Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently took to the floor of the Senate to honor former Florida University Gator and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow for his foundation’s recent work throwing the Night to Shine prom for Students with special needs.
Rubio, a Gator himself, recalled catching a pass from Tebow while he was Speaker of the Florida House and commended Tebow for his work, on and off the football field.
“We also started learning that as good of a football player that he is, he’s an even more extraordinary human being off of the field.” said Rubio. “He has been given much and he has given back even more.”
375 churches participated as Night To Shine hosts in all 50 states, 11 countries, and on 6 continents. There were 150,000 volunteers, and 75,000 special needs students were the guests of honor at events across the world.
While Rubio often mentions that he would be an NFL Player if it “weren’t for his lack of talent and size.”, it’s regulary mentioned that Tebow could one day step into the world of politics.
You can watch Rubio’s speech below…