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Tim Tebow Signed Memorabilia

Despite his significant accomplishments, Tim Tebow had never been one to rest on his laurels. He reported to the University of Florida for his junior campaign in the fall of 2008, in the best condition of his young career. Tebow was of single-minded purpose. There was only one goal for the upcoming season: another national championship.

As the season begin to unfold however it seemed as if Tim Tebow would have to abandon this hope. An early season loss to Ole Miss dashed the Gators' hope of an undefeated season and jeopardized their championship aspirations. Few were as disappointed by the Gators' performance than Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow Signed Memorabilia

At the post game news conference a determined Tebow addressed the national media. In an earnest and powerful address Tebow apologized for his team's lackluster performance and promised a renewed determination regarding Florida's remaining games.

One thing was clear after this defeat: Florida would have to finish the season undefeated in order to accomplish their goal and win a second championship in three seasons. The loss to Ole Miss invigorated the Gators and the remainder of the season found them playing with a new resolve. The Gators, behind their leader Tim Tebow, finished the conference schedule without a loss. After a victory in the SEC championship game, it became clear that Florida would play for another national championship.

Once again, Tim Tebow found himself in the brightest of national spot lights and once again he did not disappoint. He led Florida to another national championship with a second half surge against the Oklahoma Sooners. He finished the season third in the balloting for Heisman trophy (despite receiving the most first place votes) and committed to return for his senior season.

There has been little that Tim Tebow has not accomplished thus far in his career. One thing is certain: The leadership and determination he has displayed has not been seen in college athletics in a very long time and likely won't be repeated anytime soon -- maybe ever.