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New York Jets’ Tim Tebow Wins ESPY for Best Moment

July 12th, 2012 at 11:14 AM
By Donald Lappe

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow won an ESPY last night for the "Best Moment" in sports, the moment being his 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs last season. Tim Tebow gave an acceptance speech that was just so Tim Tebow, hailing the efforts of Demaryius Thomas on the play and thanking his Denver Broncos teammates.

The Tim Tebow touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to knock off the Pittsburgh Steelers was one of the wildest moments of the year in sports. Very few picked the Denver Broncos to win that game, as most figured Dick Lebeau's defense would dominate Tim Tebow. Tebow managed to make plays down the field and finally capped off the win with the 80-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas in overtime.

The play was up against some stiff competition for an ESPY last night. Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, a homerun off David Price, was also in the running. Another baseball moment was also in the group, the walkoff wins on the final day of the MLB regular season in 2011 that changed the playoff picture. Rounding out the worthy selection of moments was Bubba Watson's win at The Masters.

When Tim Tebow beat out that competition, his popularity certainly being a driving force, he thanked everyone else. That included Demaryius Thomas, who seemed a bit awkward up on stage and declined to speak.

"I want to congratulate DT, that was a heck of a play. He was amazing all year, especially when we needed him to come up big, and that was a pretty nasty stiff arm," Tim Tebow told the crowd. "I also want to congratulate and thank all of my old teammates – take care of them Peyton – and I just want to thank them all."

What else did you expect? Tim Tebow was humble, thankful and put his teammates first. That's the kind of person he is, and he's a talented football player with the ability to make special plays like the 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. Be happy that he's part of the New York Jets.

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Tags: Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, ESPY, Football, New York, New York Jets, New York Jets backup quarterback, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tim Tebow

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