If you want some undeniable proof that miracles do happen, look no further than football player Tim Tebow. Son of Christian missionaries, Tebow was expected to be a stillborn when his mother suffered a severe infection during pregnancy. The miracle child went on to win the prestigious 2007 Heisman Trophy, the first college sophomore to do so. Honorable achievements aside, however, it is Tebow’s unwavering commitment to his sport and his teammates, which gained countless admiration from his peers, coaches, sports medias, and fans.
The defining moment came on September 28th, 2008. Tebow’s University of Florida – Florida Gators came up a point short and lost to another football powerhouse, University of Mississippi Ole’ Miss. In the post-game press conference, the tearful quarterback declared a promise to the gathered media:
To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation, I’m sorry.
I’m extremely sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here.
I promise you one thing: A lot of good will come out of this.
You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season.
You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season.
— Tim Tebow, Sept. 27, 2008
Tim Tebow kept his words. The Florida Gators ended the 2008 season with a record setting 13-1 wins and awarded the 2008 SEC Championship Title.
In honor of the man and the upcoming video game NCAA Football 11, gaming giant EA Sports and Nike collectively designed the Tim Tebow Trainer 1.2 Mid+. Full grain leather with reptilian pattern details, the vibrant Game Royal/White-University Orange colorways took cues from Tebow’s alma mater. Beyond the Flywire outriggers, mesh overlays, forefoot strap, and Air Unit, are the bold lettering on the heel. Simply read “Promise September 28th, 2008”, Tebow’s declaration that day is in full view as the inner sockliner. The EA Sports x Nike Air Trainer 1.2 Mid Tim Tebow Edition is available in extremely limited quantity at NikeStore.com, osneaker, and other Nike specialty outlets.
Color: Game Royal/White-University Orange