Tim Tebow & Deion Sanders Tim Tebow & Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders is one of the more controversial names in college football right now, but it sounds like he has the support of a guy who was also one of the most polarizing figures in college football back in his day: Tim Tebow.

During a recent interview, Tim Tebow made it clear that he is a big supporter of Deion Sanders.

“Well, I’ve been friends with (Deion) for quite a while now since, honestly, the end of college or early time in the NFL,” Tebow said. “He was just so encouraging, so supportive, so kind. Always gave me words of encouragement or words of wisdom. And, honestly, he would go out of his way to do it in a very nice way. Not just like when cameras are there doing it but behind the scenes.

“We actually got to do an event together last year, and it’s just … he loves people. He cares about people. At this event, he went out of his way for a while to answer questions, encourage people, care for people. I hope people understand that it’s not just done when the cameras are there. It’s also done behind the scenes, and he cares about people.

“He really, really genuinely cares about people, and I think that’s contagious. I think you see it in his players. I think you see it in his coaches. I think you see it in the people when they’ve been around him. They see it, and then you want to be around people like that — people that care, people with passion, people with enthusiasm for life, for their sport. That’s something that’s always been contagious to me.”

It’s a pretty clear message of support from Tebow. It will be interesting to see how Sanders future goes.

[Fox News]