Thoreau Essay Livy Lenhart - Lenhart 1 Livy Lenhart Mrs Moose AP English 4 October 2018 Tim Tebow A Virtuous Man \u201cThere are nine hundred and

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Lenhart 1 Livy Lenhart Mrs. Moose AP English 4 October 2018 Tim Tebow, A Virtuous Man “There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man,” states Thoreau. It costs nothing to be a patron of virtue, but it requires character and effort to be a Virtuous man. Tim Tebow, a Heisman trophy winner, and former pro quarterback, fulfills Thoreau’s definition of a virtuous man by sacrificing his social stature to maintain the integrity of his faith. Tim Tebow chooses his faith over his reputation in the midst of trial and pain. A virtuous man’s actions may not receive glory, but they surely do not go unnoticed. Tebow’s faith and integrity has had a long-standing effect on the athletic environment. Tebow says in his book Shaken that “Regardless of how your life will impact others and what that will look like, I just know that when your identity is grounded in God, when you trust in Him, you become part of a bigger picture” (Tebow). Three things that set Tim Tebow apart from the ordinary man are: his passion for Jesus and his sport, his courage to stand alone, and his example that sets him apart. Tim Tebow had just about everything going for him starting at a very young age. He was recruited to play quarterback at the University of Florida and proceeded to win two national championships and the Heisman trophy. Tebow is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football. At age 23 Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos and went on to play for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. He is currently pursuing professional
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