NFL star Tim Tebow, whose strong Christian beliefs have garnered him attention on and off the field, has joined ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network.

The Heisman Trophy winner who has been a quarterback for the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and New York Jets signed a multiyear deal that will have him appearing on SEC Nation, a traveling pregame show that will bow on August 28 at the Texas A&M-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C. He will make his analyst debut on January 6 during ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Vizio BCS National Championship Game.

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement. “When I was six years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”