NFL star Tim Tebow has turned his signature on-the-field pose into a national craze, been named the “Most Wanted Celeb Neighbor” by Americans, inspired two rock songs, and led his Denver Broncos team from behind to competing for a spot in this year’s Super Bowl.
Now the man behind “Tebowing” can add one more celebrity rite-of-passage to his resume, a YouTube invitation to a military ball.
Airman Jamie Walden took to YouTube to ask the Broncos quarterback to accompany her to her Air Force division’s Military Ball in Shreveport, La., in April.
“Tim Tebow, will you be my date to the 2012 Military Ball, my first-ever Military Ball,” Walden, 20, says in the video. “I would be the luckiest and happiest girl if you were to say ‘yes” and be my date. So please say yes.’”
Walden posted the video Feb. 5 and, so far, there has been no response from Tebow’s camp.
The single, 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, 24, was busy making the media rounds during the Super Bowl frenzy so Walden might still have a chance, especially now that her video is making buzz online with more than 100,000 views on YouTube alone.
Walden also has to hope the recruits she brought in to sway Tebow help him say “yes.” too. Her video includes her fellow airmen, senior officers and even her own mom pleading her case.
“She’s everything you want in a woman, just say ‘yes,’ Tim. Please,” a fellow service member commands Tebow.
Walden’s own “Tebowing” tactics also include posting the video on GatorCountry.com, a popular University of Florida sports forum, a nod to where Tebow first made his rise to fame as a collegiate football star who led his team to two national championships.