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Former NFL QB Tebow plans to pursue baseball career

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is now pursuing a career in professional baseball and will hold a workout for major league teams later this month, according to agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan.

Tim Tebow warms up on Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver before the Broncos played the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 1, 2012. Photo courtesy of
Tim Tebow warms up on Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver before the Broncos played the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 1, 2012.

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is now pursuing a career in professional baseball and will hold a workout for major league teams later this month, according to agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan.

Tebow, who turns 29 on Sunday, was a former all-state prep school baseball player in Florida. He last played baseball full-time in 2004 as a high school junior for Nease High.

"Tim's athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball," Sexton said in a statement. "Knowing Tim's passion and desire, we won't be surprised by anything he accomplishes."

Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida and had a dynamic college football career. His NFL career wasn't as productive and he played just three seasons-two with the Denver Broncos and also with the New York Jets in 2012.

Tebow, who is currently a broadcaster for ESPN, has been preparing for a move to baseball for several months by working out in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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"This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth," Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of Creative Artists Agency, said in a statement. "I have seen Tim's workouts and people inside and outside the industry-scouts, executives, players and fans-will be impressed by his talent.

"As an agent, I have a genuine respect for how hard it is to succeed at the game of baseball and a true admiration for those who possess the talent to play it at the major-league level. Tim's tool set is real."

An invitation to Tebow's workout will be extended to all 30 major-league teams.

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