Tim Tebow helps 'save' man apparently having seizure
Tim Tebow apparently isn't just resurrecting his athletic career.
The Mets minor leaguer, assigned to the Arizona Fall League in Scottsdale, tended to a man who appeared to be having a seizure on Tuesday.
After his first game as a Scottsdale Scorpion, the former NFL quarterback was signing autographs when a fan hit the ground, reportedly convulsing.
The outspoken evangelical Christian, according to a report from ABC15 in Phoenix, then put out his outstretched hand and prayed over the fan, whose episode reportedly calmed.
Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW. — Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) October 11, 2016
The former Heisman Trophy winner stayed with the man - whom USA Today identified as "Brandon," who blamed the fit on a brain tumor of frontal lobe epilepsy - until paramedics arrived. Tebow offered soothing words and talked college football with the man, who stayed conscious.
"They're going to take good care of you buddy," Tebow said.
Brandon said he was a University of Georgia fan, a rival of Tebow's alma mater, the University of Florida.
My friend had a seizure at Mets game and Tebow prayed for him and stayed with him until paramedics arrived #Mets #MLB #ESPN #Tebow pic.twitter.com/eVMP8iZ7b4 — Whatever it Takes (@danielkellybook) October 11, 2016
"You're a Bulldog? You're kidding me,'' Tebow said, according to the report. "Don't even know how to respond to that.''
The unbelievable moment concluded a busy debut in the fall league, in which Tebow finished 0-for-3. So that's zero hits and one save.
This isn't even the first time this year Tebow has been credited with helping save a life in a way he couldn't rescue his NFL career. In late June, the man who created "Tebowing" - resting on one knee in prayer - was on a plane when a passenger began having heart problems.
"I observed a guy walking down the aisle," Richard V. Gotti, another passenger on the plane, recounted in a Facebook post. "That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation."