Tim Tebow, the much-celebrated New York Jets backup quarterback, drew a crowd of 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday in Georgetown, Texas, letting the audience know that it's important to be outspoken about their faith as well as imploring athletes to be better role models.
The former Denver Broncos quarterback, a devout Christian who became a cultural phenomenon while praying on the sidelines, is more popular than ever.
“In Christianity, it's the Pope and Tebow right now,” Celebration Church pastor Joe Champion said. “We didn't have enough room to handle the Pope.”
The former Heisman Trophy winner led the Broncos to the NFL playoffs last season with a series of late-game comeback victories and then pulled an upset of the powerful Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs.