History of ‘Tebowing’ Craze Extends Beyond Tim Tebow to Include Fellow Athletes, Countless Fans (Photos)

History of 'Tebowing' Craze Extends Beyond Tim Tebow to Include Fellow Athletes, Countless Fans (Photos)Tim Tebow was not the first professional athlete to kneel on the sideline. He is far from the first to pray on a football field.

But somehow, the way that he does resonates with people in a way unlike any other athlete’s trademark move.

“Tebowing” is here, and it’s here to stay. It’s in the NFL, the NHL, the MLS and more. It’s everywhere and shows no signs of slowing down as Tebow and the Denver Broncos head into Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots on Saturday night.

What began as a moment of tribute by a Broncos fan, Jared Kleinstein, has grown and flourished into a full-blown movement that has spawned its own website, Twitter account and even its own beer. It’s earned praise for some individuals, but gotten others in trouble.

The history of Tebowing shows that Tebow’s prayerful ways on the sidelines began during his time at the University of Florida and has continued into his pro career. But those who have joined in the movement could surprise you. If you look hard enough, you can even find examples of someone like Emmitt Smith Tebowing.

Tebowing does not have a very long history yet, but it is certainly varied and it is becoming a storied one.

Click here to see the evolution of Tebowing from its humble origins and many examples from around the world today >>

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