Tebow to play in Senior Bowl


Published: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.

Moments after leading Florida to a victory over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, All-America quarterback Tim Tebow said he is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life.

Well, that chapter has begun.

Tebow has hired an agent — Memphis-based Jimmy Sexton — and is all set to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., later this month. It will be Tebow's first professional game, and first opportunity to show the NFL coaches and scouts what he's got throughout the week leading up to the game. He'll play for the South, which will be coached by the Miami Dolphins staff.

Tebow's NFL stock seems to have risen in the minds of the draft analysts following his performance in the Sugar Bowl. Tebow set the Sugar Bowl records for passing yards (482) and total yards (533). He completed 31 of 35 passes and threw for three touchdowns.

After the game, Tebow said he was looking forward to his next athletic challenge — trying to become an NFL quarterback.

"I feel like I have a lot of things to improve on," Tebow said. "I'll give my best and I hope I get an opportunity to go do that."

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