Tebow receives 'Medallion of Excellence,' honored with resolution

Updated: April 24, 2008, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE -- University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy last fall, was honored by the Florida Senate and House on Thursday.

The Senate awarded him the Medallion of Excellence for his achievements off the field, the highest honor given by the chamber.

He was also honored with a resolution in the House and threw several passes to Speaker Marco Rubio, R-West Miami.

Tebow, who was home-schooled for 12 years before college, ...

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