Tim Tebow trademarks "Tebowing"

Published On October 20, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

“Tebowing” has officially been trademarked.

The New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow won the right to trademark “Tebowing,” which is a term used for his habit of going down on one knee and clenching his fist to his forehead as he prays during games.

“I knew it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it’s not something that I do as ‘Tebowing,’” he told reporters yesterday. “It’s something that I do that’s prayer for me and then it got hyped up as ‘Tebowing.’”

Tebow can now use the word anywhere he would like: on T-shirts, ornaments, hats, clocks and even jewelry. You name it, and “Tebowing” will be on it.

He said that he wanted to make sure the word was being used correctly, which is one of the reasons why he trademarked it.

The last athlete that trademarked a word was former New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. He had the word “Linsanity” trademarked.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.