Tim Tebow is slated to make his ESPN college football game analyst debut before the New Year, working the booth for the Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl pitting Mississippi against TCU.

ESPN reports the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time college football champion will provide commentary alongside play-by-play man Joe Tessitore, fellow analyst Brock Huard and field reporter Shannon Spake. The outing will mark the former Florida’s star’s first in-game booth action since doing brief guest commentary during his alma mater’s 36-30 overtime win over Kentucky on Sept. 13.

“I love the game and it’s been an incredible learning experience on the television side this fall,” Tebow told reporters. “SEC Nation has become my second family. The bowl season simply provided the opportunity to contribute in a different way and share my passion for the game in-motion as a game analyst. I have a great respect for the booth and feel blessed to be joining a team of veterans for the Peach Bowl in my first game role.”

Tebow later added “the preparation hasn’t been very different than prepping for SEC Nation each week.  Only, instead of studying at least 14 schools, I am immersing myself in two. I’ve had the chance to sit in several game production meetings and also spend some time in the booth this season. I’ll spend time with Joe Tessitore prior to the game, and our researcher, and bring my perspective as a player to the action on the field.”

It’s been a busy time for the 27-ear-old Tebow, who earlier this week was also rumored to be on the Arizona Cardinals radar with the team having already lost quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton to injuries this season.

Stanton is considered week to week after having suffered a sprained right knee during Thursday night’s 12-6 win over St. Louis, leaving the team with third-year, little used Ryan Lindley as its probable starter. In his first game action since 2012, Lindley completed 4 of 10 passes against the Rams for 30 yards.

Tebow previously played three NFL seasons, his best coming with Denver in 2011 when he passed for 1,729 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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