Filmmaker Chase Heavener follows Tebow's every move


Chase Heavener, 30, the son of Bill Heavner, of the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Complex on the University of Florida campus, shoots video footage of Tim Tebow during Thursday's practice, January 28, 2010, for the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Heavener is working on a documentary on Tebow's road to the NFL.

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Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:17 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:17 a.m.

MOBILE, Ala. - Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has been the most scrutinized player at the Senior Bowl this week. And the NFL coaches and scouts aren't the only ones following his every move.

Chase Heavener, the son of prominent UF booster Bill Heavener (his name is on the new football complex), is getting it all on tape for a documentary he is producing on Tebow. The documentary will follow Tebow from the end of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 through his first game in the NFL.

Heavener, 30, is based in Winter Park. He said Tebow is giving him excellent access.

"I'm basically living with the guy right now. It's cool," Heavener said. "There are so many stories within a story in this. It's crazy. We're having a good time.

"Tim is who he says he is 100 percent. He's a really down-to-earth, mellow guy. It's fun hanging out with him."

Heavener said there is no timetable for the release of his film.

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