Tim Tebow’s 6 Most Memorable Eye Black Messages

The NCAA has banned players from putting messages on eye black, starting this season.
Many are calling the new mandate the Tim Tebow Rule, after the player who famously scrawled Bible verses on the strips of black adhesive under his eyes.
So with the new rule in place, lets look back at Tebow's six most memorable eye black messages.

Tebow most frequently sported verses like Philippians 4:13 — "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." — or ones like this passage from Ephesians, which includes an evangelical testimony.


Tebow initially started putting Bible verses on his face as a freshman. And, in a typical freshman mistake, he foolishly tried to fit the entire Bible on his eye black, but didn't even get through the third verse in Genesis.


But Tebow didn't always proselytize with his eye black messages. Sometimes he just wrote himself helpful reminders.


There was also the time he came back from a missionary trip in Indonesia and experimented with using foreskins as eye black. The sun did not stay out of his eyes, and he made many of his teammates sick.


In his first game back after suffering a concussion against Kentucky as a senior, the quarterback couldn't remember any of his favorite Bible verses.


And then there was his poor decision to wear an additional eye black message over his eyes against Alabama in the 2009 SEC title game, leading to a 32-13 drubbing at the hands of the Crimson Tide.


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