Tim Tebow gave a speech at Qualcomm Stadium during a "Father's Day 2012 – Encouraging Men to Live, Love and Lead" event.
"Last time I said it I got a lot of flak for it, but I don't care. There are a lot of role models out there, just there aren't many good ones. To me, that's so frustrating because you have in today's society so many famous athletes in baseball and basketball and football and golf, every sport there is. If we come together to be great role models it would be amazing to see how the next generation turns out."
Tebow then told a story about how when he was young, his father took him and his brothers to a Blockbuster (that place you used to rent movies before Redbox and the internet) and got a movie.
His father said if they could be as passionate about life as the main character, they would be hard to stop.
The movie was Braveheart.
He then spoke of his childhood role model, Florida Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel.
"He was a huge role model for me and that is my dream and my passion to be a great role model for the next generations and the boys who are looking up to me and their dream is to be a quarterback and a great football player. I want to be a good role model for them."
So will Tim Tebow be a good role model for kids?
Probably, as long as he doesn't get caught in some crazy scandal like so many ultra religious folks do.
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