GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow fans are starting to own quite a jersey collection. Since that can get expensive, Tebow's alma mater is trying to help out his fans.
In his first three seasons in the NFL, Tebow has played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. His latest stop is New England, and the University of Florida is offering a discount for any alumni association member who wants to add Tebow’s No. 5 Patriots jersey -- he can’t wear No. 15 because that’s QB Ryan Mallett’s number -- to their closet.
UF Alumni Association members can receive $10 off per single purchase of an official, adult-sized Tebow jersey from the Patriots’ Pro Shop. Alumni association members must log into the members’ only section of the UFAA website to get the redemption code.
The offer is only good until June 26, however. The school notified association members of the deal via email on Monday.
Danita D. Nias, the executive director and senior associate vice president of the UFAA, said a Patriots representative approached her group shortly after the club signed Tebow on June 11 and said the pro shop was receiving numerous requests for Tebow jerseys and wanted to know if the alumni association wanted to work with the team in any way.
Nias decided the best way would be by offering the discount to UFAA members.
"People love Tim Tebow. They love him," Nias said. "We have 92 Gator Clubs around the country and we just finished our football fling with coach [Will] Muschamp. At each one, at every auction, every Tebow jersey was gone.
"Now we have another one to add to the mix."