The former star of Nease High School and the Florida Gators received The Great Floridian award from Governor Rick Scott today.

It's given in recognition of the outstanding achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.

Tebow won a state title at Nease High before starring at the University of Florida where he won the Heisman Trophy and two national championships.

He now plays for the New York Jets after being drafted by the Denver Broncos.