Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/7/12

You probably will never see Tim Tebow behind the plate nor Chipper Jones under center, but the New York Jets quarterback and Atlanta Braves third baseman otherwise form a pretty good team.

The Associated Press reports Tebow and Jones are partnering to open a D1 Sports Training facility in Orlando, one of fifteen other locations. The facility will contain an indoor turf field, state-of-the-art weight room, and a clinic geared toward sports medicine and therapy.

Both men are two of the most notable sports icons to hail from Jacksonville, though, surprisingly, their paths have yet to cross. Jones is glad that soon will change.

“I haven’t met Tim. I hope to in the very near future,” Jones said before Wednesday’s game at Miami. “He’s probably the most recognizable figure in America right now. We’re from the same area in Jacksonville. I know he comes from a good family.

“His faith is as strong as anybody you’ll ever meet. And I don’t even know him, you know? So that’s my impression of him from afar. That being said, I’m a long-time loyal Gator, and he can do no wrong in my eyes.”

Prior to the 2010 NFL draft, Tebow trained at D1 Nashville, and has since become the co-owner of both D1 Savannah and D1 Tampa.

To celebrate the June 25 opening of its new location, Tebow is scheduled to conduct a members-only training event the day before, an excellent opportunity for young children to engage in “constructive exercise” (as Jones put it) while, of course, trying to get their ‘Tebowing’ down pat.

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