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Tim Tebow, Nease

Officials from Nease (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) retired Tim Tebow's No. 5 football jersey prior to Friday night's 43-13 victory over Menendez (St. Augustine, Fla.).

Tebow, who plays for the New York Jets, was represented by his parents, Bob and Pam Tebow, but he did send a video in which he stated, "I will never forget my time at Nease, especially our state championship."

His father told the St. Augustine Record, "It's a great honor. The years at Nease were not only a lot of fun, but they were very formative years."

The former Heisman Trophy winner, who was home-schooled, also was presented with an honorary diploma.

As far the game is concerned, senior running back Ulysses Bryant did his best imitation of Tebow by gaining 267 yards and scoring three touchdowns.