Jets quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass during drills at...

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass during drills at practice at the Atlantic Health Training Facility. (June 14, 2012) Credit: Joe Epstein

The E! Network has announced it will air a special on the Jets backup quarterback called "Tim Tebow's Wild Rise."

The 30-minute special on Tim Tebow airs July 2 at 8pm ET/PT.

Here's a snippet of the press release:

"E! examines a fascinating athlete who has transcended sports to become a full-fledged pop icon in the upcoming E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise. His extraordinary success on the football field, coupled with his religious devotion and infectious charm, have made Tebow a beloved and controversial figure … but love him or hate him, Tim Tebow has undeniably captured America’s attention. From rumors of hot Hollywood hook-ups, to “Tebowing” becoming a part of the American vernacular, to his much-discussed virginity, everybody is talking about Tebow. And, now that he is playing in New York, the spotlight is getting brighter. E! speaks with Tebow’s close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts who have followed his aspirational career to reveal the phenomenon surrounding this remarkable lightning rod..."

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