With his career as a NFL player seemingly at an end, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow seems ready to turn his attention toward a new sport.
ESPN is reporting that the former Florida Gators star is actively pursuing a career in professional baseball and will hold a tryout for teams later this month. He reportedly has been training in Arizona and California for the possible career change.
Tebow, who turns 29 later this month, hasn’t played baseball since his junior season of high school near St. Augustine in 2005, when he batted .494. Tebow didn’t play as a senior to focus solely on football, eventually landing a scholarship with the Gators and being a part of two national championship teams.
The signal caller led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in his second season in the NFL in 2011, but was traded to the New York Jets following the season. He spent one year there before being released, spending one preseason with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 before being cut each time.
Tebow has spent time as a commentator for ESPN and the SEC Network.