VIDEO: Tim Tebow hits first career walk-off home run

VIDEO: Tim Tebow hits first career walk-off home run
Posted at 8:15 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 23:22:42-04

New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow hit his first career walk-off home run for the Class A St Lucie Mets Thursday night.

Tebow and St. Lucie took down the Daytona Tortugas 5-4.



"It was fun to celebrate with all the guys," Tebow said.

The 29-year-old Tebow said it was his first walk-off homer since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville. The former Florida quarterback did not play his senior year in order to focus on football.

"(The high school homer) was for the district championship. That felt pretty good, but this one was special," Tebow said.

The home run helps Tebow continue a hot streak since his promotion to St. Lucie. Tebow is batting .327 with 10 RBIs and 3 home runs in 16 games with the team.

Tim Tebow also played in the Arizona Fall League after signing a minor league deal with the New York Mets. Tebow had a rocky start to his career there, but finished strong hitting .267 with a .405 OBP in his final ten games.