Former NFL quarterback and current college football analyst for ESPN, Tim Tebow is going to try his hand at professional baseball. A report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter cites agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan, saying the former Heisman trophy winner will hold a workout for Major League Baseball clubs later this month.
For much of the last year Tebow has been working on his game on the diamond. The last time Tebow played baseball competitively was his junior year of high school when he made the All-State team for Nease High School in Florida. He hit .494 that year helping to lead his team to the Florida state playoffs.
Tebow, 29 on Sunday, notified ESPN of his focus to start a career in baseball but did say he will continue to fulfill his broadcast obligations to the network.
“Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball,” Sexton told Schefter. “Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.”