While the football season may be over for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the 24-year-old outspoken Christian took some time out on Saturday and Sunday to speak at Canyon Ridge Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aside from discussing his football career, Tebow delved into his faith and the "Tebowing" phenomenon that has taken the world by storm.
"I’d run to the corner of the end zone, I’d do my last final stretch, I’d pray and I’d get up and do like three or four jumps and I’d sprint down the sidelines, and then I’d have like one or two cuts," Tebow told the audience, describing how the "Tebowing" phenomenon first began. "And that was like my final routine and it was like, 'game on.'"
"I am sure I am not the first athlete to pray though," Tebow told the audience. "What is funny is I have been doing this exact same routine for the last seven years and this is the first [time] people started talking about it and it became a thing."
In the end, Tebow had the potential to connect with nearly 20,000 people, as he was invited to speak at four worship services throughout the weekend. The church hopes that his talks served as an outreach to non-Christians in the community.
Tebow's appearance were conducted in an interview format, as Kevin Oder, Canyon Ridge's senior pastor, asked the player questions about a variety of subjects. The format was specifically chosen, according to Oder, to allow for the audience to learn a structured set of information about one of football's biggest names.
Below, watch Tebow teach Oder and congregants his famous prayer stance (i.e. "Tebowing"):
"He gets really fired up when he preaches, just like he does on the football field," Oder explained. "I could just hand him the ball and let him run, but I think in an interview format we'll be able to get to understand him more as a person and he'll say a few things that he might not necessarily say when he's preaching."
(H/T: Huffington Post)