Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is one of the most recognizable figures in the college football world.
It now appears as though he’ll have his chance to make an impression on the world of American politics as well.
According to a report from The New York Times, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion will be a speaker at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to be named the Republican nominee during the convention, and will run against presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Tebow reportedly is joined on the speaker list by fellow sports personalities UFC president Dana White and professional golfer Natalie Gulbis.
Earlier this year, Tebow’s name surfaced as a potential candidate for a House of Representatives seat that will be open in his home state of Florida. The 28 year old ultimately declined to run.
Tebow, who still has aspirations for a career as an NFL quarterback in spite of playing his last regular season game in 2012, is slated to resume his role on SEC Network’s weekly pregame show SEC Nation this season.
Tebow threw for 9,286 yards and 88 touchdowns, while also rushing for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns during a historic four-year run with the Gators from 2006-09.