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Tim Tebow Prays for Fan Suffering Seizure in Arizona Fall League Debut

Photos show the former NFL quarterback leaning over the man to console him during a Scottsdale Scorpions game



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Former NFL and Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was caught on camera helping a fan who suffered a seizure during a minor league game.

    • Tebow reportedly prayed over the man while he was unconscious and talked with him until paramedics arrived.

    • Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets earlier this year and is playing in the Arizona Fall League for top prospects

    Former Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow's most memorable play from his Arizona Fall League debut came off the field.

    The former New York Jet and current Mets minor prospect was seen on video posted to Twitter Tuesday evening consoling a fan who spectators and players aid appeared to have suffered a seizure in the stands. 

    The video shows Tebow, in his Mets jersey and a Scottsdale Scorpions cap, leaning over the side of a dugout while paramedics tend to the man. Another photo shows him leaning over and touching the man's leg as others rush around to help.

    The Arizona Republic reports that Tebow was signing autographs for fans when someone yelled "Seizure!" 

    Tebow rushed to help the man, who had a brain tumor, according to the newspaper. The man said when he came to, Tebow and others were praying over him. 

    The Republic reports that Tebow stayed with the man until paramedics arrived. He reportedly signed the man's wristbands and a baseball before turning to a shared interest: college football. 

    The man told Tebow that he was a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs — a chief rival of Tebow's Florida Gators.  

    "You're a Bulldog?" Tebow reportedly said. "I don't even know what to say."

    Tebow was signed by the Mets earlier this year and was tabbed to continue onto the Arizona Fall League for elite prospects after a good showing in the Florida Instructional League. 

    His on field performance Tuesday wasn't nearly as memorable — the Republic reports that the former QB went hitless in three at-bats and crashed into an outfield wall while chasing down a foul ball.

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