Florida senator and former presidential candidate Marco Rubio suggests a Tim Tebow statue to represent Florida at the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, he posted on Twitter.
A statue of confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith will be removed after legislation approved the decision in March.
People can vote for who they want a new statue of. The Division of Historical Resources will review the candidates on June 22. Three finalists will be passed along to the 2017 Legislature before a final decision.
Florida Gator football fans may consider Tebow worthy of the statue as he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 before winning the BCS National Championship in 2007 and 2009. He went on to play in the NFL from 2010 to 2012.
Rubio graduated from Florida in 1993.