LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University has announced its keynote speaker for its virtual commencement this spring.
Tim Tebow, a professional athlete, author, speaker and philanthropist, will be speaking at the university’s commencement on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
“We are grateful that Mr. Tebow has accepted our invitation to join us for Commencement and excited to hear him address our graduates,” said Liberty University’s President Jerry Prevo. “In all of his success, Mr. Tebow has never lost sight of God’s plan for his life. He is bold in professing his faith and serves others as unto the Lord. He is a prime example of a Champion for Christ.”
Tebow was born in Makati, a city in the Philippines. The former professional athlete played football for the University of Florida and was the first homeschooled athlete and college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
He was also in the NFL and played for the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. He recently retired from playing professional baseball with the New York Mets.
In addition to his success on the athletic field, Tebow is also the founder and chairman of the board of the Tim Tebow Foundation. The organization leads ministries to bring faith, hope and love to the homeless and abandoned children, provide physical and spiritual care to children with medical needs and fight against human trafficking.
Tebow is also a New York Times bestselling author, international speaker and ESPN sports broadcaster.
Tebow isn’t a stranger to the university and spoke at convocation in March 2013. He said he looks forward to speaking at the campus again.