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Tim Tebow gets engaged to former Miss Universe

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at an event last week in San Jose, Calif.
Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at an event last week in San Jose, Calif.(Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)

MIAMI — Tim Tebow is engaged.

The former Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe.

The 31-year-old Tebow posted photos of himself down on one knee and 23-year-old Nel-Peters wearing an engagement ring.

Tebow quarterbacked Florida to national championships during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. He was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos, where he played two seasons. He also played for the New York Jets in 2012 and was with the Patriots in training camp in 2013.

Tebow plays in the New York Mets’ organization and is a college football analyst for the SEC Network.

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