Florida teen 'Tebows' during graduation, denied diploma - temporarily

Florida teen 'Tebows' during graduation, denied diploma - temporarily

May 23rd, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Chuck Shriner

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

NAPLES, Fla. - As Chuck Shriner crossed the stage on Saturday during Bishop Verot's graduation ceremony, he suddenly paused, dropped to one knee, and Tebow-ed his principal.

Tebowing, the practice of publicly taking a knee in prayer, made famous by former University of Florida Gator, and now New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, is sweeping the country one YouTube video and Instagram photo at a time.

Shriner, 17, a football player at the private Fort Myers Catholic school, didn't expect his trendy moment on stage to end in punishment and without his diploma in hand. But it did.

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