Tim Tebow — the football star who captured the hearts of America with his golden-boy image and his famous “praying” pose after he scored touchdowns — has been traded to the New York Jets.

Tim Tebow doing his famous victory praying pose, which is called "Tebowing"

The announcement came Wednesday following news that his position as quarterback for the Denver Broncos was being filled by Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning.

According to ESPN, the 6-foot-3, 238 pound Tebow will back up Jets QB Mark Sanchez, and will be used as a “change-of-pace player with the ability to run the wildcat offense.”

Tim Tebow — a proud Christian who doesn’t hide his religion at all — transformed from a college football sensation into a household name last year when he led the Denver Broncos to a string of last minute comebacks, which he always celebrated with his signature move of dropping down on one knee to pray, a move that was dubbed “Tebowing” by sports fans.

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