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Marco Rubio Proposes Tim Tebow Statue At The U.S. Capitol

The Florida senator says he would replace the current statue of a Confederate general with a tribute to the former Florida Gator.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested that a statue of Tim Tebow would make a good replacement for the statue of Conf
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested that a statue of Tim Tebow would make a good replacement for the statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith at the U.S. Capitol.

Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, a native Floridian who has represented the Sunshine State in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall for years, will soon be replaced.

On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted a suggestion for Smith's replacement: Tim Tebow.

Tebow was a Florida Gators quarterback from 2006 to 2009 before moving on to the NFL. He led the Gators to two BCS National Championships and won the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He's now a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which is owned by ESPN. 

During his time with the Denver Broncos, Tebow became a household name for his signature prayer pose, known as "Tebowing."

Tim Tebow "tebowing" after a Denver Broncos game in 2012.
Tim Tebow "tebowing" after a Denver Broncos game in 2012.

Perhaps this is how Rubio would like to see the football player immortalized in stone at the Capitol for years to come.

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