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Tim Tebow on His New Movie: ‘People Need to Be Encouraged’

The former football star chatted with Sean Hannity of Fox News about the faith-based film he produced, 'Run the Race,' out on February 22

Former NFL star and baseball athlete Tim Tebow may be busy as a best-selling author and minor league baseball player with the New York Mets, but he’s managed to take some time to executive-produce a new faith-based movie, “Run the Race,” which hits theaters on February 22.

The film follows two brothers who hold opposing worldviews in a small southern town — and who face major life hurdles when their mother passes away and their father abandons them.

When an injury derails one brother’s chances at a football scholarship, the other must step up as a track star to help the two build a better future.

Tebow spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night about the movie.

“People need to hear the story because it’s a hard world, but people need to be encouraged,” said Tebow.

He added that though “Run the Race” is a faith-based story, it’s also a “real film” that’s relatable.

The athlete also touched on how important faith is in his own life.

“I want to have a life of meaning and significance and purpose more than anything,” he said.

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Tebow spoke about traveling to the Philippines when he was 15 years old and meeting a young boy who was born with a birth defect that caused his feet to be positioned backwards.

“When I left that boy, I knew what I felt like I was supposed to do for the rest of my life, and that was, [to] fight for people that can’t fight for themselves and fight for the underdog and love people. And that’s something I try to do in anything that I do,” said Tebow.

“Run the Race” is out on February 22, as mentioned — and find out more about the movie here.

Check out Sean Hannity’s interview with Tim Tebow below: