Bills coach Chan Gailey tried to recruit Denver quarterback Tim Tebow to come to Georgia Tech when Gailey coached at the Atlanta school. Both of Tebow's parents attended the University of Florida. So did Gailey, and the coach knew Tebow's father, Robert, in college.
“He’s a great person. He’s a strong Christian, and he doesn’t mind letting everybody know that," Gailey said of the quarterback. I think there’s a lot of people that admire him for who he is and what he does on the field.”
The Bills had Tebow in town for a pre-draft visit in 2010. Said Gailey: “I had known him before. We recruited him out of high school, so I had known him for a long time. His dad and I were at Florida together so I’ve known him for a long time and known about him for a long time. It wasn’t anything different than I already knew. What a great guy.”