If it wasn't for a 1996 Florida law that allowed home-schooled students to compete in high school sporting events, perhaps we would not have Tim Tebow as we know him today.
The New York Jets quarterback was home-schooled through high school, but thanks to the aforementioned state legislation, Tebow was able to join the football team at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The rest is history.
And now, as states across the country follow Florida's example and push legislation allowing home-schooled children to compete in high school activities, Tebow's name has become attached to the movement.
This week the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act--more commonly referred to as the "Tim Tebow Law"-- was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in South Carolina. The Palmetto State is the 30th state to pass the legislation
While this law will certainly help students in Tebow's position, hopefully it will not produce another Tim Tebow. At this point, one Tim Tebow is enough for all of us.