Tim Tebow pursues MLB career

Tebow takes his talents from football field to diamond

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Tim Tebow: Major League Baseball player?

The former Florida football great announced that he is hanging up his NFL dreams to pursue an MLB career, CBS Sports reports.

While many know Tebow for his football ability, the quarterback excelled as a high school baseball player. As a junior at Nease High School in Jacksonville, Tebow batted .494 and was All-State.

However, Tebow hasn't played baseball competitively in 11 years.

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