Tim Tebow (Florida)
There have been many great college football players in recent years, but perhaps none of them have been as famous — or dominant — as Tim Tebow. The 3x All-American, 2x SEC Player of the Year and 2x BCS national champion won the Heisman Trophy in 2007. During his time at Florida, Tebow threw 88 touchdowns compared to just 16 interceptions, and rushed for another 57 touchdowns. However, many NFL scouts believed he would be a very poor fit at quarterback at the professional level, and that Tebow would have to change positions to enjoy a long pro career.
Spurning that idea, Tebow tried his hand at quarterback in the NFL, with very limited success. On December 30, 2013, Tebow was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst. In 2016, Tebow announced he would pursue a career in professional baseball; Tebow had not played baseball full-time since 2005, his junior year in high school, when he was an all-state player and the L.A. Angels expressed interest in drafting him. He defied the odds and signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on September 8. On September 28, 2016, Tebow hit a home run on the very first pitch he saw.