- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Harper One; 1/20/13 edition (February 19, 2013)
- Language: English
Former University of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for the Denver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tells the story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through My Eyes. Written with Nathan Whitaker, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, Through My Eyes gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion have made him one of the most provocative figures in football.
From the Back Cover
His Life, His Words
Over the course of the past five years, Tim Tebow has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he has amassed an unparalleled resume—winning two BCS national championships, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy, and, in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. Now, in Through My Eyes, Tebow writes about life as he chooses to live it, revealing how his Christian faith, his family values, and his relentless drive to succeed have molded him into the person and the athlete he is today.
The son of Christian missionaries, Tebow details his early years—from the circumstances of his birth in the Philippines to his home schooled upbringing to his parents’ emphasis on developing his character and deepening his belief whenever possible. Setting the record straight, he tells the story of his long and difficult path to becoming a quarterback, a path that at every stage was blocked by coaches telling him he’d never make it, that he should just give up and switch positions. Yet despite the critics, he believed—not just in himself but in the plan God had laid out for him—and time after time his deter-mination and dedication proved his detractors wrong.
Taking you from his first week of Pop Warner practice to his record-setting career at Florida to his rookie season in Denver, Tebow goes inside the huddle on his biggest wins and most frustrating losses, showing how through both triumph and defeat he has grown as a leader, as a person, and as a follower of Jesus Christ. What emerges is a captivating portrait of a man whose passions demand the best from teammates, whose words inspire faith in others, and whose heart leaves everything on the field.
At every step, Tebow’s life has defied convention and expectation. While parts of his life have been well-documented, these stories have always been filtered through the opinions and words of others. With this book he offers a firsthand, never-before-told account of how it all really happened—on the field, behind the scenes, and through his eyes.