Tebow speech immortalized

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's famous press conference speech, following the Gators' 31-30 loss to Ole Miss during the 2008 football season titled "The Promise", has been inscribed on a plaque and placed outside the Bill Heavener Football Complex.

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Published: Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:15 p.m.

Knute Rockne's "Win one for the Gipper" speech may seem old and faded now, but it stands the test of time.

Tim Tebow's inspirational speech apparently will go down in history as well.

Florida recently put up a plaque outside the front entrance to the new football facility at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with Tebow's speech inscribed on it.

Tebow's speech, of course, was the emotional promise he made after the Gators were upset by Ole Miss last season.

Fighting back tears, Tebow vowed no one would work harder than him and his teammates for the rest of the season.

The quarterback and the Gators kept the promise, with UF running the table and winning the national championship.

The speech has become famous and you can see it, word for word, when you walk by the football facility.

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