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Tim Tebow puts on a show in batting practice ... like, for real

Tim Tebow

Quarterback Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos first round draft pick, laughs as he responds to questions during an NFL football news conference at the Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Friday, April 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


Want more Tim Tebow news? Of course you do.

The former University of Florida quarterback is working out this offseason at Memphis University School, away from the distractions of Florida and Colorado, and this week he was asked to take batting practice with the high school’s baseball team. How’d it go? You can probably guess. According to Ron Higgins of The Commercial Appeal, Tebow hit 12 of 15 pitches he saw out of the park.

“The kids were just awed by how far he hit the ball,” said Tebow’s Memphis-based agent, Jimmy Sexton. “The best thing about Tim is he thinks he’s just another guy and acts that way. He’s oblivious to everything going on around him. He doesn’t think he’s a big deal.

We’ll leave the analysis of his football skills to our good friends at ProFootballTalk, but there’s no doubting that the kid is an athlete. He was chosen 25th overall by the Broncos in last month’s NFL Draft and can even flash a little pop with a baseball bat.