New York Jets' backup quarterback Tim Tebow shared a message of faith at a Super Bowl-sized Easter service at Celebration Church in Austin, Texas.
The Heisman Trophy winner drew a crowd of about 15,000 to the outdoor church service Sunday.
Celebration Church rented more than 100 buses to shuttle people to the event from six nearby parking lots. Fans wore Tebow jerseys and the NFL player's iconic eye-black.
"I'm a fan of any pro athlete who stands up for his faith," Tebow fan Mike Bengalio said. "We're thrilled to be part of this. It's not about football. Whatever gets more people over to the Cross, I'm in favor of."
Tebow didn't deliver a sermon though. Instead, Celebration Church's Pastor Joe Champion interviewed the Jets quarterback for about 20 minutes.
"In Christianity, it's the Pope and Tebow right now," Champion he said. "We didn't have enough room to handle the Pope."
The pastor asked the 24-year-old questions about leadership, football, and his prayers on the field.
Tebow said it was okay to be outspoken about one's faith. He noted that he wasn't the first athlete to do so.
"I really don't think I was the first athlete to get on a knee and pray," Tebow said. "I had (this) routine for seven years, and this past year they called it 'Tebowing,' which I have no idea why."