with it. I didn’t actually hurt it, it just looked like we were using it that way,” he stated.
Tebow, who performed for the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Eagles and Jaguars and likewise tried his hand at baseball lately as a member of the Mets’ minor league system, then elaborated on how the Heisman Trophy initiative has positively impacted his philanthropic efforts.
“With all the charities we’ve supported, it’s been able to raise well over a million dollars now,” he stated. “My goal with that is that it could be the most impactful Heisman one day, not by sitting on a shelf and us looking at it, by being on a lot of other shelves and making an impact in a lot of kids’ lives.”