GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Tebow’s most impressive moment Tuesday came after his debut in the Arizona Fall League.
Tebow, who went 0-for-3 at the plate, was signing autographs when a fan suffered a seizure and lowered himself to the concrete ground.
The man remained remained alert and Tebow waited with him for about 15 minutes before paramedics arrived at Camelback Ranch stadium.
Tim Tebow an amazing individual. Tends to a man who had a seizure pic.twitter.com/ttYrQiqePh— Christian Byrnes (@ByrnesC10) October 11, 2016
“They’re going to take good care of you, buddy,’’ Tebow said.
The man appeared to be in good hands with Tebow, who offered comforting words and chatted about college football and recruiting. The banter seemed to keep the fallen man in good spirits — and led to one funny moment.
After identifying himself as Brandon and saying the seizure likely resulted from a brain tumor of frontal lobe epilepsy, the man said he was a fan of the University of Georgia. That’s right, archrival of the University of Florida, where Tebow played football and won two national championships.
“You’re a Bulldog? You’re kidding me,’’ Tebow cried out with a grin. “Don’t even know how to respond to that.’’
With the team bus waiting, Tebow simply kept talking with the man until the paramedics arrived. He squeezed the man’s hand and told him he would reach out later before finally leaving the field.
“God bless you, buddy,’’ Tebow said.
As Tebow headed for the team bus, fans saluted him.
“That was class,’’ one said.
“God bless you,’’ said another.
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