Tim Tebow broke a lot of fans’ hearts during his time playing quarterback at Florida, but he says they don’t have any hard feelings toward him now that he’s out of college.
Tebow is currently playing minor league baseball with the Columbia Fireflies, an affiliate of the New York Mets. He told Sirius XM’s Barrett Sallee that he usually gets an “awesome” reception when he meets fans of other SEC programs.
Despite the rivalries on the field, he said SEC fans and former usually root for people from the SEC as professionals.
“When you’re playing against the other team, it is incredibly intense,” Tebow said of his time playing at Florida. “And (the fans) may say some things to you that they don’t always mean.”
But since he made it to the NFL, ESPN and now MiLB, the former Heisman winner has gotten a warmer reception, even from Georgia fans.
There will probably be some Bulldogs fans in the stands when Tebow takes the field Monday night. Columbia is taking on the Rome Braves at 7 p.m. ET.