'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Will Give Tim Tebow His 3:16...

'If Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend,' that is
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Steve Austin walks onstage at the 'The Expendables' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2010 in San Diego, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Long before Tim Tebow threw for exactly 316 yards to beat the Steelers, there was another athlete associated with Bible verse John 3:16. That's Steve Austin, aka Austin 3:16, the WWE wrestler who used to tell his rivals, "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!" Austin tells TMZ he was wowed by Tebow's 316 yard miracle game, so much so that he may be willing to give up the iconic numbers to Tebow—on one big condition.

"If Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend, then hell, he can have the numbers and I'll have no problem with it," Austin says. "A guy named John was using it before me ... so if Tebow can do it again, more power to him!" More on Tebow's victory here. (Read more Tim Tebow stories.)

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