‘I’m Coming Back!’ Tebow to Return for Sr. Year

Jan 11, 2009 6:03pm

ABC News On Campus reporter Miles Doran blogs:

Tim Tebow will be back.

Most fans who attended today’s Florida Gator championship celebration at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville were there for two reasons: to welcome back the Gators, and to see if Tim Tebow would announce whether he’d be coming back for his senior season.

Tebow took the stage to chants of "One more year! One more year!" and then he began to speak. The stadium went silent as Tebow thanked God, his family, Urban Meyer and the fans.

He went on about the season and how much being a Gator means to him. It seemed like he was done. He began to walk off stage then stopped, turned around and told the crowd of 40,000 dressed in orange and blue: "Oh, and by the way, one more thing: let’s do it again. I’m coming back!"

The stadium was less than half-full, but the crowd’s roar seemed louder than a sold-out crowd at a football game. Fans were hugging each other, slapping high-fives and jumping up and down. Cameras flashed and people pulled out their cell phones to tell their friends about the news.

After winning two national championships in three years, plus the Heisman Trophy, Tebow said there’s one thing he’d still like to accomplish — something that’s never been done in the history for Gator football: a perfect season.

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