Don't take the title too literal folks. No, the man didn't have a near death experience and almost become an angel. It was something totally different. Back in the high school days he was nearly drafted by the Angels--Los Angeles Angles (or Anaheim back in his day I believe).
Like many kids in high school, Tebow was a multi-sport athlete and played baseball in the spring. Apparently he was pretty good too. As a junior he had four home runs on the season and hit for impressive .494 batting average. His numbers and overall play was enough to get the attention of the Angels organization.
“He had a strong arm and had a lot of power. If he would have been there his senior year he definitely would have had a good chance to be drafted,” said one-time Angels Florida-based scout Stephen Hargetts. “He had leverage to his swing. He had some natural loft. He had some good power. He was a good athlete..."
Had he played his senior year in high school there is a strong chance that he ...