The year that Tim Tebow went through absolutely deserves the honor of landing on Time Magazine’s ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World,’ and this morning it was made official.  Tebow is only one of six sports figures who were named to TIME magazine’s ninth annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.   The list is comprised of “people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world.”

Tebow had his entry in the list written by none other than Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks:

Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character. You see his fierce competitiveness, his strong work ethic and how he is a leader that his teammates trust and respect.

But it is the qualities that Tim, 24, embodies in his life off the field that truly set him apart. He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out. Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that.

It will be interesting to see if Tebow can land another spot on this list next year considering his slight demotion on the depth chart now that he in with the New York Jets.